- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A three-day summit about gambling and substance abuse prevention is getting underway in Kansas City, Missouri.

More than 150 addiction experts, treatment providers and representatives of addiction prevention are expected to take part in the annual Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse. That begins on Wednesday.

The conference will feature more than 30 workshops and general session presentations from experts in the fields of problem gambling and substance abuse.

The summit is the result of the planning of the Midwest Consortium on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse. That’s a committee comprised of addiction specialists, problem-gambling program coordinators and organizations throughout Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

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