A pilot study conducted by the VISN 1 New England MIRECC screened 260 veterans from November 2017 through September 2018. Researchers found no significant differences in the demographics, medical conditions, or mental health co-morbidities of the veterans who gambled recreationally and those who had gambling disorder. Results from the study suggest that self-disclosure of problem gambling and outreach efforts by VA health care providers could increase veterans' participation in treatment services. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
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