Monitor Your Gambling & Urges (MYGU)
Monitor Your Gambling and Urges (MYGU) is an interactive self-monitoring tool for people with gambling problems. It is available as a mobile application and a website - and you can use both interchangeably. The program allows you to keep track of your gambling behaviour. You are encouraged to make a diary entry every time you have an urge to gamble. The diary prompts you to record details about the urge, including the date/time, details about what you did, the trigger and the outcome. These details are all recorded and can be used to generate a range of reports, such as the frequency of different triggers and consequences of gambling over varying time periods. Registration for MYGU gives you access to a suite of online self-help gambling tools developed by PGIO.
- Service URL:
- Agency Responsible:
- Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario (PGIO), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Ontario.
- Mobile Platforms:
- Apple, Android and Blackberry.
- Smartphone Application. Available as a mobile app and website
- Intervention Type:
- Other. Self-monitoring
- Course Structure:
- No Set Course.
- Course Length:
- Moderate (2-5 modules). A diary tool and summary reports
- Support Option:
- Automated only. A range of summary reports based on the information you have recorded
- Primary Category:
- Target Audiences:
- Adult and Young Adult.
- Mobile platforms:
- Free. Both the mobile app and website are free.
- Open: With registration. Registration is anonymous - no identifying information is collected, you only need an email address.
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- Research Trials:
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- Outcome Summary:
No research evidence on the effectiveness of this program is currently available, although a three-year evaluation study is planned. The reference cited below describes the program and its development.
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Research paper citations
Weyman, M. (2012) The New ProblemGambling.ca Online Tools: Increasing Access to Help. International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and Risky Behaviour Newsletter, 12 (1): 1-3.
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Last Updated: October 23rd 2012