Beliefs About Gambling Problems and Recovery: Results from a General Population Telephone Survey

  title={Beliefs About Gambling Problems and Recovery: Results from a General Population Telephone Survey},
  author={John Alastair Cunningham and Joanne Cordingley and David C. Hodgins and Tony Toneatto},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Studies},
Respondents were asked their beliefs about gambling abuse as part of a general population telephone survey. The random digit dialing survey consisted of 8,467 interviews of adults, 18 years and older, from Ontario, Canada (45% male; mean age = 46.2). The predominant conception of gambling abuse was that of an addiction, similar to drug addiction. More than half of respondents reported that treatment was necessary and almost three-quarters of respondents felt that problem gamblers would have to… 
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