The purpose of the project was three fold: 1. To provide insight of the prevalence of adult problem gambling in the general population; and 2. To provide an accurate estimate of adult problem gambling who are in a recovery program from other addictions; 3. Why VLT's were so stimulating to problem gamblers. Social research
was conducted by utilizing the SOGS-R, a social research instrument to measure if a person is a problem gambler and if a person is a pathological gambler. The research was directed at the general population and people in a 12 step recovery program. The goal of the project was to help reduce problem gambling in the general population; and to prevent people in recovery or seeking recovery from other addictions to transfer their addictive behavior to gambling which could cause a relapse in their original addiction or suicide.
South Country Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centre; Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission