Longitudinal Study at Beit T’shuvah
There are significant links between substance abuse and problem gambling. This study is following the effects of treatment at a Jewish inpatient treatment center in Los Angeles. Participants respond to questionnaires on depression, impulsivity, readiness to change, and spirituatility, as well as others. Also, neurocognitive computer tests are being conducted to ascertain improvements to frontal lobe functioning. This study receives departmental funding
Betting On Our Future
With the support of the Office of Problem Gambling (OPG), Friday Night Live Partnership, and Youth Leadership Institute, several counties in California will be creating and presenting youth-led video and dramatic performances on problem gambling. UGSP will be evaluating the effectiveness of these presentations in raising awareness about the potential risks and existing resources associated with youth gambling/problem gambling.Funded by the Office of Problem Gambling, California Alcohol and Drug Program
Assessing the Quality and Effectiveness of the California Gambling Education and Treatment Services Program
As part of ongoing quality assurance system monitoring of the California Gambling Education and Treatment Services Program (CalGETS), UGSP participates in the analyses of the design, implementation, and effectiveness of the services offered. The source of quantitative data for this project will be the CalGETS data management system. Data is also being collected from the CalGETS providers regarding their beliefs about treatment, clients, and the recovery process. Funded by the Office of Problem Gambling, California Alcohol and Drug Program
Gambling Behavior Among Hispanics in Los Angeles County
This study uses data from the California Problem Gambling Prevalence Survey to present a descriptive analysis of gambling behavior among Hispanics in California. Domains of interest will include lifetime and past year gambling behavior, co-occurring mental health and substance related disorders, attitudes towards professional treatment for gambling problems, and level of acculturation to the United States.