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NCRG Conference: Pre-Commitment as a Responsible Gaming Strategy – Is the Smart Card that Smart?

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 2, 2012

Continuing the theme of “Exploring New Trends in Recovery, Research and Responsible Gaming,” Monday’s NCRG Conference sessions took a close look at responsible gaming strategies. The afternoon session let by Robert Ladouceur, Ph.D., professor emeritus of psychology at Laval University, talked about smart cards and examined whether or not they were effective in encouraging responsible play among gamblers.

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NCRG Conference: What does it mean to be recovered from a gambling disorder?

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 2, 2012

On the first day of the 13th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, a session of three notable researchers and clinicians took a close look at the issues surrounding treatment and recovery from a gambling disorder.

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NCRG Pre-Conference Workshop: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 1, 2012

Before the official start of the 13th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, Mark Dixon, Ph.D., professor and coordinator for the Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program at Southern Illinois University, and Alyssa Wilson, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work at Saint Louis University, led a two-hour preconference workshop that focused on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

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Connect with the NCRG Online for Conference Updates

by: NCRG Staff | Sep 28, 2012

The 13th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction begins this Sunday, Sept. 30 and runs through Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at the Venetian Las Vegas.  

If you can’t make it to the event, we still want you to be a part of the conversations that are taking place!  There are three ways you can stay updated on everything that’s happening at the NCRG Conference:

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Guest Post: NCRG Conference Update: Using Research to Educate about Online Gambling

by: NCRG Staff | Sep 9, 2012

Simo Dragicevic, BetBuddyToday’s Gambling Disorders 360˚ post comes from Simo Dragicevic, president and CEO of Bet Buddy. Dragicevic will present findings from his latest research on gambling disorders and responsible gaming for those who gamble online at the 13thAnnual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction. Dragicevic’s plenary session, titled “New Research: Educating Online Players about the Risks Associated with Gambling,” will take place on Monday, October 1 from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. PST, and the NCRG’s social media team will be sharing the highlights of his talk in real-time on Twitter (@theNCRG, #NCRGConference). For more information on the NCRG Conference or to register, visit the NCRG Conference website. To learn more about Bet Buddy, you can visit their website or watch Dragicevic’s interview with Cass Business School.

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Nationally Renowned Speakers will Address New Trends in Addiction Research and Treatment at the NCRG Conference

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 29, 2012

The 13th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction is a month away, and many engaging speakers are set to present on emerging research and applications for addictions, gambling disorders and responsible gaming from September 30 to October 2 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Make sure to register by September 10 to receive the discounted rate of $295 for the main sessions and $45 for pre-conference workshops! You can visit www.ncrg.org/conference and click on the registration page for more details.

Here are a few of the speakers you won’t want to miss:

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NCRG Conference Interview with Reece Middleton: Residential Treatment for Gambling Disorders

by: NCRG Staff | Dec 12, 2011

Click below for the NCRG blog team interview with the Reece Middleton, executive director of the Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling. In this role, he oversees the development of the CORE Center of Recovery, a free residential gambling treatment program for Louisiana residents. In this interview, Mr. Middleton explained the work of the CORE Center of Recovery and discussed some of his best practices on gathering outcome data for inpatient treatment of gambling disorders. Mr. Middleton also gave advice about how to start a residential treatment program for pathological gamblers.

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Audio Interview with NCRG Conference Poster Award Winner Dr. Iman Parhami

by: NCRG Staff | Dec 7, 2011

During the 12th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, researchers presented more than 37 posters that showcased the latest studies on gambling disorders and responsible gaming. The posters included research such as a study of young adults that explored the connection between measures of problematic gambling behavior and impulsivity, and research that looked for associations of computer game involvement and problem gambling behavior among online players.

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NCRG Insider Interview with Dr. Scott Teitelbaum: Addiction and Recovery

by: NCRG Staff | Dec 5, 2011

Dr. Scott TeitelbaumA personal struggle with addiction and his own road to recovery led Dr. Scott Teitelbaum to build a nationally recognized addiction treatment program at the University of Florida College of Medicine. At the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, Dr. Teitelbaum explained more about his own recovery process and how it informs his research and clinical practices.  Dr. Teitelbaum is the vice chair and the chief of addiction medicine in the department of psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Teitelbaum is also the medical director of the Florida Recovery Center.

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NCRG Conference: The Latest on Teen Gambling

by: NCRG Staff | Nov 30, 2011

The October 3 afternoon session of the 12th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction featured two leading researchers and their latest studies about youth gambling. Randy Stinchfield, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and associate director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at the University of Minnesota, discussed his longitudinal research on the rates of youth gambling in Minnesota since 1992. Marc Potenza, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry in the child study center and of neurobiology and founding director of the Problem Gambling Clinic at Yale University School of Medicine, presented his findings from a survey of Connecticut youth that further explored the factors that are associated with teen gambling behavior. Dr. Potenza is also the principal investigator of the NCRG Center of Excellence in Gambling Research at Yale University.

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