Increasing the odds. Volume 2: Roads to recovery from gambling addiction

Abstract

During the past decade, the explosion of scientific research focusing on gambling and the improving quality of research design have resulted in scientifically based clinical trials of behavioral and drug treatments, as well as a new focus on natural recovery and brief interventions. This research has important implications for how health care providers, communities, insurance companies and public health planners respond to the needs of people struggling with gambling disorders. Roads to Recovery from Gambling Addiction profiles research projects that reflect the new directions in the gambling field, including research on relapse, Gamblers Anonymous, natural recovery, assisted recovery using talking and drug therapies.

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