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    • DECEMBER 19, 2017

    Problem Gambling Treatment Reimbursement Application

    ANNOUNCEMENT:Processing new applications for Medicaid and Non-Medicaid treatment providers and private practitioners to participate in the Problem Gambling “No Cost Treatment” Reimbursement Program is temporarily on hold due to the State’s transition from Beacon Health Options to Optum. In addition, any new requests to be added to the Maryland Problem Gambling Provider Referral Network DirectoryRead more
    • NOVEMBER 21, 2017

    12-15-2017 Advanced Problem Gambling Clinical Training

    Advanced Problem Gambling Clinical Training PLEASE NOTE: This advanced training program covers advanced topics in problem gambling counseling.  This program DOES NOT cover the basic principles of gambling addiction, nor does it cover the basics of screening for gambling disorder.  We highly recommend basic problem gambling clinical training be completed before participating in any advanced

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    • NOVEMBER 21, 2017

    12-08-2017 Advanced Problem Gambling Clinical Training

    Advanced Problem Gambling Clinical Training PLEASE NOTE: This advanced training program covers advanced topics in problem gambling counseling.  This program DOES NOT cover the basic principles of gambling addiction, nor does it cover the basics of screening for gambling disorder.  We highly recommend basic problem gambling clinical training be completed before participating in any advanced

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    • OCTOBER 13, 2017

    11-03-17 Advanced Problem Gambling Clinical Training

    Register Today – Call Allegany College of Maryland at (301) 784-5341   Advanced Problem Gambling Clinical Training PLEASE NOTE: This advanced training program covers advanced topics in problem gambling counseling.  This program DOES NOT cover the basic principles of gambling addiction, nor does it cover the basics of screening for gambling disorder.  We highly recommend

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    • OCTOBER 13, 2017

    11-07-17 Advanced Problem Gambling Clinical Training

    Register Today – Call Allegany College of Maryland at (301) 784-5341   Advanced Problem Gambling Clinical Training PLEASE NOTE: This advanced training program covers advanced topics in problem gambling counseling.  This program DOES NOT cover the basic principles of gambling addiction, nor does it cover the basics of screening for gambling disorder.  We highly recommend

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    • SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

    Webinar Series FY18

    We invite you to join us for 2017-2018 series of free webinars designed to provide additional problem gambling clinical training on a variety of topics. One (1) CEU will be offered for each webinar.  All webinars are one (1) hour, 12:00-1:00 PM EST.   These webinars are presented by: - Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC II, BACCRead more
    • AUGUST 29, 2017

    No Cost Treatment Now Available for Anyone Wanting Help for a Gambling Problem

    Counseling for gambling problems at no cost to Maryland residents is now available for anyone seeking help regardless of insurance coverage, financial status, or ability to pay.  Funding through the Problem Gambling Fund managed by the Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration supports this effort to remove the barriers to treatment for anyone with

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    • AUGUST 28, 2017
    Peer Recovery Support Specialists

    Peer Recovery Support Specialists

    Help is a phone call away with someone who “has been there” The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (The Center) now has Peer Recovery Support Specialists available to help individuals seeking to limit, control or stop their gambling, and connect them with the most useful resources in their communities so they continue to

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    • JUNE 22, 2017
    The Gambling Connection to Opiate Use: Personal Experiences

    The Gambling Connection to Opiate Use: Personal Experiences

    This new short documentary explores the growing underlying problem of gambling addiction among opiate users.  Filmed at a Methadone clinic in Baltimore, Maryland, it captures  both the struggles and challenges, as well as  the recovery and hope of three men.  Producers: MedSchool Maryland Productions Program concept: Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGCIIm BACC and Christopher Welsh, MD.

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    • APRIL 6, 2017
    5th Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling

    5th Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling

    5th Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling Expanding Our Vision Friday, June 16, 2017 – BWI Airport Marriott Hotel  Funded by: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene / Behavioral Health Administration Registration is closed. We have reached attendance capacity for this program. Walk-ins day of the Conference are not guaranteed Registration and CEU’s.   Join us

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    • FEBRUARY 24, 2017
    March Problem Gambling Awareness Month

    March Problem Gambling Awareness Month

    March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) and The Center invites you to Have The Conversation with someone who has been there… This March, take the time to call and have a conversation with a Peer Recovery Support Specialist who can help you or a loved one navigate resources and remove barriers on the road

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    • FEBRUARY 8, 2017
    Family, Finances, and Gambling

    Family, Finances, and Gambling

    The first few months of every New Year brings a focus to finances and financial discussions, whether it’s in the context of a new year’s resolution or preparation to file taxes in the spring. Financial discussions within the family may not always be easy. Add into the mix a family member who’s gambling is viewed

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    • JANUARY 10, 2017
    Planning to Celebrate the “Big Game” on Sunday, February 5? Play it Safe!

    Planning to Celebrate the “Big Game” on Sunday, February 5? Play it Safe!

