June 20, 2019 | Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse

Welcome! The slide decks will be made available here on June 20, 2019.

Keynote Presentation
Problem Gambling Prevention: Then and Now

Objective: Explain at least 3 frameworks used to address problem gambling prevention in the U.S.
Explain 5 risk and protective factors that, over time, have been shown to be common to problem
gambling prevention and substance abuse prevention. Identify at least 3 strategies that can be used to
integrate problem gambling prevention with substance abuse disorder prevention.


Not Your Dad’s PlayStation: Gaming’s Emergence as Sport & Convergence Gambling

Objective: Upon completion of this workshop, the participant will be able to identify at least three
recent trends in electronic gaming that relate to problem gambling. The participant will be able to
explain common criteria for gaming disorder (ICD-11) and disordered gambling (DSM-5). The
participant will be able to identify three tools to use to address risky gaming behavior in their SUDs
and/or problem gambling practice across the continuum of care.

Please feel free to reach out anytime to Julie Hynes (julie@maccg.org).


Common Understanding of Prevention (National Council on Problem Gambling Prevention Committee, 2015)




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Throuvala, M., Janikian, M., Griffiths, M., Rennoldson, M., & Kuss, D.(2019, in press). The role of family and personality traits in Internet gaming disorder: A mediation model combining cognitive and attachment perspectives. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.8.2019.05

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