Band Hosts Gambling Addiction Counselling Training

Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 14:35



A Lac La Ronge Indian Band councillor says her band is now in a better position to diagnose and treat band members with a gambling addiction.


The band and the western office of the Canadian Training Institute recently co-hosted a 10-day training session on gambling dependency counselling.


Tammy Searson says her band now has 4 more people that have the training to recognize the signs of a gambling addiction and offer some help.


Searson says it will still be up to gambling addicts to take the first step and admit they have a problem.


Searson says it’s too hard to accurately say how many band members have a gambling addiction, but notes that this is growing problem throughout society.