    The Super Bowl is the single most watched sporting event in the U.S. It’s a great time to have fun with family and friends. But for some, the partying and gambling can get out of control.   The “big game” is a national gambling holiday. It is the single most wagered sporting event in our

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    • DECEMBER 7, 2016
    This Holiday Give A Child A Toy Not A Ticket

    This Holiday Give A Child A Toy Not A Ticket

    Lottery tickets are NOT suitable holiday gifts for children under 18.   Research has shown that many adolescents gamble at least occasionally, and that lottery products may be a gateway to problem gambling. Youth gambling has also been linked to other risk-taking and addictive behaviors such as smoking, drinking and drug-use. Just like drugs or alcohol,

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    • AUGUST 25, 2016
    September is National Recovery Month

    September is National Recovery Month

    Each September, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recovery.   Here at The Center we want to bring to light that gambling disorder is an addiction, too. Gambling disorder is often called the “hidden

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    • JULY 13, 2016
    FY17 Problem Gambling Clinical Training

    FY17 Problem Gambling Clinical Training

    Webinars Join us each month for free webinars designed to provide additional problem gambling clinical training on a variety of topics. The series will begin on Friday, July 29, 2016 and conclude on Friday, June 30, 2017. One (1) CEU will be offered for each webinar. All webinars are one (1) hour, 12:00-1:00 PM EST.

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    • APRIL 7, 2016
    4th Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling – Working Together for Problem Gambling Awareness

    4th Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling – Working Together for Problem Gambling Awareness

    4th Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling Working Together for Problem Gambling Awareness Friday, May 27, 2016 – BWI Airport Marriott Hotel On behalf of all of us at The Center, we want to extend our sincere gratitude to over 350 national and local experts, policy makers, community leaders and behavioral health providers that joined

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    • MARCH 7, 2016
    Screening for Gambling Problems

    Screening for Gambling Problems

    Screening for Gambling Problems: Have the Conversation National Problem Gambling Awareness Month Loreen Rugle, PhD Assistant Professor, Psychiatry University of Maryland School of Medicine Program Director, Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month and the theme this year is “Have the Conversation.”  NPGA is a grassroots public awareness

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    • JANUARY 28, 2016
    Football and Gambling – Tips To Keep Your Super Bowl Betting Safe and “Penalty Free”

    Football and Gambling – Tips To Keep Your Super Bowl Betting Safe and “Penalty Free”

    This weekend, NFC playoffs (Arizona Cardinals vs Carolina Panthers) and AFC playoffs (New England Patriots and Denver Broncos) will determine the two teams playing in Super Bowl 50. And on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, millions of TV viewers will gather and tune in at public venues and private homes to watch and to wager.

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    • JANUARY 27, 2016
    Taking Stock of Your New Year’s Goals, Resolutions and Resources: Where Does Your Spending on Gambling Rank?

    Taking Stock of Your New Year’s Goals, Resolutions and Resources: Where Does Your Spending on Gambling Rank?

    At the beginning of each year, we are reminded to be healthier, have goals for self-care and prepare for the future. Some goals are based on what we want and some of our goals are founded on what we need to live a healthy lifestyle, asking ourselves questions such as: how much time will I

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    • JANUARY 21, 2016
    Webinar Series 2016

    Webinar Series 2016

    We invite you to join us for a series of free webinars designed to provide additional problem gambling clinical training on a variety of topics. 1 CEU will be offered for each CEU. All webinars are one (1) hour, 12:00-1:00 PM EST. Friday, January 29, 2016 “Problem Gambling Assessment” Moderator: Lori Rugle, PhD, NCGC II,

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    • DECEMBER 9, 2015
    Awareness Holiday Lottery Campaign

    Awareness Holiday Lottery Campaign

    The Holiday Lottery Campaign encourages parents, family members and friends NOT to give lottery tickets as gifts to Minors. (Minors are youth under 18 years of age) For the past 8 years the National Council on Problem Gambling and the Center for Youth Gambling Problems & High-Risk Behaviors have partnered with lotteries in the United

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    • SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
    Join Us in DC for the UNITE to Face Addiction Event

    Join Us in DC for the UNITE to Face Addiction Event

    On October 4, we invite you to join us in support of a special event that puts a face on addiction. More than 600 organizations from around the world will gather in a show of solidarity and collective force. Together we can help the 22 million Americans with addiction, stand up for the 23 million more

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    • AUGUST 17, 2015
    Back to School: Have the Conversations

    Back to School: Have the Conversations

    Back to school is a time for numerous conversations between parents and their children. The discussion topics include: clothing (what is the outfit you are going to wear on your first day),most popular book bags, class schedules (do you know what time and where you need to be on the first day) and are you

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    • AUGUST 3, 2015
    Thank You for Making the 29th National Conference on Problem Gambling a Success!

    Thank You for Making the 29th National Conference on Problem Gambling a Success!

    The Hilton Baltimore was the site of the 29th National Conference on Problem Gambling, held July 8-11, 2015. New conference records were set with over 600 attendees, approximately 100 presenters, and 45 sponsors. The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center) and the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling were co-hosts of the event.

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