Screening for gambling problems is important because few people seek treatment for these problems and instead seek help for other complaints. Learn about different types of gambling, risk and protective factors and warning signs of gambling problems. Listen to this episode now here on alcoholfree.com
Understanding Problem Gambling: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Treatment Options
When a person presents for treatment- and this gambling issue comes out a lot of times they're feeling very desperate about their financial situation.
In this episode of the Counselor Toolbox Podcast, Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes provides a comprehensive overview of problem gambling and gambling disorder, including different types of gambling, risk and protective factors, and warning signs of gambling problems. It's essential to differentiate between gambling disorder and problem gambling, as they require different treatment approaches. Dr. Snipes also discusses co-occurring disorders and screening instruments that can help identify a potential gambling problem.
She provides insight into effective treatment options, including motivational interviewing, and emphasizes the importance of addressing underlying vulnerabilities. Adolescents and gambling are also discussed, as well as the impact of gambling on finances, relationships, and mental health. This episode is a valuable resource for counselors, coaches, and companions, as well as anyone struggling with problem gambling or concerned about a loved one's gambling behavior.
Listen to this episode now here on alcoholfree.com and gain a deeper understanding of problem gambling and the available treatment options.