Gambling in BC – Social Impact of Gambling Addiction

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Guest Dr. Perry Kendall Provincial Health Officer talks with Talk Recovery about Gambling Addiction

Lower the Stakes

This Provincial Health Officer’s annual report examines gambling in BC using a comprehensive public health approach. A public health approach considers preventive interventions, health promotion, health protection, and assessment and surveillance, and addresses issues related to quality of life for all members of the community. In applying such an approach, this report
acknowledges and incorporates the health, social, and economic dimensions of gambling. It reviews the history of gambling in Canada and BC, describes current gambling policies and programs
in BC, and examines evidence-based strategies to minimize the negative effects of gambling while optimizing the potential benefits.

A Public Health Approach to Gambling in BC

The Full Report:
http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/pho/pdf/gambling-in-bc.pdf

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