New Subsidies for Research Projects Awarded by the Addiction Prevention Fund
Awarded projects Breakthrough Round Prevention of Gambling Addiction
De Kansspelautoriteit (Ksa) (The Gaming Authority) manages the Addiction Prevention Fund, one of the expenditure goals of which is to finance research into the prevention and treatment of gambling addiction. For this purpose, the Ksa has requested ZonMw to set up the Prevention of Gambling Addiction research program, which will run from 2022-2029.
The Breakthrough Round focuses on issues about vulnerable groups, prevention, treatment and interventions, gambling-related damage and the product characteristics/context of gambling.
An overview of the awarded projects within this round:
- Evaluation and innovation of effective CBT treatment for gambling: stepping up the game, a mixed methods study – Amsterdam UMC
This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for gambling problems and to identify the needs of clients with regard to their treatment .
- Exposure to and consequences of gambling marketing communication for vulnerable groups: a multi-method approach – University of Amsterdam
This research maps out how many and what type of gambling advertisements vulnerable groups in the Netherlands come into contact with. In addition, the consequences of these gambling advertisements for vulnerable groups are being investigated.
- Developing and testing the effectiveness of Moti-4 for gambling problems in youth – Trimbos Institute
Moti-4 is a successful program for reducing problems related to smoking and gaming. In this project, Moti-4 is being adapted to also reduce gambling problems. The effectiveness and areas for improvement of this modified program will be investigated.
- Applying the gambling harms framework to the Netherlands: Developing multiple indicators to support assessment of gambling harms – Trimbos Institute
This project will improve the measurement of indicators for gambling-related harm in the Netherlands. The development of a Dutch conceptual framework on gambling-related harm can be used for research, policy and prevention purposes.
- What makes them tick? Characteristics of youth that gamble, the prevalence and possible gateways to (harmful) gambling – Amsterdam UMC
This project will investigate which demographic, cognitive, psychological and social factors are predictive of (problems with) gambling among young adults in the Netherlands. This knowledge is essential for taking effective prevention measures.
- Empowering Professionals: A Design Study to Develop Guidelines to Identify and Support At-Risk and Problem Gamblers – IVO
Since the national legalization of online gambling, concerns have arisen about the possible increase in gambling addiction among vulnerable groups, including young people, the elderly and people with disabilities. low socio-economic position. This research will develop guidelines with information, advice and tools to discuss and recognize problem gambling among these groups, and to refer people who show signs of problem gambling to appropriate help. The guidelines are aimed at professionals in secondary vocational education, social (community) work and debt assistance.
SOURCES: De Kansspelautoriteit (Ksa) / ZonMw