Problem Gambling Packet
- Gambling and Public Health – A Guide for Policymakers (NCRG, 2017)
- MNAPG Legislative Handout January 2023
- What is Problem Gambling?
- Signs of Problem Gambling/Basic Tips for Safer Gambling
- What Families Can Do When a Loved One Has a Gambling Problem
- Be Part of the Solution – directed to treatment/mental health professionals
- Why Screen for Gambling Disorder?
- Lower Risk Gambling Guidelines (LRGG)
- Gambling When in Recovery
- Gaming Disorder
- Gamban – Block Access to Online Gambling on All Your Devices
- Your First Step to Change (2nd Edition) – self-help handbook
- Brain Connections Handbook – workbook that explains to clients what gambling addiction is doing to their
- DSM -5 Diagnostic Criteria
- Guiding principles for clinical interactions
- NCPG Common Understanding of Prevention Terms 2015
- Problem Gamblers and Their Finances: A Guide for Treatment Providers (NCPG, 2000). (This looks very outdated, but the content is still )
- MOST CURRENT PROVIDER LIST – go to mnapg.org for the latest list of approved gambling counselors
- Similarities and Differences: Gambling and Substance Use Disorders (UCLA Gambling Studies Program)
- Treatment Recommendations for Gambling Disorder
- What Clinicians Need to Know About Gambling Disorders (NCRG, 2012)
Problem Gambling Publications
MNAPG produces a nationally awarded quarterly newsletter, Northern Light. Be sure to sign up for our mailings at www.mnapg.org.
- Northern Lights – Fall 2022
- Northern Lights – Spring 2022
- Northern Lights – Winter 2022
- “Gambling disorder: Diagnosing the ‘hidden addiction’” (Minnesota Physician, November 2019)
- “Social Casino Gaming on the Rise” (Alison Drain, 2019)
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.
How to Talk About Money, The Money Advice Service, United Kingdom publication. pdf
Personal Financial Strategies of The Loved Ones of Problem Gamblers, NCPG, 2000 pdf