Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling
June 1-2, 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada
The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling never disappoints when it comes to offering great speakers, interesting programing and unique topics related to gambling addiction.
This year is no exception! Topics at the 11th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling include “Marijuana and Gambling Disorder”, “ADHD and Problem Gambling”, an exploration of research in the co-occurance of “Eating Disorders and Problem Gambling” and “Treating Psychological Trauma and Addictive Disorders.”
The registration fee is just $50! Professionals can earn up to 12 CEUs for continuing education. The programming is so valuable and informative that, anyone interesting in understanding current trends in understanding and treating gambling addiction should attend! Those in recovery from gambling addiction will benefit from the programs offered as will community healthcare providers, educators and treatment professionals.
According to the event website, “the conference promotes awareness, education and professional networking, and attracts addiction and mental health professionals and interested stakeholder groups including Prevention, Education, Research, Government, Gaming Industry and the Recovery Community.”
Exploring New Trends in Recovery, Research and Responsible Gaming
September 30-October 2, 2012
Las Vegas, Nevada
The 13th Annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction will look at new trends in gaming, addiction and the science of recovery. Conference literature promises to examine timely issues such as “a redefinition of recovery”, health care reform, an emerging minority population, new treatment approaches and the growth of online gambling – trends directly impacting the way we treat, prevent ad study gambling disorders and responsible gaming.
And the BIGGER question is….what help can they offer employees with a gambling addiction?
July 29, 2012
Tomorrow marks the beginning of Responsible Gaming Education Week – July 30th-August 3rd, 2012. I must admit there are times when I’ve been skeptical of the Gaming Industry’s involvement in the preeminent funding mechanism for research in disordered gambling, the NCRG (National Center for Responsible Gaming.) Yes, there have even been times when I’ve gasped at NCRG-funded research espousing clinical findings of “Natural Recovery” in problem gambling; fearing compulsive gamblers may take this as a “free pass” to continue to gamble and await their own natural recovery, while continuing to devastate themselves and their families in anticipation of the miracle of natural recovery.
Today is not one of those days. Having just read the NCRG’s first volume of “Gambling and Health in the Workplace”, I have parked my skepticism; finding this publication to offer valuable information and resources for Employers and Human Resources professionals. The NCRG offers this resource at no charge at ncrg.org/gamblingandhealth
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Suicide, attempted suicide and suicidal ideation is common among compulsive gamblers. By the time the devastation of the disease reaches the tipping point in a pathological gambler’s life they face grave financial problems, their families and relationships are in ruin, self-esteem has been decimated and a sense of helplessness and hopelessness is pervasive. Generally, by the time an addicted gambler “reaches bottom,” every aspect of their life has been destroyed. Suicide is all too common in those afflicted with the disease of compulsive gambling.