Problem gambling "like a new disease"
- Controlling addiction to gambling. // USA Today Magazine;Apr94, Vol. 122 Issue 2587, p15
Focuses on the problem of gambling addiction. Statistics on affected Americans; All games of chance as potential threat; Similar characteristics of gambling to other types of addiction; Focus of pathological gamblers; Treatment for gambling options; Expected growth of gambling addictions with...
- Florida Group offers help with gambling problems. // Overdrive;May94, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p26
Reports on the services provided by the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling aimed at improving gambling awareness and education. Contact information.
- Pathological gambling. Blume, Sheila B. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/26/95, Vol. 311 Issue 7004, p522
Editorial. Focuses on the prevalence of pathological gambling in Great Britain. Need for doctors to be informed about medical, social and psychological consequences; Treatment.
- Teen gambling. Price, Sean // Junior Scholastic;4/12/96, Vol. 98 Issue 16, p17
Looks at the increase an the problem with compulsive gambling among teenagers in the United States. Why gambling is on the increase; Expert's views on the fostering of gambling as early as 11 years old; Identifying the nine signs of compulsive gambling; Estimated cost of each compulsive gambler...
- Crap shoot? Gamblers Anonymous absorbs local casino casualties. Ruggless, Ron // Nation's Restaurant News;3/28/94, Vol. 28 Issue 13, p48
Reports on the increase in the number of compulsive gambling addiction cases in Tunica, Mississippi, according to therapists and hospital officials. Operations of six casinos; Creation of jobs; Programs to combat underage gambling.
- Gambling. // Mayo Clinic Health Letter;Nov1993, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p6
Discusses the dangers of compulsive gambling. States' encouragement of gambling as a way to solve economic shortfalls; Statistics on age, number, earnings and prevalence; Characteristics of a compulsive gambler; Self-destruction; Treatment of the psychological disorder. INSET: Signs of an...
- Refuting the myths of compulsive gambling. Vatz, Richard E.; Weinberg, Lee S. // USA Today Magazine;Nov93, Vol. 122 Issue 2582, p54
Refutes the myths of compulsive gambling. Uncritical acceptance of compulsive gambling as a disease; Lack of evidence that gambling is a disease; Lack of medical, pathological criteria for gambling; Dr. Sheila Blume's promotion of the gambling-as-disease concept; Recommendation that gambling be...
- The crying game. // Bulletin with Newsweek;07/30/96, Vol. 116 Issue 6031, p27
Reports on the gambling-related problems of Australian citizens brought by the growth of gambling establishments in the region. Details of the case of Julia Davis who stole money awarded to her quadriplegic son; Increase in the number of people who seek gambling counselling; Trends on adults...
- Gambling's costs growing clearer in La. Bonura, Chris // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);08/17/98, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p11
Reports on the effects of compulsive gambling on Louisiana's work force and society. 12-step program to treat gambling disorders; Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling's contract to open an inpatient treatment center; Absence of insurance coverage for compulsive gambling.