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Independence Amplified Maryland | Disabilities and the Link to Problem Gambling
August 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Problem gambling (PG) is a public health concern and is comprised of a spectrum consisting of multiple levels of gambling problems, from at-risk gambling to gambling disorders. Research does suggest that individuals suffering from a disability may be at increased risk of having or developing a gambling problem. It is important that those who suffer from a disability, their family members, and professionals working with this population be aware of warning signs of PG and the resources available for help. There are positive and significant associations between disordered gambling and substance use, mood, anxiety, and personality disorders.
Independence Amplified Maryland, a program of the Maryland Centers for Independent Living, is your opportunity to know what’s going on in the world of disability and take control of your future.
The Centers for Independent Living in Maryland collaborate on this weekly live stream. The stream, which can be watched live via Zoom or viewed later on YouTube, features speakers on the current issues that most interest the disability community, families, and service providers.
You’ll hear from disability leaders, public officials, and most importantly—you, our community, and listeners. The show educates the public about the capacities of people with disabilities through the message of I AM:
I AM independent. I AM safe. I AM prepared. I AM in charge.
Register for the next I AM: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E351671&id=18
Watch Previous I AM streams on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ptroFVvMEs&list=PL1u7jwh2eYpZOmsedWco764M8Aesp9VRs
Read I AM Roundups: https://www.innow.org/category/independence-amplified-maryland/