We strive to develop and maintain a robust library of the latest research and information to those who gamble, their families, caregivers, and the community at large.
We also offer professional trainings and community education workshops for individuals and groups. To learn more or schedule a speaker, email Director of Programs and Services Odessa Dwarika at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-426-4553 ext. 702.
Published Research and Databases
The following portals provide research on Bay State gambling and problem gambling, in addition to peer-reviewed national and international gambling and gambling research.
- University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Science has been engaged with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to develop a multi-year research project, Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA). Learn more and read recent publications, reports and presentations from the project.
- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission regularly publishes reports and white papers. Read their most recent publications.
- Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, has developed the Brief Addiction Science Information Source, or BASIS, a searchable database and compilation of addiction research. Learn more and search BASIS.
- The International Center for Responsible Gambling has an online Research Library. The searchable database includes more than 250 peer-reviewed articles. Search the Research Library.
- The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration regularly publishes materials on gambling disorders. Read their Gambling Problems report.
- Financial Literacy Warning Signs
- The Psychology and Brain Science of Gambling Addiction
- First Step to Change (English)
- First Step to Change (Spanish)
- First Step to Change (Chinese)
- First Step to Change (Vietnamese)
- Freedom from Problem Gambling Handbook
U.S. Problem Gambling Websites
Canadian Problem Gambling Websites
Child and Adolescent Support
- Talking With Children (English)
- Talking With Children (Spanish)
- Talking With Children (Chinese)
- Talking With Children (Vietnamese)
- Talking With Children (Korean)
- Problem Gambling: A Guide for Parents
- International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors
- WannaBet? Underage Gambling Curriculum Guide
Listen to problem gambling-related interviews and motivational guidance on your favorite podcast platform. Check out the list for some of our top recommendations.
All In: An Addicted Gambler’s Podcast: Brian Hatch, a recovering problem gambler, hosts All In, which covers all things gambling addiction. Episodes include interviews from the lived experience community, affected others, clinicians, academics, advocates, public health workers, and more.
Hello, My Name is Craig: Craig Carton and Dan Trolaro’s conversations hone on stories, guidance for concerned friends and family members, and resources surrounding gambling addiction.
3-21 No Kiddin’: Bobbie the Awesome, a former problem gambler, discusses gambling addiction, self care, and recovery strategies for problem gambling. Content is geared towards women struggling with gambling. Episodes include interviews with both fellow recovering problem gamblers and health and wellness experts.
- Listen on Bobbie’s website.
The After Gambling Podcast: Hosted by Jamie Salsburg, a former problem gambler, The After Gambling Podcast is focused on increasing awareness and understanding of problem gambling, especially dealing with shame and isolation in one’s addiction.
Connections: Healthy Gambling and Gaming: Host and Assistant Director of Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling Tana Russell discusses gambling and gaming with special co-hosts and internationally-renowned subject matter experts on topics ranging from mental health supports to responsible sports betting.
The Problem Gambling Podcast: Addiction counselor Barry Grant and addiction counselor, author, and recovering problem gambler Tony O’Reilly are based in Ireland and discuss issues surrounding problem gambling and gambling-related harm.
All Bets Are Off: A group of British friends — Chris, Kish, Ryan, and Tracey — cover a wide range of topics from recovery stories to chats with industry experts. The friends are either former problem gamblers or affected others.