Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report
Adapting to Change:
for Awareness, Help & Hope
Although the fiscal year (FY) 2021 continued to be impacted due to pandemic restrictions, such as limiting in-person gatherings, the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center) adapted to change and provided real-time support, help, and hope to all Maryland
residents through virtual methods.
In FY2021, the Center expanded engagement with behavioral health providers, private practitioners, preventionists, and other organizations; multiplied the number of individuals assisted through Peer Recovery Support; and increased the number of total participations
in clinical training and educational programs.
The goal of the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling is to promote healthy and informed choices for individuals and communities.
The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling promotes healthy and informed choices regarding gambling and problem gambling through treatment, prevention, training and education, outreach and public awareness, research and public policy. It does so by working closely with appropriate state stakeholders and bringing together experts from a variety of disciplines including psychiatry, medicine, epidemiology, social work, law and others.