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era where gambling opportunities are widespread ( Gupta & Derevensky, 2000 ). While for most adolescents, gambling is an enjoyable and harmless activity, for a small minority, gambling can become problematic with severe negative consequences ( Calado

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Introduction Problematic internet gaming has been reported in many countries worldwide and is increasingly common among a small minority of adolescents ( Cheng, Cheung, & Wang, 2018 ; Feng, Ramo, Chan, & Bourgeois, 2017

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SNS (and other risk behaviors) would be affected by other deviations from social conformity/expectation that are socially undesirable, stigmatized, and stressful; examples of such conditions may include obesity, long-term unemployment, and minority

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cue reactivity in the reward network of addictive subjects in comparison to healthy subjects was only found in a minority of the studies as summarized in a most recent review by Antons et al. (2020) . From this summary, the conclusion can be drawn

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– Law enforcement sometimes targets HR providers and people who use drugs, especially minorities – Nothing specifically stigmatizing in the media, mostly not positive, but a “personal choice” is emphasized

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examining gambling expenditure and frequency at baseline and 30 days later. A small minority of the participants reported no gambling problems (16%), with the majority classed on the PGSI as experiencing low-risk (23%), moderate-risk (39%) and problem

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Álvaro Sicilia, Manuel Alcaraz-Ibáñez, María-Jesús Lirola, Rafael Burgueño, and Anthony Maher

.1177/0093650203252410 Sussman , S. , Lisha , N. , & Griffiths , M. D. ( 2011 ). Prevalence of the addictions: A problem of the majority or the minority? Evaluation & the

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Claudia Marino, Natale Canale, Alessio Vieno, Gabriele Caselli, Luca Scacchi, and Marcantonio M. Spada

videogames despite harms, and significant impairment in daily life. It has been shown that, although only a minority of gamers (around 1% of the population) can be classified with IGD following the DSM criteria (e.g., Rehbein, Kliem, Baier, Moble, & Petry

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of the majority or the minority? Evaluation & the Health Professions, 34 ( 1 ), 3 – 56 . doi: 10.1177/0163278710380124 Torrens , M. , & Rossi , P. ( 2015 ). Mood disorders and

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: I-Hua Chen, Chao-Ying Chen, Chieh-hsiu Liu, Daniel Kwasi Ahorsu, Mark D. Griffiths, Yu-Pin Chen, Yi-Jie Kuo, Chung-Ying Lin, Amir H. Pakpour, and Shu-Mei Wang

schoolchildren’s future school performance. However, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, schoolchildren are likely to have increased their internet use and for a minority will result in problematic internet use ( Chen, Chen, Pakpour, Lin, & Griffiths

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