The Lane County Problem Gambling Advisory Committee

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  • American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Author.
  • The Lane County Problem Gambling Advisory Committee

    1. 1. is a HIDDEN PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM About one in every 20 Oregon teens (6%)  is an at‐risk or problem gambler. Oregonian adults (2.7%) is a problem gambler. Sources: Teens: Volberg, Hedberg & Moore, 2008; Adults: Moore, 2006 
    2. 2. >70% 48% are current  tobacco users experience  suicidal ideation 10% 32% have current  alcohol  problems actually attempt  suicide Have current  drug problems Source: Oregon Health Authority, 2012 [problem gamblers in Oregon treatment]
    3. 3. No Gambling Recreational Experimentation At-Risk Problem Pathological “GAMBLING DISORDER” Sources: 1. Moore (2006). 2. Volberg, Hedberg, & Moore (2008). 3.  Shaffer & Hall (2001). 4. Northwest Survey & Data  Services (2007). 5. Moore (2001). 
    4. 4. Photo source: Daniel Berman. Source: Oregon Health Authority  (2013)
    5. 5. Photo:  Hynes
    6. 6. This is the first  generation of  widely available  electronic  gambling.  We really even  don’t know the  effects yet. 5.6% college age (18‐24) 4% teens (13‐17) 2½ % all adults (18+)
    7. 7. • Meets monthly • Works on policy &  awareness issues • Comprised of  professionals &  community members • Staff support  provided by Lane  County Public Health
    8. 8. • Public awareness • Policy • Protecting youth  and other  vulnerable  populations
    9. 9. • We are often alone. • Most people don’t  understand  disordered gambling. • The industry doesn’t   help.
    10. 10. We need YOUR interest and expertise. • • • • • Public awareness Shaping policy Testifying to legislature Meeting with representatives Showing up!
    11. 11. Chair: Ronda Hatefi | ogao.ronda@gmail.com Staff Support: Julie Hynes | julie.hynes@co.lane.or.us

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