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Implications of Gambling Disorder in the DSM-5, Las Vegas May 16, 2014

Implications of Gambling Disorder in the DSM-5, Seven Hills Behavioral Health Hospital, Las Vegas  Friday, May 16, 2014 1:45-2:45PM

Gamblers Anonymous of Southern Nevada Conference, May 17, 2014

Conference open to Gamblers Anonymous and Gam Anon members only.

Lanie’s Hope is in no way affiliated with Gambler Anonymous. Information posted is in keeping with our Mission and our goal to serve those who suffer with a Gambling Problem.

Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling April 10-11, 2014 Reno, NV

8th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling
nections:    Research –> Resources –> Recovery!

NV State Council

Nevada State Council on Problem Gambling

HOW “CONNECTED” ARE YOU? Everywhere we go, we are surrounded by technology that provides immediate access to information 24/7, making us all feel very ‘connected’.   Information is key, but information alone is never enough to really make a difference in the lives of people in our community.

This year’s conference is all about the importance of connecting beyond just the sharing of information. The Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling explores multiple avenues of connection that inform, assist, and support theirefforts to work together to prevent or reduce the impact of problem gambling in Nevada.

Whether you’re a researcher studying the brain connection, a counselor making therapeutic connections with clients, an advocate connecting resources to support peers in recovery…or just a concerned member of the community who wants to learn more … YOU are the connection that matters most!   Join us as we learn, share and GET CONNECTED to promote prevention and recovery in 2014!

Gamblers Anonymous Conference, Houston, TX- April 25-27, 2014

The Chicago Area hosts regional Gamblers Anonymous Conference, April 5, 2014.

This regional conference offers a full day of workshops and presentations based on the 12-steps of recovery. Details and flyer will be available in 2014 from Gamblers Anonymous.  Participation is open to all Gamblers Anonymous and Gam/Anon members. According to Gamblers Anonymous, “The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.”

Details on location and pricing available at link below.



Addiction Recovery Coaching Academy (CCAR)- Connecticut- Feb 24-28, 2014

Feb 24-28, 2014
Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership,
500 Enterprise Drive,
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

CCAR Recovery Coach Academy™  is a five-day training opportunity designed for those interested in becoming actively involved in serving as a recovery coach. A CCAR Addiction Recovery Coach is anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery.
Recovery Coach
” The CCAR RCA (Recovery Coach Academy) is an innovative new approach to healing people’s lives that is unlike any other training. Utilizing an approach to learning that blends both process and content, the CCAR RCA offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience that has been referred to as ‘pure recovery genius’.   If you’re ready to learn, be challenged, and reap valuable rewards for life, the CCAR RCA is a must  for anyone in addiction recovery service.”

Gamblers Anonymous International Conference October 18-20, 2013 Orlando FL

2013 Fall International Conference
“The Whole World of Recovery”

October 18-20, 2013

Conference details and registration available at Gambers Anonymous*  gamblersanonymous.org/ga/

Hotel Information available at starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1162
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
12205 S. Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, Florida 34786

NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, Las Vegas Sept 22-24, 2013

The Sands Expo and Convention Center at the Venetian Las Vegas

For more than a decade, the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction has provided a unique forum where all stakeholders in the field of gambling disorders and responsible gaming come together to discuss the latest research, share best practices and explore real-world applications for new scientific findings.

Changes in health care policies and mental health diagnostic codes are driving a larger conversation of what recovery and prevention should include for those with addictive disorders. From the Affordable Care Act to the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5, these changes impact how researchers study gambling disorders, how the industry builds responsible gaming programs to educate their patrons and how clinicians relate to their clients. Read more →

Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope September 14th, 2013 Henderson,NV

Lanie’s Hope Supports the 7th Annual “Walk in Memory – Walk for Hope”

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The 7th Annual “Walk in Memory – Walk for Hope” community suicide prevention awareness walk will be taking place on Saturday, September 14, 2013, in ten different communities across the State of Nevada. Walk participants are asked to donate $20 per individual. To participate on a team, go to https://www.nvsuicideprevention.org and select “Lanie’s Hope” on the drop down box.  Each person walking will need to complete a registration form. All donations will be used to help fund various NCSP programs in communities throughout the state.

Compulsive Gamblers have the highest suicide rate of any social segment.  Participation in Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope supports a valuable community resource while raising awareness of Lanie’s Hope’s mission. Team apparel will be available for purchase on our website in August 2013.
Bea Aikens, Founder

Monte Vista Behavioral Health- Introduction to Gambling Addiction, Las Vegas August 9, 2013

Lanie’s Hope will be presenting an introductory program on gambling addiction; offering simple screening tools and resources for recognizing a gambling addiction and it’s impact on physical and mental health. This  “Lunch and Learn” program sponsored by Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC is offered to Clark County community service professionals ranging from Military, Police Officers, Social Workers, LADC, RN Nurses and health care professionals. CEU’s are offered for a variety of professional accreditations.

See “Events” page for details and registration.





27th National Conference on Problem Gambling – Seattle, WA July 19-20, 2013

Excerpts from National Conference on Problem Gambling

“Please join us for the 27th National Conference on Problem Gambling July 19-20, 2013 in Seattle,Washington. The largest and oldest conference on problem gambling in the world, this event brings together leaders in prevention, education, treatment, responsible gaming, research, and recovery. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a newcomer to gambling issues, you will find 60 presentations – from plenaries to posters – packed with high-quality information. Based on popular demand, we’ve added to full days of intensive skill-building Pre-Conference Workshops on July 17-18.”

For more information, or to register for the NCPG conference go to


Boulder City Hospital – May 2, 2013 3PM


In recognition of National Mental Health Month, Boulder City Hospital’s Mental Health: Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) staff will participate in a one-hour introductory course to understanding and recognizing Problem Gambling.
Lanie’s Hope Founder and Advocate for the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, Bea Aikens will present a one hour presentation, providing a basic explanation of what happens when gambling becomes an addiction and review screening methods and resources available to identify and treat problem gamblers and their families.



7th Annual Nevada Conference on Problem Gambling April 25-26, 2013

REGISTER NOW for APRIL CONFERENCE!“The Changing Landscape of Gambling and Addiction”
Reno, Nevada April 25-26, 2013.

Innovator and Trail Blazer in the field of Problem Gambling, Executive Director of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, Carol O’Hare, sets the tone for this year’s conference with the Opening Keynote,
Problem Gambling in Nevada: Then, Now and in the Future

Conference Featured Presentations Include:

  • Addiction and Recovery from an Atheists Perspective
  • Youth Gambling Awareness in the Classroom
  • Internet Use Disorder
  • Understanding the Female Trajectory into Problem Gambling
  • Changing the Game:Supportings Young People in Recovery

Known for innovation, this renowned conference concludes with the unique presentation Experiential Yoga and the 12 Steps.

Don’t Miss Out on Early Bird Registration Rates!  Register on line at   nevadacouncil.org
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A Compelling and Passionate Speaker
Bea Aikens couples her personal experience with extensive knowledge of the disease of compulsive gambling to build a compelling platform for civic, community and national organizations seeking knowledge and understanding of the disease of disordered gambling. To engage Bea for your upcoming event, contact her at
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P.O. Box 60214
Boulder City, NV 89006
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