The Impact Problem Gambling has on the Military, Veterans, Their Families, and Career (PM Session)

22may1:00 pm2:30 pmThe Impact Problem Gambling has on the Military, Veterans, Their Families, and Career (PM Session)

Time

(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm(GMT-04:00)

Event Details

A FREE virtual program offered by Western Region Single County Authorities

The Impact Problem Gambling has on the Military, Veterans, Their Families, and Career (PM Session)

Problem gambling affects veterans at twice the rate compared to their civilian counterparts. With increased accessibility to gambling opportunities through the legalization of sports betting, mobile lottery platforms, and casino expansion, veterans must be aware of their increased risk and the services available to help them.

Gambling disorder is a hidden addiction due to its lack of clear, tell-tale signs like those that would show up on a drug screen. Veterans often gamble to cope with trauma-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and military sexual trauma. Other addictions, like alcohol use and opioid-use disorder, are often co-occurring when veterans are at risk for problem gambling behavior.

This program will offer an overview of the necessary steps to ensure that problem gambling is at the forefront of new legislation and advocacy measures for veterans. To ensure participants have the tools required to address problem gambling behavior among the veteran population, the presenters will provide education and statistics to help participants draft their solutions for managing problem gambling in their capacity.

 

Date:

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024

 

Time:

  • 1:00 pm EST – 2:30 pm EST

 

Presenters:

  • Jonathan Crandall, BSW
  • David Yeager

 

Learning Objectives 

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:

 

  • Become familiar with gambling and some of the factors included in the development of problematic gambling
  • Discuss why veterans are at a higher risk for problem gambling behavior and how to assist those who are struggling
  • Identify the importance of increasing advocacy for problem gambling awareness and treatment for the veteran community
  • Have awareness of available local and regional resources

 

 

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This is a free program, but registration is required. For more information, or to register for this webinar, please click HERE

This is a free program, but registration is required. For more information, or to register for this webinar, please click HERE

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