This presentation will focus on the initial grieving process and the similarities and differences between SUD and Disordered Gambling. Participants will be introduced to the concept that the person suffering in their addiction is also dealing with a loss of a love relationship. The loss of predictability, and the time taken in early recovery, also affects the spouse and/or significant others. Participants will also look at how the brain grieves in an addicted individual and participate in some hands on assignments that can be used to help in the grieving process.
Jerry Bauerkemper, BS, CCGC Retired Executive Director of the Nebraska Council on Compulsive Gambling Mr. Bauerkemper was the first director of problem gambling for the state of Nebraska. He is an internationally recognized trainer on Problem Gambling. Currently, he is a consultant for the Iowa gambling program helping agencies increase gambling utilization after Covid!
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