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General Information

Provides resources and information to raise the awareness of problem gambling in Indiana and works to support the treatment and prevention efforts of the state.

The Indiana Council on Problem Gambling strives to generate awareness, promote education, and be an advocate for quality treatment of problem gamblers in the State of Indiana.

National Council on Problem Gambling

The Mission of the National Council on Problem Gambling is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education.

Prevention-Specific

New Suicide Prevention Training Video for Substance Abuse Treatment Providers

Suicide is the leading cause of death among people who abuse alcohol and drugs, making suicide risk a problem that every frontline substance abuse counselor must be able to address. In collaboration with SAMHSA, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed a training video as a companion piece for SAMHSA's TIP 50: Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment.
A moderator and three panel members discuss ways to manage and address suicidal thoughts and behaviors among individuals with substance abuse issues. Actors portray case scenarios that the panelists discuss. Although the video is designed for VA settings, the content is applicable to all settings.
This 75-minute video depicts and explains appropriate counseling methods, administrative support, and clinical supervision for substance abuse providers treating clients with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Special attention is given to risk factors, warning signs, and follow-up care. The counseling sessions portrayed in the video employ the specific counseling techniques and the four-step process recommended by TIP 50. SAMHSA recommends that the video be used in conjunction with TIP 50. You can request a copy of the TIP through http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA09-4381.

National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

The NCPG is the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. The goal of this campaign is to educate the general public and health care professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and raise awareness about the help that is available both locally and nationally.

Lane County Oregon Problem Gambling Prevention

Mission: To reduce the negative effects of gambling in Lane County communities through coordinating effective prevention strategies.

Help & Treatment - Specific

List of state-funded, certified gambling treatment providers throughout the state.

Gamblers Anonymous

 

Gam-Anon

Support for spouse, family, or close friends of the problem gambler.

GamBlock

Blocks access to all Internet gambling sites on the World Wide Web.

Indiana Gaming Commission program allows individual to exclude themselves from all Indiana casinos for one year, five years or life by signing up for this program.

Mailing Lists

A problem gambling awareness listserv has been created to keep professionals (both prevention and treatment) up-to-date on problem gambling trainings, workshops, conferences, clinical supervision calls, and much more. It is also a forum to share information with your colleagues.

Gambling Issues International Group

Yahoo! group; mailing list forum for professionals who work with gambling issues or problems (requires free membership).

Recovery

Women Helping Women

News and support for female gamblers in recovery.

Research

National Gambling Impact Study Commission Final Report

An unprecedented national report on gambling impacts completed by the National Gambling Impact Study Commission (NGISC) in 1999 and submitted to the President, Congress, state governors, and tribal leaders; also see the Gambling Impact and Behavior Study, completed in 1999 and submitted to the NGISC.

The WAGER

The Worldwide Addiction Gambling Education Report is a research bulletin published by the Division on Addictions at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling; it is intended to disseminate information about the study of pathological gambling.

International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors

The Centre is committed to understanding and addressing youth risk-taking behavior by actively engaging in research, training, service, treatment, prevention, information dissemination, and policy development.

Harvard Medical School, Division on Addiction

The mission of the Division on Addictions at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate is to strengthen worldwide understanding of addiction through innovative research, education, and the global exchange of information.

UCLA Gambling Studies Program

The UCLA Gambling Studies Program (UGSP) is devoted to understanding pathological gambling, its causes, natural history, cultural factors, and the obstacles to successful treatment.

For Youth

National Collegiate Athletic Association Don't Bet On It

Interactive resource for sports wagering education.

Wanna Bet? Magazine

For youth "A Cool Magazine for Kids Concerned about Gambling."

Resources Policy:
Inclusion of resource links on the Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program website should in no way be construed to constitute an endorsement of any individual, agency, or organization, nor should exclusion be construed to constitute disapproval. The Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program does not control the content of other sites, but provides these links to assist our visitors in their continued search for problem gambling related information. The Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program encourages all visitors to evaluate and use the resources they deem appropriate to their interest and needs.