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Register now! Upcoming Webinar to Explore Changes in the DSM-5

by: NCRG Staff | Apr 17, 2013

Dr. Jon GrantOne of the most anticipated events in the mental health field is the publication of the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in May 2013. Many of the changes have caused great debate and “pathological gambling” is no exception, with substantial changes in classification, the name of the disorder and the number of symptoms required for a diagnosis.

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Save the Date for the 14th Annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction

by: NCRG Staff | Apr 4, 2013

Save the Date! NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction

Changes in health care policies and mental health diagnostic codes are driving a larger conversation about what recovery and prevention should include for those with addictive disorders. From the Affordable Care Act to the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5, these changes impact how researchers study gambling disorders, how the industry builds responsible gaming programs to educate their patrons, and how clinicians relate to their clients.

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NCRG News: Annual Report Highlights NCRG Accomplishments in 2012

by: NCRG Staff | Mar 27, 2013

2012 NCRG Annual ReportIf you’ve been following Gambling Disorders 360° and the NCRG’s Twitter and Facebook feeds, you know that 2012 was a busy and successful year for our organization. To highlight our initiatives and major accomplishments, the NCRG recently released the 2012 Annual Report.

From successful events and new resources, to productive collaborations and innovative research projects, here are some of the highlights from 2012:

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New Collaborations in the Field Resulting from the NCRG’s 2013 Annual Education Summit

by: NCRG Staff | Mar 18, 2013

Bethany Bray, Ph.D.The following is a guest post from Bethany Bray, Ph.D., a visiting faculty associate at The Methodology Center of Penn State University. Dr. Bray is a member of the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction’s Advisory Board, and recently attended the NCRG’s workshop for early stage investigators as a part of the 2013 Annual Education Summit.

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Last week, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) hosted a workshop for early-career scientists on grant and manuscript writing as part of the 2013 Annual Education Summit. The workshop provided an invaluable opportunity for young investigators to network with established researchers who focus on gambling disorders and other addictions. The speakers provided advice on submitting grants to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NCRG, as well as tips on how to strategize which journals to send manuscript submissions. This event was a critical investment in the future of gambling disorder research; it established a supportive community and mentoring network for young investigators interested in researching an incredibly understudied area.

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NCRG NAMES CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE IN GAMBLING RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO AND YALE UNIVERSITY

by: NCRG Staff | Mar 14, 2013

NCRG Center of Excellence in Gambling Research at the University of ChicagoThe NCRG is excited to officially announce the next NCRG Centers of Excellence in Gambling Research! The University of Chicago and Yale University were each awarded a three-year NCRG Centers of Excellence grant in the amount of $402,500 to employ a long-term, institutional approach to conducting innovative and multidisciplinary research and education programs about gambling disorders.

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NCRG VISITS CHICAGO FOR 2013 ANNUAL EDUCATION SUMMIT

by: NCRG Staff | Mar 13, 2013

Credit: www.cityofchicago.orgThis week, the NCRG will be visiting Chicago for the 2013 Annual Education Summit! Each year, the NCRG conducts an Annual Education Summit in a different city to share information about the latest research on gambling disorders and make key stakeholders aware of the science-based programs and resources the NCRG has to offer. During the Annual Education Summit, the NCRG reaches out to a variety of stakeholders in gaming jurisdictions, including the casino industry, public policymakers, treatment providers, mental health professionals, regulators, scientists, university administrators and the general public.

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NCRG’s Amy Kugler Discusses the Importance of Responsible Gaming Partnerships

by: NCRG Staff | Feb 14, 2013

Amy Kugler, NCRG Communications and Outreach ManagerOver the past 17 years, the NCRG has seen the value of building long-lasting partnerships in order to best address gambling disorders and responsible gaming as a public health issue.  From industry leaders to national public health organizations and government officials, collaboration among diverse groups is key to effectively increasing aware

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The Toledo Pledge: Bringing Together Community Leaders and Organizers to Address Gambling Disorders

by: NCRG Staff | Feb 5, 2013

Photo © 2012 iStockphoto.com/ J-ElgaardLast week, the NCRG and AGA released the winter 2013 edition of Responsible Gaming Quarterly. While developing this edition of RGQ, we had the opportunity to learn more about a communitywide partnership effort in Toledo, Ohio, to increase awareness of gambling disorders. 

From government and law enforcement to social services, community leaders came together in 2012 to take the steps necessary to increase community involvement and address the issue through education initiatives. This initiative is called The Toledo Pledge.

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Download the Winter 2013 Edition of Responsible Gaming Quarterly

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 31, 2013

RGQ Winter 2013

Yesterday, the NCRG and AGA released the winter 2013 edition of Responsible Gaming Quarterly yesterday. In its 10th year, Responsible Gaming Quarterly is a free publication that provides a broad range of coverage on recent research results, regulatory efforts, studies and developments in the treatment field and best practices for community programs that encourage responsible gaming.

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Problem Gambling – Free NCRG Webinar on Feb. 8

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 25, 2013

Dr. Lisa Najavits, Boston University School of MedicineRegister today for one of the more popular training sessions that the NCRG has held for clinicians: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Problem Gambling. This one-hour free webinar, led by Lisa Najavits, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and NCRG Scientific Advisory Board member, will be held Friday, Feb. 8 from 2-3 p.m. EST and participants will receive 1 CEU for their attendance.

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