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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.

Webinar: Coping with Disaster: Mental Health, Substance Use and Financial Concerns Associated with Online Gambling during COVID-19

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Webinar: Coping with Disaster: Mental Health, Substance Use and Financial Concerns Associated with Online Gambling during COVID-19

This webinar is part 2 of 3 in the Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use 2022 series of standalone yet interconnected webinars titled, ‘The Impacts of Digital Technologies on Mental Health and Addictions’. This webinar will highlight new and ongoing research on online gambling behaviours and associations with mental health and substance use indicators, with added attention to the role of financial motivations and concerns. Shared findings will include results from a recent Canadian study of adults who gamble online, suggesting links between online gambling during the COVID-19 pandemic and elevated mental health problems, negative impacts on household income, and more.

Learning objectives:

1) Express knowledge of online gambling behaviours among adults, including changes in such behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2) Describe some of the complex intersections between online gambling and mental health, substance use and financial motivations.

Presenter: Dr. Alex Price, Senior Researcher with the Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices at Responsible Gambling Council (RGC). Dr. Price has spent over 15 years in public health research and practice, including 7 years in the field of gambling-related harm.

Date: Wednesday May 25, 2022

Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Please register here!

This webinar has been accredited by the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board and the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation for 1.0 Continuing Education Unit.

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