Webinar: Gambling Disorder Recovery – A Process Not an Event $20



Start Time

10:00 am

End Time

11:30 am

About the Event

September 13, 2023 (10am-11:30am CDT)  1.5 CEUs

Gambling disorder and its negative impacts are progressive.  These growing negative impacts progressively affect the individual AND others in their lives.  Gambling Disorder is a Process, Not an Event.  As the progression intensifies, it becomes harder for all impacted individuals to “put on a happy face”.  Recovery is also a Process and not an Event.  Like the progression of the disorder, the Progression of Recovery impacts the individual AND others in their lives.  This presentation shares 1 person’s story of the progression of recovery in her life and the lives of her loved ones.

Learning Objectives

  1. To describe the multiple and progressive impacts of gambling disorder recovery in one woman’s life to help others feel less isolated and alone in their own progressive life of recovery.
  2. Sharing the realities behind the recovery process, not event, as experienced by one woman in her journey from her first bet to her ongoing life of recovery.
  3. The provision of a behind the scenes look at how one person’s gambling disorder impacted her, and those around her, and how they all are experiencing an ongoing life of recovery.

Presenter Bio:

Doug LaBelle, LCSW, CEAP, ICGC II, IGDC is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Employee Assistance Professional, International Certified Gambling Counselor II, International Gaming Disorder Certificate, and a Trainer for the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling.  He has over 35 years of experience as an Administrator, Clinician, Trainer and Consultant with Behavioral Health Disorders including Gambling/Gambling Disorder and Video Gaming/Gaming Disorder.

LeAnne Holden is a recovering problem gambler who’s addiction lead her to do illegal acts which cost her 8 years in prison. She has been striving to help others with addictions since her release in 2012. LeAnne is a member of the board for the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling and active in her church with outreach programs.


Continuing Education Units applied for:

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