Characteristics of Gambling Helpline Callers with Self-Reported Gambling and Alcohol Use Problems

@article{Potenza2005CharacteristicsOG,
  title={Characteristics of Gambling Helpline Callers with Self-Reported Gambling and Alcohol Use Problems},
  author={Marc N. Potenza and Marvin A. Steinberg and Ran Kang Wu},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={21},
  pages={233-254}
}
The characteristics of problem gamblers calling the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) gambling helpline during the years 2000–2001 (n = 960) were examined based on the presence or absence of self-reported alcohol use problems. A relatively low proportion of callers reported a problem with alcohol use (173/960 or 18.0%), and of those acknowledging an alcohol use problem, the majority reported a past rather than current problem (143/173 or 82.7%). A logistic regression analysis found… CONTINUE READING