Advocates Call for More Treatment Options for Problem Gamblers as California’s Gambling Industry Surges
Advocates say California needs more residential treatment options for problem gamblers as the gambling industry grows throughout the state. The latest psychiatric classification system places problem gambling in the same group of ailments as drug addiction and alcoholism. The Department of Public Health runs a state-run problem gambling program, but experts say more resources are needed.
- "As Gambling Surges in California, Treatment for Compulsive Players Lags" (Miller, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 11/12).