What Influences the Beliefs, Behaviours and Consumption Patterns of ‘Moderate Risk’ Gamblers?

  title={What Influences the Beliefs, Behaviours and Consumption Patterns of ‘Moderate Risk’ Gamblers?},
  author={Samantha L. Thomas and Sophie Lewis and Kate Westberg and Jeffrey L. Derevensky},
  journal={International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction},
Gambling is emerging as a significant health issue. Problem gambling does not develop instantaneously and is often the result of risky consumption patterns over a period of time. Early intervention strategies depend on a detailed understanding of ‘at risk’ gamblers, yet surprisingly little is known about this group. This qualitative study explores the beliefs, behaviours, risk perceptions, and consumption patterns of 35 individuals who were screened as having ‘moderate risk’ gambling behaviours… CONTINUE READING
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