Problem Compulsive Gambling Training 03/25/10

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Problem Compulsive Gambling Training 03/25/10

Post by ribenitez » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:51 pm

On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to facilitate a training on Problem Compulsive Gambling and recent events to some professionals within the substance abuse and treatment sector.

One thing that I kept bringing to the forefront of the training is the amount of violence present in some of incidents where you had gambling present, for example a couple of weeks ago we had a 17 year old shot and killed over a dice game in Miami Gardens.

I tried to link that incident to the other tragedy just a year ago where 9 people were shot at another dice game in liberty city, two were killed, ages 14 and 16.

On hand I also had fact sheets specific to crime, Florida and the workplace which they could take advantage. Lastly, I made the link for CEU credit available to all who attended and encouraged them to pass on the info and what they learned about the issue of Problem Compulsive Gambling here in Miami-Dade County.
Richard Benitez
Special Projects Liaison
Compulsive Gambling Specialist
The Miami Coalition for A Safe, Healthy and Drug-Free Community
2490 Coral Way, #400
Miami, FL 33145
OFC. 305-854-4515
CEL. 305-215-9418

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