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may, 2022

27may12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventMD FY22 WEBINAR Series: The Importance of Language


(Friday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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A FREE webinar offered by the Maryland Center for Excellence on Problem Gambling

The Importance of Language in our Work with problem Gamblers

Join the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center) for the 2021-2022 series of FREE webinars designed to provide additional problem gambling prevention, clinical and recovery training on a variety of topics. Webinars are one (1) hour in length, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT and award one (1) CEU (unless otherwise specified).



Dr. Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC II, BACC, ICGD


Learning Objectives

A couple of years I ago, I was sitting next to a dear friend and person in recovery from a gambling disorder. I leaned over and whispered to her how distressing I found it for the presenter to refer to a person in recovery as “the gambler.” She said, “I know, if they say that one more time, I may scream.” This use of language is the norm, not the exception. It is so ubiquitous we don’t even think about it. Much more has been written about the significance of the language of recovery in the Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health fields; particularly around issues of stigma and shame. This presentation will address the importance of how to use words and language to reduce stigma in the field of gambling disorder for both individuals in recovery and their partners in recovery.

Attendees should be able to:

  • Participants will be able to identify evidence for how gambling disorder is stigmatized.
  • Participants will be able to define person first language and how even “neutral” terms may contribute to stigma around gambling disorder
  • Participants will be able to identify effective strategies for reducing the stigma associated with harmful gambling



For more information, or to register for this webinar, please click HERE

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