Overview Brief screens can help people decide whether to seek formal evaluation of their gambling behavior. The 3-item BBGS is based on the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) criteria for Gambling Disorder. Scoring A “yes” response to any single item indicates potential gambling-related problems and the need for additional … Continue reading Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS)
At the Division, we believe that Gambling Disorder screening is for everyone. That’s why we created a Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS) pocket screener. The Division provides these to the public *free of charge*. To order these pocket screeners, send us an email and be sure to let us know how many (limit is 50) … Continue reading BBGS Pocket Screener
The BBGS e-Screener is an e-version of the Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen, a tool designed to help people decide whether to seek formal evaluation of their gambling behavior.
We are 3+ years into the COVID-19 pandemic and providers across the country are reeling from the ripple effects on their own and their patients’ mental health. With heightened stress across all populations, we are seeing an increase in drinking, gambling, and other risky behaviors. Now is such an important time to screen for Gambling … Continue reading Screening for Gambling Disorder during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Screening for Gambling Disorder with the Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS) is easy, but knowing what to do when a client screens positive can be a challenge. Identify the local, state, or national organizations you will refer clients to in advance to be prepared on Screening Day. If your organization regularly screens for gambling… Follow … Continue reading Screening Positive for Gambling Disorder: Guidance for Providers
Welcome to the Division on Addiction’s Gambling Disorder Screening Day: A Guide for Screeners. This guide will help you plan for the upcoming event and feel prepared when Screening Day arrives. As always, feel free to reach out to email@example.com with any questions. An Introduction to Screening Day Screening Day is an annual, one-day event … Continue reading Gambling Disorder Screening Day: A Guide for Screeners
This initiative is designed to advance healthy communities across Massachusetts and beyond.
This international grassroots movement was started by the Division in 2014 to provide education about and support providers in the identification of Gambling Disorder.
Gambling Disorder Screening Day is Tuesday, March 14, 2023 This year’s Screening Day Toolkit has even more free resources to make hosting Screening Day easier than ever. Any provider or organization can host. Registration is not required to use these free resources. If you are interested in becoming a registered host this year, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Division on Addiction offers a variety of problem gambling-related tools and resources, also available in its comprehensive Gambling Disorder Screening Day Toolkit, which has been implemented worldwide. What is Gambling Disorder? One-page article describing Gambling Disorder from a mental health perspective Gambling Resources & Referrals Additional problem gambling information and support provided by Cambridge Health … Continue reading Problem Gambling Tools & Resources