Gambling, Violence and Family Dynamics: Some Intervention Markers
AuthorSuissa, Amnon Jacob
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AbstractThe phenomenon of family violence associated with addictions in general, and with gambling in particular, is analyzed by the medical model in North America as being a disorder of impulsion, pathology or a disease. This approach, which permits, socially and legally, to label the gambler as suffering from a disease or pathology has certain consequences for the individual, his family members and the society. From a sociological and systemic perspective, this article attempts to identify some markers in these family dynamics with gambling and family violence issues.
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