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Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest

The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.

Problem technology use in adults

Problem technology use in adults

This webinar will discuss research on problem technology use, focusing on a recent study of problem electronic device use among Ontario adults. This representative telephone survey study found moderate to severe problem technology use in 7.9% of the adult population. Problems with technology use were associated with suicidal ideation, serious psychological distress, problem alcohol use, and treatment for anxiety. These findings are timely as there is increasing evidence of correlations between the amount of time spent using electronic devices and negative health outcomes.

Speaker: Dr. Mark van der Maas is a core faculty member of the Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers University. His current research explores the impacts of gambling market liberalization on public health. His interests also include gambling in older adulthood and behavioural addiction in emerging technologies.

Learning objectives for this webinar:

1. Understand the complexities of measuring or estimating problem electronic device use in the adult population.

2. Describe negative health outcomes associated with problem technology use in adults.

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This webinar is accredited by the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board and the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation for 1.0 Continuing Education Unit(s)/credit(s)/hour(s).

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