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Resources for Providers

Whether you’re a counselor, primary care physician, or any other kind of healthcare practitioner, your patients lives’ are being impacted by problem gambling.

The following free resources are made available by the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling to help you and your clients identify at-risk or problematic gambling, which may in turn help address the other reasons they are there to see you.

Claiming CEUs

30 Hour Problem Gambling Basic Training

This basic training addresses 100% of the required material for certification.
This 30 hour training series will highlight all the beginning needs for counselors and other addiction trained professionals of the needs for patients struggling with Problem Gambling Issues. Once registered you will have 90 days to complete the course.
Participants can claim 30 CEUs from the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA).

Screening Tool

The EDGE-SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to delivering early intervention and treatment services for persons with gambling disorders, as well as those at risk of developing these disorders.

Screening quickly assesses the severity of gambling disorder and identifies the appropriate level of treatment.

Brief intervention focuses on increasing insight and awareness regarding gambling disorder and motivation toward behavioral change.

Referral to treatment provides those identified as needing more extensive treatment with access to specialty care.

Click the button below to download the EDGE-SBIRT Tool.

Online Trainings

EDGE-SBIRT Virtual Tutorial

This free course will teach you how to use the Eisenberg Disordered Gambling Emphasized SBIRT Screening Tool so that you may confidently implement it in your own practice. The tutorial should take approximately one hour and allows you to experience various scenarios where the G-SBIRT tool can be used.

30 Hour Problem Gambling Basic Training

This 30 hour training series will highlight all the beginning needs for counselors and other addiction trained professionals of the needs for patients struggling with Problem Gambling Issues.