Problem Gambling Toolkit

Provides basic information on screening, assessment, referral, and treatment for problem gambling to substance abuse counselors, mental health therapists, primary care physicians, and social workers. Discusses financial issues and strategies.


SAMHSA Advisory: Gambling Problems: An Introduction For Behavioral Health Services Providers

Gambling problems can co-occur with other behavioral health conditions, such as substance use disorders (SUDs). Behavioral health treatment providers need to be aware that some of their clients may have gambling problems in addition to the problems for which they are seeking treatment. This Advisory provides a brief introduction to pathological gambling, gambling disorder, and problem gambling.


Co-Occurring Disorder-Related Quick Facts: GAMBLING

Co-Occurring Center for Excellence (COCE) prepared brief fact sheets on various topics related to co-occurring disorders.


The SAT Report: The Problem Gambling Initiative in Tennessee

There is more money spent on gambling than any other legal form of entertainment in the U.S.; in 2002, revenues reached $68.7 billion, with $42.4 billion in lottery sales at $168 per captia.


Problem Gamblers and Their Finances: A Guide for Treatment Professionals

Provides guidelines to help treatment professionals address financial issues associated with problem gambling. Discusses the causes, stages, and financial warning signs of problem gambling and potential financial strategies. Lists financial resources.


Personal Financial Strategies for the Loved Ones of Problem Gamblers

Designed to help families deal with personal financial issues due to a loved one's problem gambling. Covers signs of problem gambling. Strategies include budgeting, shifting financial control to a non-gambler, repaying debts, avoiding bankruptcy, and investing.


Watch For The "Red Flags" in Older Adults - Fact Sheet

The "red flags" to watch for in older adults to see if they may have a gambling problem.


SAMHSA News: Rural Substance Abuse: Overcoming Barriers to Prevention and Treatment

Describes strategies for overcoming barriers to the prevention and treatment of alcohol abuse and drug abuse in rural populations; suicide prevention through MySpace.com; and publications on underage drinking, problem gambling, and FASD among Native Americans.