Prevention paradox logic and problem gambling: Does low-risk gambling impose a greater burden of harm than high-risk gambling?

@inproceedings{Delfabbro2017PreventionPL,
  title={Prevention paradox logic and problem gambling: Does low-risk gambling impose a greater burden of harm than high-risk gambling?},
  author={Paul H. Delfabbro and Daniel L. King},
  booktitle={Journal of behavioral addictions},
  year={2017}
}
Background and aims The aim of this paper is to examine the evidence and arguments in favor of prevention paradox (PP) logic in the context of problem gambling. Evidence from recent studies of gambling and the distribution of harm across lower and higher risk gamblers is reviewed to examine the contention that the absolute burden of harm is greater in low-risk (LR) gamblers than the problem gamblers. Methods The review examines a number of methodological and conceptual concerns about existing… CONTINUE READING