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The Nexus of Substance Misuse Prevention and Problem Gambling Prevention
June 29, 2022

Recording link: Nexus of Substance Misuse Prevention and Problem Gambling Prevention

 

The focus of this webinar is on the nexus between substance misuse prevention and problem gambling prevention. Gambling disorders are highly comorbid with other mental health and substance use disorders. The prevalence of co-occurring gambling addiction and substance abuse is high. Approximately 1 in 10 compulsive gamblers report being concerned about their substance use.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Discuss the complex relationship between problem gambling and substance misuse.
  • List shared risk and protective factors between problem gambling and substance misuse disorders
  • List the barriers to collaboration between the problem gambling prevention field and substance misuse prevention
  • Describe collaboration strategies for substance use prevention professionals and the problem gambling prevention field to improve public health and community conditions.

 

The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC offered this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training was provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.