Introduction to Problem Gambling for Peer Recovery Support Specialists

1 Jan 2023 - 31 Jul 2025
In this training, participants will receive a brief introduction to the overlapping worlds of gambling and gaming. However, this training is not designed to help you work with those recovering from internet gaming disorders.

Participants who complete this training will be able to:

  • Understand and explain the difference between games, gambling, problem gambling, and gambling disorder
  • Recognize signs of problem gambling and gambling disorder
  • Understand why gambling is addicting for some and the Life-impacts it can cause when it becomes a problem
  • Act with cultural competence and be able to share your story in a way that is helpful to someone in recovery for gambling
  • Apply what you know about recovery coaching for someone in recovery from gambling
  • Be able to navigate the complexity of co-occurring disorders and make referrals when appropriate
  • Understand the family impacts of problem gambling and Gambling disorder and help your recoveree to set boundaries and ask for support
  • Know where to go and find resources for gambling recovery

We hope this training helps you to keep a broad overview of addiction, as those you work with may be dealing with co-occurring behavioral addictions such as gambling, internet gaming, social media, sex, food, shopping, etc. We hope that you move through this training with an open mind and non-judgmental and compassionate regard of all people and the many complex issues and struggles we live with in this world.

Presented by: Tana Russell, SUDP, WSCGC-II, NCTTP

Certification (CEUs):  15 CEUs 

CASAT Learning courses are approved for CEUs by the boards listed here. This course is also approved by the Nevada Certification board for PRSS and PRSS-S.

This course will meet the Nevada Certification Board 15 hour training requirement to apply for the Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS) endorsement. The endorsement instructions are listed on the last module of this training.

Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT. 


Date Sun, Jan 1 2022 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Thu, Jul 31 2025 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Thu, Jul 6 2023 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Cut Off Date Wed, Dec 31 2026 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price $75.00
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