Talk to your recovery clients about problem gambling

If you are a social worker, therapist, recovery specialist, or provide counsel for people dealing with alcohol or substance misuse problems, you are in a great position to support clients who are at risk for problem gambling. How can you help?
  • Become familiar with the problem gambling-related resources, including recovery and voluntary self-exclusion programs.
  • Encourage your clients recognize their higher risk for problem gambling.
  • Explain that a gambling problem can set them back in their alcohol and substance misuse recovery.
  • Point them toward effective ways to deal with new gambling opportunities in their community.