You may not realise that rates of gambling amongst teenagers are 7 x higher than illegal drug use. Gambling really is the hidden addiction.

And it is an addiction that kills people - it is strongly associated with suicide, relationship breakdown, and debt. Let’s not let this be how our children live their lives.

But how do you talk to your teenagers about it? Where do you start? Click the picture below for the slideshow…

You don’t have to be an expert to start a conversation
— Dan Richter

So make sure you pick your moments, and tackle this with your children - because they are being bombarded daily with adverts and peers who are telling them that heavy gambling is normal.

Let’s redeem this generation - they have a better future than to waste it gambling.