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March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Governor John R. Kasich has designated March as “Problem Gambling Awareness Month” in Ohio. Read the Governor’s Resolution. Share the news in your local community while providing education and marketing your services for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.  Download a localizable media release here.

Ohio’s annual Problem Gambling Conference will be held March 4-5, 2014, and hosted by the partners of Ohio for Responsible Gambling: the Ohio Casino Control Commission, Ohio Lottery Commission, Ohio State Racing Commission and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

“Ohio’s Response to a Changing Landscape” is an interdisciplinary conference that will bring the latest science and strategies to the state for the goal of reducing problem gambling and treating those with gambling disorder. Keynote speakers will include Henry R. Lesieur, PhD, creator of the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) and gambling disorder treatment expert. Breakout sessions will highlight: community engagement, prevention and responsible gambling; co-occurring disorders and diagnosis of gambling disorder; community needs assessment; creating the continuing care plan; and development of a new Ohio Problem Gambling Resource Center.

Contact Stacey Frohnapfel-Hasson at 614/644-8456 or stacey.frohnapfel@mha.ohio.gov.

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