Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/524
Title: Treating gambling-substance abusing clients : a literature survey
Authors: Kerr, Donna
Keywords: Problem gambling--Treatment;Substance abuse;Alcoholism;Gambling--Alberta
Issue Date: Jun-1997
Publisher: Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC)
Abstract: Research has repeatedly shown a strong correlation between chemical dependency and pathological gambling. Study results show the percentage of pathological gamblers who also have substance abuse problems ranges from 10.15% to as high as 39-528 (Slavik, 1993). Within AADAC, CMS data for three quarters of 1996 indicate 20% of clients discharged from inpatlent treatment programs reported having gambling problems. This review is part of the Evaluation of Inpatient Treatment for Dually Addicted Clients Project of AADAC. The project was implemented to: evaluate the needs of gambling clients in AADAC's inpatient treatment centres, review the treatment provided to gamblers, make recommendations for enhancing the treatment provided to problem gamblers, and share resources and strategies currently being used among treatment centers. Note: In this review, "dually addicted" refers to clients who have problems with both substance abuse (alcohol and/or other drugs) and gambling.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/524
ISBN: 0-7785-0098
Appears in Collections:Gambling Literature

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