TITLE

TREATMENT OF COMPULSIVE GAMBLING

AUTHOR(S)
Arntzen, Erik; Stensvold, Jorn
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Analysis of Gambling Behavior;2007, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A program for treatment of compulsive gambling is presented. The participant in the study was a 27-year old teacher. Before the treatment started he spent about $3.700 a month and his debt because of gambling was 60 000 dollars. The procedure included different parts; self-recording, establishment of alternative and incompatible behavior, relapse prevention and restrictions in access to money. To ensure that it was not the prevention from the access to money that stopped the use of money spent on gambling, thus, a couple of days every month participant had access to a certain amount of money. After the start of the treatment he has not lost or spent any money on gambling for nearly two years.
ACCESSION #
31436612

 

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