Webinar: Gambling and Opioid Use Disorder: Intersections and Integration
Clients in treatment for Opioid Use Disorders, particularly those in medication assisted treatment have been found to have extremely high rates of co-occurring gambling disorder. This webinar will review the research on the co-occurrence of gambling disorder and opioid use disorder, focusing on both quantitative and qualitative research that has sought to understand this connection. Transcripts from clients in medication assisted treatment will be used to illustrate the role gambling plays in their lives and recoveries. Strategies for screening and treating gambling issues among those in treatment for opioid use disorders will be discussed.
- Participants will gain an understanding of the current research on the prevalence and connection of gambling problems among those in treatment for an opioid use disorder
- Participants will gain an awareness of the impact of gambling and problem gambling on recovery from opioid use disorders
- Participants will be able to identify specific strategies to address gambling and problem gambling in those in treatment for opioid use disorders
Presented by: Loreen Rugle, PhD.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 2