Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling
May 3-4, 2018 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 12th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling include a focused presentation on “Gambling Addiction and the Drug Court Programs”, “My Journey from Convict to Conviction” by Maureen “Mo” Michael and Keynote Speaker Bo Bernhard, Ph.D., Executive Director of the UNLV International Gaming Institute.
The registration fee is just $60! 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.”
As I look forward to numerous upcoming educational programs focusing on Problem Gambling, the Nevada State Conference scheduled for April 12th & 13th at the Las Vegas Gold Coast, stands out as a premier event of the year! nevadacouncil.org/2012_conference.php? I am looking forward to sharing the stage Friday afternoon with Ted Hartwell as we each present our viewpoint on advocacy and social change in problem gambling. Ted will share his personal approach of one-on-one advocacy as I share from the lens of a national advocate for social change in problem gambling. Regardless of the platform or the scope, every recovering gambler who speaks out makes a difference toward collective societal change. Read more →
Las Vegas Review Journal’s Jane Ann Morrison post on the fate of Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe, convicted of Federal mail fraud related to his admitted gambling addiction, displayed a notable bias and an even more notable lack of understanding of the disease nature of compulsive gambling.
Morrison’s position on how “Justice” should be meted out for the Monsignor coupled with subsequent comments from RJ readers were notable angry; seemingly seeking a pound of flesh in lieu of jurisprudence. After numerous thwarted attempts to post my opinion following RJ submission protocol, I decided to use this forum to express my opinons. Ms. Morrison’s article is attached.