Past Program: Gambling & its impacts on the individuals, families, and society

Problem gambling affects all levels of our society. Often, important relationships with family members and friends are lost because of gambling problems.

The program discussed the myths & facts of gambling, how people are traditionally lured into casinos, prevalence of social, financial and psychological problems (for example, depression, anxiety, and suicide) that associated with gambling addictions. The presenters, Michael Liao, LSW, and Sophia Song, provided many strategies to combat problem gambling and resources for those who want to seek help.

For more info about the presenters, click here. To get a list of the selected readings on gambling, contact your local library, or the Golden Gate Valley Branch.