Panel Title

Session 2-1-G: Problem Gambling Treatment Stories and Outcomes

Location

The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

8-6-2016 8:30 AM

End Date

8-6-2016 10:00 AM

Abstract

This presentation will review the history, development and current state-funded treatment programs offered in California. Treatment outcome data from 5 years of operations will be reviewed highlighting the impact that treatment has had on gambling disorder and affected individuals. Clinical characteristics and predictors of treatment success and treatment failures from both residential treatment and outpatient treatment settings will be presented. This presentation will also describe the pitfalls, successes and lessons learned in creating a statewide treatment program that will help in inform and educate any policy maker, administrator, healthcare provider or legislator who is responsible for creating and delivering government-sponsored treatment for gambling disorder. The CalGETS program is the largest statewide treatment program for gambling disorders in America and the data presented will cover from 2009- 2015.

Keywords

Compulsive gambling; gambling disorder; treatment; outcomes; public policy; statewide treatment

Disciplines

Psychiatry | Public Policy

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Jun 8th, 8:30 AM Jun 8th, 10:00 AM

The CALGETS Story: The Impact of 5 Years of State-Funded Treatment

The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

This presentation will review the history, development and current state-funded treatment programs offered in California. Treatment outcome data from 5 years of operations will be reviewed highlighting the impact that treatment has had on gambling disorder and affected individuals. Clinical characteristics and predictors of treatment success and treatment failures from both residential treatment and outpatient treatment settings will be presented. This presentation will also describe the pitfalls, successes and lessons learned in creating a statewide treatment program that will help in inform and educate any policy maker, administrator, healthcare provider or legislator who is responsible for creating and delivering government-sponsored treatment for gambling disorder. The CalGETS program is the largest statewide treatment program for gambling disorders in America and the data presented will cover from 2009- 2015.