Gambling Disorder: What We Know & What We Need to Know

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Start Time

8:00 am

End Time

3:00 pm

About the Event

Gambling Disorder: What We Know & What We Need to Know
Date: October 27, 2023    Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: $20.00   CEU Hours: 6
Location: Country Inn & Suites Stevens Point, 301 Division Street North, Stevens Point, WI 54481


Gambling is a part of worldwide culture and has been a part of our history as well as future in society. The definition of gambling itself identifies “risking something of value,” which can create some harm for individuals. With gambling being a part of culture and possessing some risk, how do we learn about what is seen as traditional/social gambling and what is considered problem/gambling use disorder? Learn about what we know regarding experimenting, social gambling, problems with gambling, and the diagnosis of gambling use disorder along with some of the types of gambling we commonly see.

Despite gambling having its potential risks and effects, the awareness of problem and gambling use disorder often go under the radar among other various topics in the helping profession. Do we ask about gambling on intakes? Do we explore further and ask people to elaborate when they mention engaging in gambling? These are just a few of the questions to assess how much we talk about gambling. There are several reasons why gambling is often ignored, and it’s vital to address them to identify individuals who might be at risk or experiencing problems with gambling.

Although problem gambling or gambling use disorder affects a small population of people in general, there are higher risks for specific individuals. Among these are substance use and mental health, and it’s important for those working with these populations to know about gambling. What impact does gambling have on mental health or substance use? How likely is it that someone who works with substance use and mental health works with those who gamble? Helping professions who may not be aware or educated about gambling need to know about it as it continues to expand.


  • Provide an overview of what gambling is, how it is a part of culture, and identify the differences between those who can gamble socially and those who experience problems.
  • Explore reasons why problem gambling continues to remain under the radar among helping professionals and challenges we face in addressing it among other issues.
  • Identify the connections problem gambling has to substance use, mental health, and other issues while seeing how problem gambling has relationships with various issues helping professionals deal with.

Continuing Education Units applied for: 

Social Workers
WI Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
WI Dept. of Safety and Professional Services

No refunds. The cost includes training, training materials and breaks. Lunch is on your own.
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Registration  Deadline: October 20, 2023    Registration is limited

 October Training Brochure. What We Know 2023

Presenter Bio:

Andrew Schreier
Andrew is an Independent Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and International Certified Gambling Counselor -II. He is currently a Clinical Supervisor at Community Medical Services, South Milwaukee, that provides medicated -assisted treatment for individuals with opioid dependency. Mr. Schreier also works at New Life Resources, Inc. that provides individual counseling/therapy, children and adolescent services, couples/marital counseling, step/blended families, group therapy, addiction counseling, psychological testing, and consultation. Years of counseling experience include working in group homes, a halfway house, as well as residential and medicated -assisted treatment and outpatient treatment settings. Mr. Schreier is the author of “Addiction & Recovery” and has an ongoing podcast entitled “Talking Addiction & Recovery.”

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