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The South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS): a new instrument for the identification of pathological gamblers.
  • H. Lesieur, S. Blume
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal of psychiatry
  • 1 September 1987
The instrument correlates well with the criteria of the revised version of DSM-III (DSM-III-R), and offers a convenient means to screen clinical populations of alcoholics and drug abusers, as well as general populations, for pathological gambling. Expand
Revising the South Oaks Gambling Screen in different settings
The South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS), a validated, reliable instrument for detecting gambling problems, and the South Oaks Leisure Activities Screen (SOLAS), a companion screening tool for use withExpand
Evaluation of patients treated for pathological gambling in a combined alcohol, substance abuse and pathological gambling treatment unit using the Addiction Severity Index.
The study supports the idea that combined treatment is an effective way of dealing with patients whose gambling problems are discovered when they enter treatment for another addiction, as well as for patients whose initial complaints include pathological gambling, with or without additional problems. Expand
Children of alcoholics.
One of every eight American children is the child of a parent who has a past or present drinking problem and children of alcoholic parents are at great risk of developing addiction problems and a variety of mental health disorders. Expand
Women and alcohol. A review.
The woman alcoholic is viewed as weak willed (as is her male counterpart), but, in addition, she is thought to be promiscuous and sexually aggressive, despite data that indicate quite the reverse. Expand
Substance Use Disorders: Sex Differences and Psychiatric Comorbidities
There is evidence that psychiatric comorbidity is associated with distinct, sex-specific outcomes for substance use treatment, and sex differences in the clinical presentation of substance-dependent individuals with psychiatric comors present specific treatment challenges and opportunities. Expand
Characteristics of pathological gamblers identified among patients on a psychiatric admissions service.
A high rate of pathological gambling was found among patients with a secondary diagnosis of psychoactive substance use disorders, including schizoaffective disorder, paranoid schizophrenia, major depression, and organic personality disorder. Expand
Compulsive gambling and the medical model
  • S. Blume
  • Psychology
  • Journal of gambling behavior
  • 2005
The medical model as a conceptual and operative approach to compulsive gambling is discussed. The terms “medical model” and “disease” are defined and the practical implications of their applicationExpand
Chemical dependency in women: important issues.
  • S. Blume
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse
  • 1990
This paper touches upon several important issues in our current understanding of alcohol and other drug use and abuse by women. Societal attitudes as both protective and destructive forces areExpand
Alcoholism, drug abuse, and gambling.
Gambling by siblings, alcoholism in the father, gambling prior to age 20, greater amounts of gambling for more money, and "chasing losses in order to get even" were positively correlated with the index. Expand