Tuesday, April 6, 2010

How many people of admitted patients at GCASA have gambling problems?

Of the 1050 people admitted to GCASA treatment and residential programs in 2009, 610 were screened for having problems with gambling. Out of the 610, 12 were positive for the screen which is 2% of the group. Unfortunately 440 people admitted were not screened.

GCASA does offer treatment services for people with gambling problems and GCASA offers Gambling prevention programs in both Genesee and Orleans Counties.

The co-occurance of substance abuse and gambling problems is usually predicted to be higher than what we are finding at GCASA. I am not sure why. This area requires more study.

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