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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.

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Resilience and Coping Strategies for Social Media Addiction

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I came across an interesting Masters Thesis from Eastern Illinois University on resilience and coping with respect to social media addiction. Although I did not read this in its entirety, the discussion section is worth reviewing. The author highlights the correlation between social media addiction and avoidant coping skills. Furthermore, depression proved to be the greatest predictor of social media addiction. Take a look at the thesis here.
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Gambling, Gaming, and Technology Use Knowledge Exchange

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I want to share a blog I wrote not long before the WHO made their announcement about Video Gaming Disorder being recognized as an official disorder. I first wrote and published a book about the transition between parenting your child and your adult child, as I found those years more challenging. Included in my story was part of the journey of my adult son's crisis through video gaming addiction. An organizer of Mindfest read the book and asked me to speak about Video Gaming Addiction. I...
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Older Adults & Problem Gambling: Journal of Gambling Issues - Special Issue 39

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There is a distinct scarcity of research on problem gambling in the older population (+ 55 years of age) despite a steady increase in prevalence rates (see Matheson et al., JGI , 39 , 43-61). In this special issue of the Journal of Gambling Issues ( JGI ), released in September 2018, a work group funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Gambling Research Exchange Ontario, summarize recent work in this field and identify paths for future study. Contributions include...
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Teens in Urban Regions Are More Likely To Experience Problem Video Gaming

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Our colleagues at EENet have just released a research snapshot on their website based on research of Shi and colleagues published in the International Journal of Mental health and Addiction . The study found higher levels of problem video gaming in teens living in urban areas than in teens living in rural areas. Interestingly, they also found that teens in urban regions with a gambling problem were more likely to have a problem with video gaming when compared to teens who did not gamble.
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GGTU Fall 2018 Newsletter

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We released the fall 2018 edition of our newsletter earlier this week. The newsletter features the newly released issue no. 39 of the Journal of Gambling Issues where the latest research on older adults and gambling is discussed, along with highlights from our Provinicial Forum, an agency spotlight on Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre, announcements, research updates, upcoming trainings and webinars, and what's in the news. In case you missed it, you can find the latest newsletter content on...
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Gambling and Cannabis Use in Youth and Young Adults Survey

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Hello, we are a group of researchers, educators, and trainees at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC). We are working towards creating new content for current educational programs provided to Ontario high schools, colleges and universities about gambling and cannabis use in youth and young adults. Please note this is not a research project. We have created a survey to assist us in how best to incorporate the most current research...
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Have you seen our evidence-informed practice content on Learn.ProblemGambling.ca?

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Have you been to Learn.ProblemGambling.ca/eip lately? We have updated and added new evidence-informed practice content for mental health & addiction service providers on a variety of problem gambling topics, including: Screening & Assessment Mental Status Examination Stages of Change Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Relapse Prevention Inventory of Gambling Situations Concurrent Disorders Trauma-Informed Care We have also updated and added evidence-informed content on other behavioural...
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Fall 2019 Newsletter

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Just in case you missed it, our Fall 2019 newsletter was released today. Our newsletter recently merged with the EENet newsletter to streamline how you stay informed about trainings, webinars, research, and other news related to mental health and addictions in Ontario. You can find the full Fall 2019 newsletter here . If you haven't done so already, please sign up here to keep up-to-date with the latest gambling, gaming and technology use news.
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Re: Teens in Urban Regions Are More Likely To Experience Problem Video Gaming

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts, @Registered Member. This is based on the results of one article, so it may be possible that other studies looking at the differences in problem video gaming between teens in urban and rurals regions could yield different results depending on the region, access to technology and offline activities available, among many factors. And thanks @Registered Member, I agree that it would be vital to educate students (and parents/guardians) about gambling, video...
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Re: Teens in Urban Regions Are More Likely To Experience Problem Video Gaming

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Great question @Registered Member. I wonder as gaming and smart phone use get more recognition, there will be more references in pop culture, which will in turn bring more awareness to the issues. Just this month in GQ magazine, there was an article on cutting back on smart phone use that included several practical strategies including turning your phone to grey scale. Apparently seeing apps/pictures/games etc in grey scale is less appealing and people were found to reduce their phone screen...
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Re: Resilience and Coping Strategies for Social Media Addiction

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Thanks for sharing this thesis, Howie! It's a very interesting topic!
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Re: Teens in Urban Regions Are More Likely To Experience Problem Video Gaming

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I am located in a rural county of Ontario with no access to transportation and a high rate of low income families who struggle to have access to sport available in our community, having said that you would think that problematic video game use would be more of an issue for the youth in our rural areas.
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Re: Teens in Urban Regions Are More Likely To Experience Problem Video Gaming

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I like your idea Tiffany of adding safer gaming practices into curriculum with safer gambling information. I also think that there is a need for a paired curriculum for parents/guardians on both of these topics, especially as technology use is so ubiquitious. I wonder how influential overall wellness and mental health education would be at addressing some of those underlying issues and how students would respond if the curriculum not only taught safer gambling and gaming practices, but...
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Re: Introduction to Problem Gambling: Phase One online course

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https://www.eenetconnect.ca/g/...g-and-technology-use >>> EENet Connect < alerts@hoop.la > 8/26/2019 4:22 PM >>>
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Webinar: The Game Of Life

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CTV W5 Segment on Video Gaming Addiction

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For those who may have missed it, here's the CTV W5 documentary on Video Gaming Addiction which features my son's journey. https://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/six-ways-to-tell-if-your-child-is-addicted-to-video-games-1.5320645?fbclid=IwAR0lM3p3pYf9i_xksLohdkfAaO6fC0tJ3Z_Dsm0gd_O7KaDdkydmRiiDBVI
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Re: CTV W5 Segment on Video Gaming Addiction

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Thanks for posting the link Elaine! This is on my to-watch list and we have a monthly team movie club where we watch documentaries about gambling, gaming and tech use so we'll all be able to watch as a team too!
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Re: CTV W5 Segment on Video Gaming Addiction

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Oh we'd love that! If you'd like you can email my CAMH email so I have you contact details and we can let you know as soon as we have a date set, it would probably be some time in late April/early May marie-claire.conlin@camh.ca
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Re: CTV W5 Segment on Video Gaming Addiction

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I am delighted that you will be using the documentary clip for your team movie club. If I can, I am happy to join and fill in the blanks with my son's story for those who have any questions.
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Technology, risk and gambling seminar series

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The University of Sydney's Technology Addiction Team is hosting weekly one-hour seminar for the next nine weeks on a wide range of topics relevant to stakeholders interested in understanding how design and emerging technologies impact gambling, including risky decision making and behaviours. For a list of dates, topics and speakers and registration information, please click here . You can watch previous webinars in the series here . Be mindful of international time differences . Seminars are...
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