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SAMHSA Advisory on Problem Gambling

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released this 8 page brief that provides an introduction to pathological gambling, gambling disorder, and problem gambling, and their link with substance use disorders.  The new publication also describes tools available for screening and diagnosis, as well as strategies for treating people with gambling problems.  The publication is available on the SAMHSA website to download and print free of charge.

Click the link below to download the pdf document:

Gambling Addiction:  An Introduction for Behavioral Health Providers

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)  is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. (Originally posted 9/22/14)

 

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