Delabeling and relabeling in Gamblers Anonymous: Problems with transferring the Alcoholics Anonymous paradigm

@article{Preston2005DelabelingAR,
  title={Delabeling and relabeling in Gamblers Anonymous: Problems with transferring the Alcoholics Anonymous paradigm},
  author={F. Preston and Ronald W. Smith},
  journal={Journal of gambling behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={1},
  pages={97-105}
}
Exploratory data from both structured and unstructured interviews with members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous, as well as additional data from previous observations, suggest that the recovery rate of A.A. is higher than that of G.A.. Since the programs are virtually the same an examination of the social context of the labeling process reveals that the more readily available use of the medical model for both the alcoholic and the significant others of the alcoholic are likely… Expand
The selective adaptation of the alcoholics anonymous program by Gamblers Anonymous
TLDR
It is argued, contrary to popular assumption, that Gamblers Anonymous is significantly different from Alcoholics Anonymous, and although there is some 12 step consciousness in G.A., the dominant consciousness is page 17 consciousness. Expand
Gamblers Anonymous and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Pathological Gamblers
  • N. Petry
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Gambling Studies
  • 2004
TLDR
Outcome data associated with Gamblers Anonymous and cognitive-behavioral therapy are described and evidence suggesting that a combined intervention may enhance therapy engagement and reduce relapse rates is reviewed. Expand
Gamblers Anonymous: A critical review of the literature
This study surveys existing literature on Gamblers Anonymous (GA) and issues that help to contextualise our understanding of this mutual aid association. While GA has been the subject ofExpand
Really not god: Secularization and pragmatism in Gamblers Anonymous
The paper argues that despite maintaining the image of a twelve-step organization, the central theme of the history of Gamblers Anonymous (GA) in the United States is the increasing secularization ofExpand
A Preliminary, Qualitative Exploration of the Influences Associated with Drop-Out from Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Problem Gambling: An Australian Perspective
TLDR
The study showed that application of the term ‘drop-out’ to some clients may be an unnecessarily negative label in that a number appear to have been able to reduce their gambling urges even after a short exposure to therapy. Expand
Family, marital, and occupational satisfaction for recovering pathological gamblers
This paper describes the efforts of a private gambling treatment program to conduct a retrospective study of pathological gamblers treated in a publicly supported residential program. The JohnsExpand
Adapting to failure: The case of horse race gamblers
Exemplifying Goffman's concern with adaptation to failure (cooling the mark), the researcher delineates the strategies used by horse race gamblers to deal with the consequences of monetary losses.Expand
Pathological Gambling: Etiology, Comorbidity, and Treatment
Pathological Gambling: Etiology, Comorbidity, and Treatment examines the prevalence and consequences of problem gambling as well as approaches to treatment. In this comprehensive book, PetryExpand
Perceived religious support for problem gambling: does church doctrine influence help-seeking?
This project explored church members’ willingness to use religious resources to overcome a gambling problem. Participants from congregations with divergent doctrine on gambling (Roman Catholic, n =Expand
Treatment of Disordered Gambling
TLDR
A diverse range of treatments have been adapted for gambling disorders and meta-analyses have found significant effect sizes for the reduction of various gambling-related behaviours at 3, 6, 12 and 24 months post-treatment. Expand
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 26 REFERENCES
Delabeling, Relabeling, and Alcoholics Anonymous
Labeling theory implicitly assumes that deviant careers are relatively permanent. Little systematic effort has been devoted to consideration of delabeling and relabeling processes. AlcoholicsExpand
Initial Interaction of Newcomers in Alcoholics Anonymous: A Field Experiment in Class Symbols and Socialization
and in providing an avenue of expression for interests and a point of view that for a time were close to being outlawed by the advocates of "purity." As I said at the beginning, I have probablyExpand
Pathological Gambling: Roots, Phases, and Treatment
The medical model of pathological gambling is coming to dominate the public image of the problem gambler. The new image is replacing the previous one of sinner or criminal. This article traces theExpand
The Natural History of Alcoholism: Causes, Patterns, and Paths to Recovery
TLDR
The Medawars consider biological topics, yet their writing never lets the reader forget that the authors are humanists first, scientists second, and their skillful blend of biology and humanism gives their collection of definitions its strength and charm. Expand
Medicine as an Institution of Social Control
  • I. K. Zola
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The Sociological review
  • 1972
TLDR
It is shown that medicine is becoming a major institution of social control, nudging aside, if not incorporating, the more traditional institutions of religion and law, and is becoming the new repository of truth. Expand
Deviance and Medicalization: From Badness to Sickness
TLDR
The book is c;xtmsivdy rekenad with citations to a variety of archival materials, primary litmame, and aubobiagraphical w m, as well as wdlm bo pmoml interviews conducted by the author. Expand
The Social System
In the history of sociological theory, Talcott Parsons holds a very special place. His The Structure of Social Action (1937), was a pioneer work that has influenced many social scientists. TheExpand
Media images and medical images.
TLDR
Overall ads showing both women and men were highly stereotyped as to sexual and social roles, notwithstanding the professional and clinical context in which they appeared. Expand
Increased Prescribing of Valium, Librium, and other Drugs—An Example of the Influence of Economic and Social Factors on the Practice of Medicine
  • I. Waldron
  • Medicine
  • International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation
  • 1977
TLDR
Overprescribing occurs because the decision to prescribe is influenced not only by consideration of therapeutic benefit, but also by nonmedical factors, for example the widespread expectation by both patient and doctor that the doctor will provide a drug or some other technological treatment. Expand
The Organization Man
William H. Whyte (1917-1999) was editor of Fortune magazine and Distinguished Professor at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He is the author of numerous books of social andExpand
...
1
2
3
...