Problem Gambling Packet
- 2019 GAP Act Press Release (NCPG)
- 2023 GRIT Act Fact Sheet
- Gambling and Public Health – A Guide for Policymakers (NCRG)
- 2023 MN Legislature Handout (MNAPG)
- Warning Signs of Problem Gambling
- What Families Can Do When a Loved One Has a Gambling Problem
- What is Problem Gambling?
- Gambling When in Recovery
- Gaming Disorder
- Gamban – Block Access to Your Devices
- Older Adults and Gambling. When is it a Concern?
- Youth and Gambling
- Lower Risk Gambling Guidelines (LRGG)
- Be Part of the Solution
- Why Screen for Gambling Disorder
- Talk to Your Child about Gambling
- Awareness Treatment
- Broke bracket
- Community ad
- Family Email
- First Gambling Experience – Gift Responsibly 2022
- HC Providers Screen
- MH post #6
- Link to our PSA
- Your First Step to Change (2nd Edition) – self-help handbook
- BBGS Screening Tool
- Brain Connections Handbook – workbook that explains to clients what gambling addiction is doing to their
- DSM -5 Diagnostic Criteria
- Guiding principles for clinical interactions
- 2023 HOPE CARD
- Provider mailing list 7. 24. 2023
- NCPG Common Understanding of Prevention Terms 2015
- Problem Gamblers and Their Finances: A Guide for Treatment Professionals (2000)
- Treatment Recommendations for Gambling Disorder
- Similarities and Differences: Gambling and Substance Use Disorders (UCLA)
- South Oaks Gambling Screen
- What Clinicians Need to Know About Gambling Disorders (NCRG)
Recovery and Resources
- Gam-Anan Packet
- GA Meeting List (October 2023)
- GAMBAN MNAPG
- GamFin (online community for gambling treatment providers)
- Personal Financial Strategies for the Loved Ones of Problem Gamblers
- Follow MNAPG on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok
Problem Gambling Publications
MNAPG produces a nationally awarded quarterly newsletter, Northern Light. Be sure to sign up for our mailings at www.mnapg.org.
ADDITIONAL TOOLS TO ASSIST IN RECOVERY
Working your recovery program is hard and if you stick with it, will transform your life. In times when you may feel tempted to gamble online or visit a casino or card room, there are a few tools that some have found helpful. None are foolproof, but these tools may be helpful.
Voluntary self-exclusion from land-based casinos and cardrooms
In Minnesota, anyone interested in self-exclusion for a fixed time (6 months, one year, three years or a lifetime) from either a casino or card room may do so by signing a voluntary agreement with each separate facility. By signing this contract, you are agreeing not to enter the premises for a specified time and the casino/card room will cease to provide promotional materials to your mailing address. If you should break the agreement during the specified time, the operator has the right to charge you with trespassing and/or if you should win a jackpot of $1,200 or more, you will not receive it.
TrueLink is a debit card that allows you or a family member to control exactly how much money can be spent, and on exactly what items or activities it can be spent.
RESOURCES TO START THE CONVERSATION IF YOU SUSPECT A GAMBLING ISSUE
We are not raised to talk about money. We receive little training in school about managing finances or managing risk with the money we have. It’s important for individuals and families to discuss what they want their money to do for them and to set goals to obtain those wants. Setting goals helps develop some discipline to stick to a plan so that ultimately we can live the life we want to live. Below are some resources to help start those conversations.