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Dr. Timothy Fong Presents: Problem Gambling and Cannabis, A Growing Connect...

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Legalization, cultural acceptance and scientific interest in cannabis is rapidly expanding throughout the United States. As cannabis gains a stronger presence in society, the relationship between cannabis and gambling must be more closely examined. Essentially every aspect of gambling activity can and will be impacted by the presence (or absence) of cannabis. A few examples of critical issues to be explored include: the current landscape of how cannabis and gambling behavior interact, medical and psychological implications in the treatment setting and best practices for the treatment of cannabis use disorder among those with gambling disorder.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Increase awareness and understanding of how gambling and cannabis use relate to one another;
    • Describe best practices in the screening of cannabis use disorder among those with gambling disorder;
    • Describe best practices in the treatment of cannabis use disorder among those with gambling disorder.

        Dr. Fong is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Dr. Fong completed his undergraduate and medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago. He then came to UCLA and finished his residency in adult general psychiatry in 2002 and was the first accredited addiction psychiatry fellow at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (2002-2004).

        Currently, he is the co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program. The purpose of this program is to examine the underlying causes and course of problem and pathological gambling and to develop effective, evidence-based treatments. He is also the director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, a ACGME-accredited training program that focused on providing leading edge training in addiction psychiatry.

        For more information including if you are deaf or hard of hearing, or are a person with a disability and require an accommodation, please contact Odessa Dwarika, Director of Programs and Services @ 617-426-4554, TTY: 617-426-1855 or odessa@maccg.org.

        Funded by the: Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Problem Gambling Services

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