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Lori Rugle Presents: Addressing the Co-Occurrence of Opioid Use Disorder & Problem Gambling WEBINAR

February 20, 2019 EST @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Clock hours/Continuing Education Units: 2.0

There is significant evidence for high rates of problem gambling among individuals in treatment for Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) and particularly among those in medication assisted treatment programs.  This webinar will present findings from current studies that further explores the nature of this relationship and the recovery implications of this comorbidity.  Personal stories by individuals in recovery from (OUD) will be shared.  Implications for screening, assessment and intervention strategies will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence of problem gambling among clients in treatment for OUD;
  • Describe at least 3 characteristics of gambling behaviors among clients in OUD;
  • Identify effective screening and brief intervention strategies to address the impact of gambling on recovery for clients in treatment for OUD.

For more information including if you are deaf or hard of hearing, or are a person with a disability and require an accommodation, please contact Odessa Dwarika, Director of Programs and Services @ 617-426-4554, TTY: 617-426-1855 or odessa@maccg.org.

Funded By: Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Problem Gambling Services


Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling