Rock Creek Educational Events

Disordered Gambling

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Overview: The way in which people gamble has changed drastically over time. Variables involved in this gambling evolution include increases in the availability, accessibility and ultimately acceptability of gambling. Because of this, the field that helps individuals effected by problem gambling behaviors and their families must evolve as well. In a short period of time, problematic gambling behaviors have transformed from being described as a moral flaw, to an impulse control disorder and now into a full-fledged addiction. How do we respond? Similar to how those who treat chemical addictions must stay up-to-date on drug use trends, new substances and vehicles for use, so too must gambling clinicians understand and stay in tune with the ever-changing gaming industry. 

This session will cover the normalcy of gambling in today's culture, the development of how problem gambling behaviors are defined and categorized as well as screening tools and current treatment modalities.

Presented by:  Michael Buzzelli, MA, MPH, OCPSA
​Michael Buzzelli is the Gambling Service Coordinator for Recovery Resources in Cleveland, Ohio. He is responsible for engaging healthcare providers in the promotion of problem gambling awareness, building problem gambling prevention and treatment capacity at community agencies, hosting statewide trainings, and co-chairing the Cuyahoga Problem Gambling Coalition. Michael Buzzelli also sits on the Advisory Board for Problem Gambling Services in the State of Ohio, is a Board Member of the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio and chairs the Curriculum Repository for the National Council on Problem Gambling in which he and colleagues assemble and evaluate problem gambling prevention programs throughout the country. He received his Bachelors in Public Health from Slippery Rock University and his Master of Public Health from Kent State University. He also holds a Masters in Bioethics from Case Western Reserve University.  

Glenbeigh Hospital
Lecture Hall
2863 State Route 45
Rock Creek, Ohio 44084

2.0 hours of continuing eduction credits

RSVP by Monday, May 7, 2018 to 
or by calling 440-710-3244.



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