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  • 1. GamblingHarmReductionStrategies

2. What isgambling? 3. It has been defined as.........a conscious, deliberate effortto stake valuables, usually but notalways currency, on how someevent happens to turn out 4. A little historylesson Long ago gambling had religious andceremonial functions Later gambling became a recreationalactivity played among individuals Most recently, gambling has become abusiness 5. Canadians lost $14 billion to gambling in2008 6. TheStrategiesHarm reduction strategies include.... setting limits on the amount of money spentby not bringing money access cards to thegambling venue (e.g., credit cards, atmcards) paying attention to physical needs whilegambling (e.g., taking a break from thegambling activity, using the washroomfacilities, eating, stretching) 7. TheStrategiesor...... Continued only gambling with designated money, andnot dipping into money allocated for otherspecified expenses (e.g., rent, mortgage,food, clothing, tuition, car payments, utilities,etc.) negotiating with a partner (or other familymember) to designate specific agreed-upontimes for gambling 8. Our focus setting limits on theamount of moneyspent by notbringing moneyaccess cards to thegambling venue(e.g., credit cards,atm cards) 9. The can be combined with setting limits onhow much cash one has on them whilegambling. 10. The idea Research has shown that this is anextremely viable harm reduction strategy aspeople have more control over the gamblingwhile they are not physically in the act ofgambling. It's similar to not having muchalcohol around an alcoholic. http://www.gamblingresearch.org/synopses/details.php?id=390 11. Now a littleQ&A! 12. Question 1 Long ago gambling had 2 functions. Whatwere they?Religious and ceremonial 13. Question 2 Most recently, gambling has become a_______.Business 14. Question 3 How much money did Canadians lose togambling in 2004?$14 billion 15. Question 4 Which harm reduction strategy did I focuson? setting limits on the amount of money spentby not bringing money access cards to thegambling venue (e.g., credit cards, atmcards) 16. Question 5 What strategy can this be combined with?Setting limits on how much cash one bringswith them while gambling. 17. Thank you!Any questions?