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March 22, 2013

Problem gambling focus of continuing education course at Allegany College

CUMBERLAND — Problem gambling — a problem that may grow as options for legal wagering increase — will be examined in a new continuing education course for professionals scheduled April 10-11 at Allegany College of Maryland.

Problem Gambling: The Hidden Addiction examines the coincidence of pathological gambling in clients who seek treatment for substance-abuse addiction or mental health issues. Left undiagnosed, problem gambling complicates the recovery of up to 30 percent of substance-abuse clients.

The two-day course is a continuing education opportunity for social workers, psychologists, professional and additions counselors and others.

Joanna Franklin, who holds level-two National Gambling Counselor Certification status, is the instructor. She has treated gamblers and their families since 1979 and is a past president of the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling.

The course will meet from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in ACM's Continuing Education Building. A light lunch is provided.

The deadline to register is April 1.

For more information, call 301-784-5530. To register, call 301-784-5341.

Information is also available online at http://www.allegany.edu.

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