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Gambling Addiction

  • 08/18/2017
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • DOC Central Office - Afton Room - 1st Floor
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  • This is a free workshop for Members Only.
    If you do not have a current membership, you will be sent a membership invoice.

Registration is closed

This 3-hour workshop will help participants learn about Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance and the goals of this organization has with in the state of MN.

Participants will be provided with resources available to those who seek counseling with a gambling related issue, family members who seek support and professionals who seek assistance with a client who may struggle with gambling or is actively gambling.  This course covers basics of gambling 101, dual addiction and problem gambling as a co-occurring disorder, how a rule 82 (gambling assessment can be administered) and the risks all social gamblers have of developing a problem with gambling by having a "Big Win."


  • Learn to identify signs and symptoms of a problem gambler and describe how they relate to co-occurring disorders.
  • Discuss the nature of the "BIG WIN' and how the "BIG WIN" can trigger CD relapse and it's effects on brain.
  • Learn to identify available resources in MN for a rule 82 assessment and problem gambling treatment available that is connected to state funding available to all people living in MN.
  • Learn to identify positive relapse prevention strategies and why prevention is so important for long term recovery when discussing co-occurring disorders, cross addiction and multiple addiction. 

Presenter:   John Von Eschen has been working at Pathways Counseling Center in St. Paul as a compulsive gambling therapist for the last 12 years.  He is a state certified LMFT and is a Certified Problem Gambling Therapist.  He also works for Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance as a trainer and speaker. 

Date:        Friday, August 18, 2017

Time:       9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location:   DOC Central Office Afton Training Room, 1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul (West Entrance, First Floor)

This training is being offered FREE for the first 40 MCA Members to register. 

 If you are not currently an MCA member

You must be a current, paid, MCA member
to attend at no cost.

MCA Office 
PO Box 261
Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320 
Fax: 651.717.6137

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