Browsing Alberta Gambling Research Institute by Author "Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission"
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- ItemOpen AccessAction track : treatment tools for counsellors working with youth(Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), 2001) Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionThis treatment package is intended for use by addictions counsellors who need additional resources to assist adolescent clients who are dealing with alcohol, other drug or gambling problems. The package is directed towards counsellors working in outpatient and inpatient treatment settings. There are five sections in this package designed to offer information and resources on specific issues related to alcohol and other drug use. This package is designed following the principles of the Stages of Change1 (Precontemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, Maintenance) as developed by Prochaska, Norcross, and DiClemente. This resource will help counsellors provide information, awareness and tools to clients to help them move through the stages of change and achieve a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The resource is intended to offer choices to the counsellor when working with clients, and is not meant to be a rigid program. Client pace in working through the material will depend on individual needs and readiness to change.
- ItemOpen AccessAdolescent gambling study : final report(Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, 1996-08) Eckstrom, Charlene; Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionThe gambling behaviours of 300 youth in the City of Grande Prairie and surrounding areas were surveyed in this study of gambling, smoking, and drinking behaviours, attitudes and opinions among 13 to 18 year old adolescents. The survey involved both qualitative (n = 180) and quantitative n = 300) components.
- ItemOpen AccessAdult gambling and problem gambling in Alberta, 1998(Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, 1998-06) Wynne Resources Ltd.; Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionIn 1994, the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) served notice of its intention to replicate a 1994 Alberta Lotteries and Gaming (now Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission) study on the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling among adult Albertans. The purpose in conducting this replication study was to assess changes in Alberta's gambling participation and problem gambling as part of a continuous review of AADAC's broad strategy for problem gambling. The purpose of this report is to highlight AADAC's response to the 1998 study findings. More specifically, the purpose of this report is threefold: 1. To summarize the main findings of the 1998 study; 2. To discuss the implications of the 1998 study findings for gambling prevention, treatment, training and further research; and 3. To outline AADAC's recommendations for gambling prevention, treatment, training, and further research.
- ItemOpen AccessAlcohol, other drugs & gambling(Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), 1998) Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionThis short resource is intended to dispell common myths about alcohol, drugs, and gambling. It provides basic information about gambling and gambling problems and was produced to be used in the workplace. Also included is a quiz to test knowledge of these issues.
- ItemOpen AccessA description of problem gamblers in Alberta, summary of main findings : a secondary analysis of the Gambling and Problem Gambling in Alberta Study(Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), 1994) Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionThe primary goal in conducting this additional analysis was to provide AADAC field staff and others involved in providing problem gambling services with useful information for prevention, education and treatment programs for clients and collaterals. As such, Dr. Wynne has considered the implications of these latest findings for programming and further research into problem gambling. This summary will provide an overview of the main findings from each section of Dr. Wynne's first additional analysis report. The reader is directed to the original report (A description of problem gamblers in Alberta: A secondary analysis of the Alberta study data) for further information and detail.
- ItemOpen AccessFemale problem gamblers in Alberta : a secondary analysis of the Gambling and Problem Gambling in Alberta study(Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, 1994) Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionTo examine the prevalence of "problem" gambling in the Province, Alberta Lotteries and Gaming commissioned a study entitled Gambling and Problem Gambling in Alberta (Wynne, Smith,and Volberg, 1994). Amongst the findings, this study reports that 84% of the population gamble responsibly; that is, they gamble for entertainment, recreational, or social reasons and have never experienced problems related to their gambling. However, the study also estimates that 4.0% of the adult population in Alberta are currently experiencing gambling problems and that an additional 1.4% of the adult population are currently probable pathological gamblers. Following the release of this study in January, 1994, the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) was entrusted with a mandate from the government to develop preventive, educative, and treatment responsal programs and services to mitigate problem gambling throughout the Province. To assist AADAC counselling staff in this important work, a secondary analysis of the Alberta study data was conducted relative to problem gambling in the female population and this report includes the findings and implications of this secondary data analysis.
- ItemOpen AccessIntensive treatment program for problem gamblers(Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), 1999) Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionThe Intensive Treatment Program for Problem Gamblers has been designed for the increasing numbers of clients who seek treatment for problems related to gambling. The program is intended to provide treatment where clients need more than individual counselling, yet can't attend a residential inpatient treatment program. This Intensive Treatment Program for Problem Gamblers is recommended for those who recognize that a gambling problem exists and have a desire to make some changes. It is not recommended for "precontemplations."
