Dr Catherine Paradis

Dr Catherine Paradis

Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)

Dr Matthew Young

Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)

Where to draw the line? Low risk guidelines for gambling

Tuesday 14 August, 10.25 am, The Pier

In 2011 CCSA released Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. How effective have they been? Can the same be done for gambling? Where’s the line between recreational and risky gambling?

Join this discussion of lessons learned from the development and outcomes of low-risk drinking guidelines. Then, consider how this knowledge is helping in the development of effective low-risk gambling guidelines.

About Dr Catherine Paradis

Dr Catherine Paradis is a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at CCSA where she provides leadership for the implementation and the evaluation of the National Alcohol Strategy. For the last 12 months, she has been involved in the evolvement of the Campus Partnership for Alcohol Harm Reduction and the development of its framework.

Dr Paradis is one of the experts responsible for the production of Canada’s Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines. Before joining CCSA, as a Chief Researcher for Éduc’Alcool, she was responsible for all the research necessary to the development of social prevention campaign, information and education. Dr. Paradis’s expertise is in projects conducted in partnership with public, private and non-governmental organizations to improve the health and well-being of Canadians.

About Dr Matthew Young

Matthew M. Young, Ph.D., is a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at CCSA and an Adjunct Research Professor of Psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Matthew leads CCSA’s drug use epidemiology research activities which includes work to estimate the economic burden od substance use in Canada. In addition to substance use epidemiology, Matthew has worked on and off studying gambling-related harms for over 15 years and did his doctoral work studying craving among problem gamblers. Currently, he co-chairs the scientific committee tasked with developing the first Low Risk Gambling Guidelines.