Webinar Alert!

Katie Kirch Presents:

Use of EMDR for the Treatment of Gambling Disorders

February 14, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Clock Hours/Continuing Education Units- 2.0
This webinar will provide participants with information about EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as a treatment modality in a clinical setting and how this therapy can be used to help clients work through various emotional disturbances related to their gambling or the gambling of a loved one.  The Cost of this Webinar is: $20.00
CLICK HERE for more information and to register!

Tools of Recovery: Relapse Prevention

By: Jodie Nealley, Outreach and Recovery Support Coordinator

There are many tools someone in recovery from gambling can have in their recovery tool box.  An understanding of relapse prevention, and the development of a relapse prevention plan is among these tools and is a good start toward maintaining recovery. Learning about relapse prevention is important for those of us with gambling disorders, those who love us and those who treat us.  Read full article HERE.


Screening Needed to Identify Gambling Addiction

By: Odessa Dwarika, Director of Programs and Services

(As Printed in “The Provider”, Vol. 40 – No. 7, Summer 2019 Newspaper, The Providers’ Council)


Video Games Can Be A Gateway To Problem Gambling, FTC Warned

The danger comes from a feature that has become embedded in a majority of the most popular video games in recent years: loot boxes, according to experts who spoke in an all-day seminar held by the agency.  A loot box is a virtual box a player can buy in a game with real or pretend money with the potential for getting virtual weapons and other aids to help the chances of winning the game or the ability to customize characters.  Read full article HERE.


Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program

The statewide VSE program allows individuals to voluntarily exclude from the gaming floor of all Massachusetts casinos for a pre-determined length of time: one year, three years, five years or a lifetime.

View Complete List of Drop-in Times & Locations HERE

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Welcome to the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
We understand the problem. We can help.

Founded in 1983, the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit public health agency. We advocate for responsible gaming and gambling practices and services for those affected by gambling. We aim to reduce the impacts of gambling disorder and strive to make gambling healthy and safe for the people of Massachusetts. We are neither for nor against legalized gambling. We accomplish our mission through education, advocacy, and by providing resources. We serve people who gamble, their families, caregivers, and the community at large.

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