If they are not drinking or using drugs, what's the big deal?
Gambling is not a safe alternative to alcohol or drug use. Many people think that poker among friends is totally safe if young people are not drinking or smoking. The truth is, while most people do not develop problems with gambling, more youth than ever are developing problems with gambling. This section of the DPG website is designed to provide education and awareness to educators, parents, youth and the community about a growing issue.