A Losing Hand: Gambling Among Patients with OUD

As Maine has moved to legalize sports gambling, there is a need for treatment providers to become more aware of problem gambling in their clients and its negative effects on OUD treatment success. Rick Berman, LPC, CGACII, a consultant to Oregon and numerous gambling treatment programs, will provide an overview of how to recognize gambling issues and their impact on treatment for opioid use disorder. Objectives
    • Learn how even mild gambling problems reduce the effectiveness of Opioid Use Disorder treatment and are associated with OTP treatment disengagement.
    • Learn how to effectively discuss gambling with patients and screen for gambling problems.
Continuing Medical Education This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. *Nurses and Nurse Practitioners will be awarded a certificate of participation with a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Contact Hours 1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals. 1 Category I contact hour for psychologists. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists. 1 contact hour for Alcohol and Drug Counselors pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors 1 contact hour CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.


  • Rick Berman
    Rick Berman

    Rick Berman LPC, CGACII is a consultant to the Oregon Health Authority on connections between problem gambling and opioid abuse. He has more than 30 years of experience as a counselor, clinical supervisor and program manager in urban and rural Oregon addiction and mental health programs. Berman is an adjunct faculty member at Lewis & Clark College Graduate School of Education & Professional Counseling and was a founder and former director of the college’s problem gambling counselor training clinic. He currently is a clinical consultant for seven problem gambling treatment programs in the Pacific Northwest.


Feb 08 2024


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine


Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine