"The next best thing": a study of problem gambling.

  title={"The next best thing": a study of problem gambling.},
  author={J Rosecrance},
  journal={The International journal of the addictions},
  volume={20 11-12},
  • J Rosecrance
  • Published 1985 in The International journal of the addictions
Traditionally, gamblers whose repeated losses have resulted in serious financial, psychological, and social problems have been labeled "compulsive." The prevailing "illness model" of compulsive gambling was developed by clinicians from the reports of those seeking treatment to stop gambling. However, researchers working in natural gambling settings generally have disavowed a compulsion model. Concerns over the efficacy of the traditional model and the therapeutic approach it produces are… CONTINUE READING

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