Did you know that March 9th is Gambling Disorder Screening Day?
We're hoping to welcome professionals like you from across the state to participate in this event by screening clients during the day for gambling disorder. With everyone's help, we can offer support to many people in need!
Should some of your clients need help and you do not have a certified Gambling Counselor on staff call Problem Gambling Services at 401-499-2472 and we will get them the help they need.
Research shows that gambling disorder may not evolve until the person is well into recovery from another behavioral health disorder.
Therefore, screening in the initial stages of treatment, which is very important for determining co-occurring disorders, is not enough, need to screen on a regular basis. (Crockford and El-Guebaly, 1998; Cunningham-Williams, et al, 2000)
Use recommended Screening Tools.
Additional information on screening tools can be found in the Gambling Disorder Screening Day 2021 Toolkit that was developed for the NCPG
The Cambridge Health Alliance has sent out a comprehensive toolkit ,you can access it here:
For additional information about Problem Gambling please visit our website https://www.problemgamblingservices.com or call 401-463-6500 x107