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Processes of recovery from problem gambling:a qualitative exploration

  title={Processes of recovery from problem gambling:a qualitative exploration},
  author={Lyle Christine},
Gambling addiction (also referred to as ‘problem gambling’ or ‘compulsive gambling’’) is a phenomenon which has escalated in parallel to the continuing popularity of gambling activities in many countries. While studies have documented the growth of commercial betting culture, there remains uncertainty regarding the most effective way to treat individuals who have developed compulsive problems with gambling. It is not fully understood what motivates gamblers to engage with a recovery option, and… Expand
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  • Psychology
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  • 2009
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