Does Spousal Participation in Gamblers Anonymous Benefit Compulsive Gamblers?

  title={Does Spousal Participation in Gamblers Anonymous Benefit Compulsive Gamblers?},
  author={Edward E. Johnson and Rena M. Nora},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={914 - 914}
Extent of gambling-free periods was compared for 90 compulsive gamblers, 44 with spouses who participated in Gamblers Anonymous and 46 with spouses who did not. Although the results were in the direction of a beneficial effect of spousal participation, the relationship was statistically nonsignificant. 
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