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Problem gambling awareness month

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Hello Gateway Foundation Partner!

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. This month’s newsletter will focus on helping someone with gambling addiction by identifying risk factors and groups most affected by the addiction. On March 22nd, Gateway Foundation is hosting a webinar about problem gambling that we hope you can join. Below are a few articles from our website detailing gambling addiction signs and treatment options.

Like many addictive disorders, gambling addiction causes profound harm to both the body and mind. It’s critical to recognize a problem and begin a treatment program that addresses the root causes of compulsive gambling. Gateway Foundation understands each person develops addiction differently and therefore needs individualized treatment on how to recover from addiction disorders. Our approach to addiction medicine combines proven, evidence-based methods with personalized attention and specialized treatment modalities to create a comprehensive spectrum of care.

As your partner in gambling addiction treatment, we want you to know Gateway Foundation is here for you and your client. Feel free to reach out to your Gateway Foundation contact person with any needs. Don’t know who your contact is? Email me directly and we’ll put you in touch.

Kind regards,

Frank Markett
Director of Sales

Gambling Neurobiology and its Relevance to Treatment banner

Webinar: Gambling Neurobiology and its Relevance to Treatment

WHEN | Wednesday, March 22, 2023 @ Noon

WHERE | Zoom Webinar

REGISTRATION | Zoom Registration Here
CONTINUING EDUCATION | This webinar will offer 1 CE Credit

Presented by T. Celeste Napier, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Director, Center for Compulsive Behavior and Addiction
Rush University Medical Center

Neurobiology aims to understand how each region of the brain affects a different area of behavior. Dr. Napier will share research that centers on the effects of gambling and how we as treatment providers can utilize this information to promote more meaningful conversations with our clients.

Learner objectives:

  • Understand brain changes that are associated with the behavioral progression of recreational gambling to problem gambling.
  • Appreciate the state of the brain during disordered gambling that promotes unhealthy decision-making.
  • Appreciate how gambling neurobiology can inform negative bias towards the disorder.
  • Translate gambling neurobiology into meaningful conversations with clients.

Register Here!

How to help someone Gambling

How to Help Someone You Know That Has a Gambling Problem

If you suspect someone you know has a gambling addiction, whether a client, close friend, family member, spouse, or child, they must get help. Gambling addiction, also known as a gambling disorder, problem gambling, or compulsive gambling, is a progressive disease that can affect all ages and genders. Like any addiction, a gambling disorder can create significant problems in a person’s life, affecting their job, relationships, and mental health. Sometimes the consequences of a gambling disorder are devastating.

Fortunately, a gambling disorder is treatable, and you can encourage them to get the help they need. Although you can’t make the client or your loved one change, your love, and support can go a long way toward helping them overcome addiction.

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Common risk factors Gambling

Common Risk Factors for Gambling Addiction

If a client, family member, friend, or spouse likes to gamble, you might wonder if it’s something to worry about. What if they get addicted to gambling? Who is at risk for developing a gambling addiction anyway? Maybe you’re questioning your own habits.

Not everyone who gambles develops a gambling disorder. But some people are more prone to gambling addiction than others. Knowing the risk factors for gambling addiction is essential to recognize them in friends, family, or yourself.

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Gambling addiction and race

Gambling Addiction and Race: Who Is the Most Affected?

Gambling addictions can become a severe problem for many people, leading to financial issues and creating distance and tension between family members. Studies have shown that gambling addictions and race are related, with certain ethnicities being more affected and prone to developing an addiction.

Several factors, such as mental health or family situations, can mean various ethnic groups are more likely to gamble in times of hardship. Understanding that problem gambling and race are interconnected can allow you to take the steps necessary to prevent an addiction from forming or take action to get your client or a loved one’s life back on track.

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