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- Website: Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO)
- Resource type: General web page
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Get help from your family and peer support network if you have a gambling problem. Older adults are at increased risk of developing gambling addictions due to unstable income and more free time.
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How was this rated?
Step 1 - Evidence-based
Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
Step 2 - Transparency
Is it clear who developed the resource and how?
Step 3 - Usability
Is the information easy to understand and easy to use?
Rated on: 12/12/2017 11:07:10 AM
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