Presenters: Tana Russell and Maureen Greeley, Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling.
Problem gambling can have devastating impacts on individuals, families, and communities. It can have an impact on personal finances, individual well-being, family and business relationships, employment, mental health, suicidal thoughts or attempts, and more. Compared to other addictive disorders, problem gambling (including Gambling Disorder) is associated with a high rate of suicide attempts. This session offered a broad overview of problem gambling and its impacts. It included an overview of gambling, recreational gambling, problem gambling, and Gambling Disorder. Information on how to pursue Gambling Counselor Certification was also provided in the session.
- Understand the difference between recreational gambling, problem gambling, and Gambling Disorder.
- Know where to go to get more information and training, and where to refer clients for gambling help services.
- Know where to go to learn more about becoming a Certified Gambling Counselor