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Problem Gambling Among Military Service Members and Veterans

Welcome to “Problem Gambling Among Military Service Members and Veterans: Insights from Lived Experience and Research.” This interview is hosted

Welcome to “Problem Gambling Among Military Service Members and Veterans: Insights from Lived Experience and Research.” This interview is hosted by Dr. Heather Gray, Director of Academic Affairs at the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Gray interviews Mr. Dave Yeager and Dr. Shane Kraus. Mr. Dave Yeager is a US Army veteran in recovery for compulsive gambling. He is active in the prevention and recovery support communities. Currently pursuing a Masters of Social Work, Mr. Yeager co-chairs the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Military Committee. Dr. Shane Kraus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is interested in using behavioral, epidemiological, and neurobiological methods to assess factors that contribute to the development of addictive behaviors and other co-occurring psychiatric disorders among high-risk groups, including US military veterans.

Project Build Up

Project Build Up (PBU) is a program designed to strengthen the capacity of the workforce in outpatient substance use and gambling treatment

Project Build Up (PBU) is a program designed to strengthen the capacity of the workforce in outpatient substance use and gambling treatment agencies to provide or promote gambling treatment services, with an emphasis on addressing the disproportionate impact of problem gambling on communities of color.  

PBU is a Grant and Technical Assistance Initiative sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (MDPH) Office of Problem Gambling Services (OPGS) and administered by Health Resources in Action (HRiA). To apply for this opportunity please reach out to projectbuildup@hria.org

Casino Gambling And The Boston Chinatown Community: A Conversation With Dr. Carolyn Wong

Ask An Expert: How Can Providers Better Promote and Provide Problem Gambling Services to Asian American Community Members. Dr. Carolyn

Ask An Expert: How Can Providers Better Promote and Provide Problem Gambling Services to Asian American Community Members. Dr. Carolyn Wong is a Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts, Boston’s Institute for Asian American Studies. In this video, Dr. Wong discusses the relationship between the gambler, the game, and the social and physical environment as it pertains to casino gambling in the Boston Chinatown community. She also discusses Chinese family values and the role of family in the treatment process.

Practice Guidelines For Treating Gambling-related Problems: An Evidence-based Treatment Guide For Clinicians

In order to view this webinar, please sign in with an email address no separate login is required. Evidence-based practice

In order to view this webinar, please sign in with an email address no separate login is required. Evidence-based practice guidelines rest upon research, clinical expertise and patient characteristics. This presentation will cover what this means for treating gambling-related problems. Using evidence from a recent empirical review of the literature, Dr. LaPlante will review treatment approaches that have high quality, developing, and limited empirical evidence supporting their efficacy. This presentation will provide information about the tools and strategies that research indicates are most likely to work, areas in need of additional scientific consideration and the implications for people with gambling-related problems.

Originated from: International Center for Responsible Gaming

Our Voices Matter: Using Lived Experience to Promote Equity in Problem Gambling Prevention

The field of problem gambling has been historically disconnected from the community experience of gambling and people of color, leading

The field of problem gambling has been historically disconnected from the community experience of gambling and people of color, leading to a lack of integration of those with lived experience into programming. The aim of this article is to describe community-centered efforts to prevent and mitigate harm from problem gambling in Massachusetts—including a pilot program, the Massachusetts Ambassador Project, which is grounded within public health and lived experience frameworks.

Originated from: Current Addiction Reports

Expressions of Addiction

Expressions of Addiction is an exhibit of original photographic portraits that depict people during various stages and expressions of addiction.

Expressions of Addiction is an exhibit of original photographic portraits that depict people during various stages and expressions of addiction. Each portrait includes a biographical information about each subject derived from in person interviews. These photographs are part of an exhibition that will help the public better understand addiction by reaching thousands through gallery exhibitions, television programming, and the internet.

Military Veterans And Gambling Problems: Research Perspectives

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In order to view this webinar, please sign in with an email address. No separate login is required. Recent research indicates that military veterans have a higher rate of gambling disorder than the adult general public. This webinar highlights new research on gambling problems among veterans.

Originated from: International Center for Responsible Gaming

DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview

Provides specific questions providers can ask to clarify key aspects of the presenting clinical problem from the point of view

Provides specific questions providers can ask to clarify key aspects of the presenting clinical problem from the point of view of the individual and other members of the individual’s social network (i.e., family, friends, or others involved in the current problem). This includes the problem’s meaning, potential sources of help, and expectations for services.

The Old Adage, “Addiction Does Not Discriminate,” Appears to be a Myth

The following op-ed was prepared by Dr. William Cloud, PhD, MSSW, Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work at

The following op-ed was prepared by Dr. William Cloud, PhD, MSSW, Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work at University of Denver.

Originated from: Cambridge Health Alliance

The WAGER, Vol. 23(10) – Gambling disorder and mental health disorders

The WAGER is a monthly, online review of new scientific research on gambling and gambling disorder published by the Division on

The WAGER is a monthly, online review of new scientific research on gambling and gambling disorder published by the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance as part of the BASIS (Brief Addiction Science Information Source). This week, The WAGER reviews a study by Ryan Nicholson and colleagues that explored the implications of this new diagnostic threshold for the prevalence of mental health disorders among people experiencing gambling disorder.

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The M-TAC resource library contains a variety of tools, articles, and videos that can help providers and others better understand problem gambling.

Some resources are intended for providers to implement best practices and build their capacity to treat problem gambling.

Resources address problem gambling screening, assessment, treatment, tools, special populations (such as veterans and youth), social determinants, and health and racial equity. 

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