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ABSG Progress Report on the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms – Year Two

ABSG - Year two Progress Report on the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

1 - Treatment and support

Summary of findings – Treatment and Support


  • increased involvement of people with lived experience
  • some limited expansion of treatment and support in new areas
  • increased momentum in primary care involvement alongside whole systems approaches.


  • the evidence base for treatment is developing but incomplete
  • lack of agreed screening interventions to identify those at risk
  • limited evidence of interventions to monitor and support ongoing recovery
  • services are not well integrated
  • clarification of referral pathways still required
  • limited data on who needs treatment and support
  • lack of progress on independent quality assurance
  • evidence of poor follow up support emerging
  • low take up of treatment and lack of awareness of support available.
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Expansion of treatment and support services in new areas
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