State Highlights Efforts to Prevent and Treat Problem Gambling

At the Commission's October meeting, Director Tracy Plouck of the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services highlighted current and future efforts aimed at the prevention and treatment of problem gambling in Ohio. The state is set to spend $5.8 million in fiscal year 2015 on treatment and prevention programs as well as training for counselors and other health officials. Funding for the programs comes from the 2 percent of casino tax revenues that are set aside for problem gambling efforts.

Read more in the Columbus Dispatch.



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