, NV — The Las Vegas VA Residential Recovery and Renewal Center (LVR3) hosted a group of international leaders in the field of gambling addiction for a tour of the facility and to meet with Veterans and employees.
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Las Vegas VA Residential Recovery and Renewal Center (LVR3) hosted a group of international leaders in the field of gambling addiction for a tour of the facility and to meet with Veterans and employees. Dr. Jaime Wiebe, Responsible Gaming Director for Crown Australia, and Brin Gibson, former Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board complimented the facility and staff of the recently expanded LVR3 program.
“It’s state of the art,” said Dr. Wiebe. “You don’t typically see this type of support facility for gambling. It’s a comforting and welcoming environment in which Veterans can reflect and get better. I’m thrilled to see the holistic approach, treating all addictions and preparing people for the real world.”
Dr. Wiebe is a world-renowned expert in gambling addiction and was in Las Vegas for the UNLV Gambling and Risk-Taking Conference. This symposium convenes academics, researchers, and other experts from all fields, representing a diverse array of disciplines and points of view on the topic of gambling and gaming.
Gibson, who also spoke at the event, said that his experience with the Nevada Gaming Control Board has made him aware of the importance of gambling treatment facilities like LVR3, especially in Las Vegas.
“We have more problem gambling here than almost any other place,” said Gibson. “Gaming can be a great form of entertainment, but for people who have addictions, it can ruin everything. A facility like this can improve the quality of their life enormously, and it shows that the nation and VA care about the treatment of gambling addiction.”
LVR3 is a 30-45 day, 40-bed substance use and gambling residential treatment program that provide research-based, high-quality interventions to assist residents through individualized and person-centered recovery plans. This is the VA’s first residential program in Southern Nevada. It is also the second residential gambling addiction recovery center in the nation.