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College of Psychiatrists of Ireland. (2020) Gambling disorder position paper. Dublin: College of Psychiatrists of Ireland.

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Gambling disorder is a serious condition that has profound consequences for the individual and the people around them (O'Gara, 2018). Rapid advances in online technology in recent years have seen online gambling in particular become more prevalent. Although accurate data on the prevalence of gambling disorder in Ireland is not available (at time of publication), it is likely that the prevalence has increased with the increase in online gambling. It is the view of the College that gambling disorder should be considered a major public health concern in Ireland which needs to be urgently addressed under the following areas:

  • Gambling advertising
  • Gambling control legislation
  • Education about gambling disorder – both public and professional
  • Treatment services
  • Research
Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
Behavioural addiction
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
December 2020
13 p.
College of Psychiatrists of Ireland
Corporate Creators
College of Psychiatrists of Ireland
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