Problem Gambling Among Military Service Members and Veterans

Welcome to “Problem Gambling Among Military Service Members and Veterans: Insights from Lived Experience and Research.” This interview is hosted by Dr. Heather Gray, Director of Academic Affairs at the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Gray interviews Mr. Dave Yeager and Dr. Shane Kraus. Mr. Dave Yeager is a US Army veteran in recovery for compulsive gambling. He is active in the prevention and recovery support communities. Currently pursuing a Masters of Social Work, Mr. Yeager co-chairs the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Military Committee. Dr. Shane Kraus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is interested in using behavioral, epidemiological, and neurobiological methods to assess factors that contribute to the development of addictive behaviors and other co-occurring psychiatric disorders among high-risk groups, including US military veterans.