According to NCPG Executive Director
The report identifies seventeen recommendations in four broad advocacy areas that problem gambling advocates should pursue, according to <person>Maureen Greeley, NCPG President. "Both the ACA and other legislative actions that expand behavioral health coverage will have major implications for problem gambling treatment. NCPG will continue to lead the way in bringing together individuals and organizations who want to ensure that integration is not simply a buzz word in the public health lexicon." Greeley continued: "Gambling disorder clearly falls within the ACA's behavioral health benefit and, equally important, the significant relationship between problem gambling and other behavioral health conditions simply requires that treating individuals with co-occurring conditions becomes a standard practice. But it will take strong advocacy efforts, particularly at the state level, to demand that crucial details and practical applications are addressed in order to guarantee that covered benefits don't remain vague or open to vast differences in interpretation."
A free copy of the complete report is available at: http://www.ncpgambling.org/ACA-DSM5-Brief.
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