The New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling Hosts A Statewide Certification Conference to Unite Current and Prospective Responsible Gaming Advocates in New Mexico

The New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling Hosts A Statewide Certification Conference to Unite Current and Prospective Gambling Addiction Counselors, Behavioral Health Professionals, and Responsible Gaming Advocates in Problem Gambling Treatment and Prevention Programs.

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Sunland Park/Hobbs/Gallup, New Mexico (PRWEB) August 06, 2014

The New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling (NMCPG), an independent 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, united current and prospective gambling addition counselors in problem and pathological (compulsive) gambling treatment and prevention programs, behavioral health professionals, and responsible gaming advocates to explore, examine, and discuss topics related to problem and pathological gambling prevention, treatment, and interrelated issues during the following sessions:

➢    Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunland Park, Racetrack & Casino
1200 Futurity Drive
Sunland Park, NM 88063
http://www.sunland-park.com

➢    Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Zia Park, Racetrack & Casino
3901 W. Millen Drive
Hobbs, NM 88240
http://www.ziaparkcasino.com

➢    Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gallup, McKinley County Chamber of Commerce
106 W. Highway 66
Gallup, NM 87301
http://www.thegallupchamber.com

Continuing education hours went toward the National Council on Problem Gambling’s National Certified Gambling Counselor credential and the NMCPG’s Certified Addition Counselor credential requirements. The conference sustains the NMCPG’s mission of supporting the creation, development, and expansion of effective responsible gaming programs in the State of New Mexico.

ABOUT
For more than 16 years, the New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling, an independent 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Albuquerque, NM, has provided statewide resources, public awareness, and education on problem and pathological (compulsive) gambling treatment and prevention programs for problem and pathological gamblers, their families, and vulnerable youth, while maintaining neutrality in legalized gambling. The NMCPG is proud to be the State Affiliate Member of the National Council on Problem Gambling.

In 2013, the NMCPG’s toll-free problem gambling hotline (800-572-1142) assisted 6,938 calls; 462 of the calls required problem gambling specific crisis intervention. The toll-free number was featured in newspapers, on the NMCPG website, printed casino literature, and listed on the backside of every lottery ticket. The NMCPG’s statewide network of 58 treatment providers, whom specialize in treating pathological gamblers and their families, provided individual and group treatment and prevention programs to 249 patients, regardless of their socioeconomic background. For more information, go to: http://www.nmcpg.org.


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