- ItemOpen AccessPlaying for keeps [kit] : adolescent gambling high school presentation kit(Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), 1996) Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionA kit that is intended to be used by educators in order to provide information about gambling to Alberta youth.
- ItemOpen AccessProceedings of the Interprovincial Think Tank of Youth and Gambling : October 21-22, 1999, Winnipeg, Manitoba(Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), 2000) Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Health; Addictions Foundation of Manitoba; Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionLike the three interprovincial conferences before it, the Interprovincial Think Tank (IT) was rooted in the need to enhance understanding of gambling and problem gambling as it relates to the day-to-day work and personal experiences of Think Tank participants. From the beginning, our collective mandate has been to address problem gambling, and in doing so we have created opportunities to do two important things: share our knowledge and experiences; and broaden the base of understanding in the wider community. During this process, we have learned from each other as well as from the community at large. This ITT was a continuation of the exchange and the learning. For this Think Tank, the Planning Committee set i t s sites on the topic of youth and gambling. The need to explore this topic stems from three key realities. First, there is a public, political and interest-group expectation that the needs of youth be addressed in the context of problem gambling. Second, while prevalence data exist, there is uncertainty among those working in the problem gambling area about the meaning of the data. And third, uncertainty also exists around the importance of problem gambling as an issue for youth and of youth gambling as an issue for society. The proceedings of this ITT were not developed as a "blueprint for action." Rather, they are intended to provide information that will guide people as they work in their communities and collaboratively develop plans to address youth and problem gambling issues. As the reader will see, these proceedings accomplish this goal. They reveal the richness and diversity in the details that emerged as participants expressed their views and described their experiences in response to the discussion questions. While several themes around the topic of youth and gambling became defined, it was the diversity of the participants' perspectives that drove the conference towards its conclusion: no single formula can be presented to address the youth gambling issue across different communities. Instead, communities need to implement the strategies and approaches that make sense for them. The information garnered from this Think Tank will help to guide discussion and action across the country towards this end. It is evident that this Think Tank and the previous conferences have laid a strong foundation for continuing the country-wide exchange on problem gambling. The committee expresses its gratitude to the sponsors of this event as well as to all participants. The Think Tank would not have been the success it was without the energy, sense of humour and candidness of all those who took part.
- ItemOpen AccessQuick facts about alcohol, other drugs, and problem gambling, 7th ed.(Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), 1996) Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionRevised and updated, Quick Facts provides easy-to-read answers to frequently asked questions about alcohol, other drugs, problem gambling and related issues. Quick Facts is also used as a resource to support two other AADAC resources, "Teen Action" and "Touchstones." Quick Facts does not intend to be the last word, but rather a starting point for learning more about alcohol, other drugs, problem gambling and related issues.
- ItemOpen AccessSeniors and gambling : exploring the issues(AADAC, 2000) Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission; Hirsch, PamelaSeniors constitute one of the fastest growing segments of the Canadian population. Anecdotal evidence suggests there is an increase in the number of Alberta seniors gambling, but there is minimal reliable information about seniors and gambling. AADAC decided to conduct an exploratory study of gambling in relation to adult Albertans age 65 years and older (seniors). The two primary research questions guiding the study were: 1. What are the gambling attitudes and behaviours of seniors? 2. What prevention and intervention strategies are most effective for seniors?
- ItemOpen AccessSense & nonsense : making decisions about drugs : teacher resource, grades 4, 5 & 6(Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), 1997) Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionSense and Nonsense is a curriculum resource to educate children in grades 4,5 and 6 about issues around alcohol and drug use as well as gambling. Each manual is grade specific and designed to help teachers present factual information about drugs like medications, caffeine, tobacco products, and alcohol as well as lifestyle choices and information on gambling so that students will be able to make sound decisions about their use of these products in the present and future. Take a quick look at what we have to offer.
- ItemOpen AccessWhen it's no longer a game...problem gambling : community presentation kit(Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), 1999) Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionThis presentation kit is designed for use in the community. It provides basic information to raise awareness about problem gambling and related issues. It is in point form and is intended for delivery by individuals who have an understanding of problem gambling and addictions.
- ItemOpen AccessYouth Gambling in Alberta: The Alberta Youth Experience Survey 2002(Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, 2005) Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionYouth Gambling in Alberta is one of a series of summary reports developed from The Alberta Youth Experience Survey 2002 (TAYES). It focuses on the gambling behaviour of Alberta adolescents in grades 7 to 12.