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WEBINAR: Effective Screening for Gambling Disorder

04/26/2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


There is a clear evidence that individuals in treatment for substance use disorders are at high risk for gambling and that unidentified gambling problems contributes to increased treatment costs and decreased treatment effectiveness. However, standard screening techniques have been largely ineffective in clinical settings. This presentation will focus on effective strategies for screening for gambling problems and initiating the conversation regarding the impact of gambling and problem gambling on recovery, health and wellbeing.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the need and rationale for screening gambling problems in substance use disorder and other behavioral health care settings.
  • Gain an understanding of how to utilize effective brief problem gambling screening strategies.
  • Identify how to develop a problem gambling integrated intake process.


Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Credit

Members of NAADAC receive a Certificate of Completion for 1 CE for free. Non-members of NAADAC receive 1 CE for $15.


Loreen Rugle, PhD, ICGC II, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland and is currently Program Director of the Maryland Center of Excellence in Problem Gambling. Her previous position was Director of Problem Gambling Services with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for the State of Connecticut. Rugle brings over 30 years of experience in the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling to her current position. She has managed problem gambling programs within the Veterans Administration, in the private sector and within state systems.

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