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Titolo:
PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLING AMONG METHADONE PATIENTS
Autore:
FEIGELMAN W; KLEINMAN PH; LESIEUR HR; MILLMAN RB; LESSER ML;
Indirizzi:
NASSAU COMMUNITY COLL,DEPT SOCIOL,STEWART AVE GARDEN CITY NY 11530 CORNELL UNIV,COLL MED NEW YORK NY 10021 ILLINOIS STATE UNIV,DEPT CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCI NORMAL IL 61790 N SHORE UNIV HOSP,DIV BIOSTAT MANHASSET NY 11030
Titolo Testata:
Drug and alcohol dependence
fascicolo: 2, volume: 39, anno: 1995,
pagine: 75 - 81
SICI:
0376-8716(1995)39:2<75:PGAMP>2.0.ZU;2-A
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SUBSTANCE-ABUSE; DRUG-ABUSE; FOLLOW-UP; MAINTENANCE; GAMBLERS; PROGRAMS;
Keywords:
PROBLEM GAMBLING; OPIATE ADDICTION; METHADONE TREATMENT;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
18
Recensione:
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Citazione:
W. Feigelman et al., "PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLING AMONG METHADONE PATIENTS", Drug and alcohol dependence, 39(2), 1995, pp. 75-81

Abstract

This paper examines the correlates of problem gambling among a population of 220 methadone patients receiving treatment in the New York metropolitan area. Like most methadone patients, respondents were primarily adult males, ethnically mixed, of limited educational accomplishment and had long experiences with intravenous drug use. More than two-thirds of subjects had been convicted of one or more criminal offences. Analysis of the data showed seven percent of respondents to be probable pathological gamblers according to the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS), indicating a high rate of gambling problems among this treatmentpopulation. Consistent with past studies, problem gamblers are more likely to be men, with histories of alcohol abuse, and with extensive criminal participation dating back to their teenage years. The data also suggested that problem gamblers who were also drug dependent were more likely to show greater evidence of social dysfunctionality comparedto those who were exclusively substance abusers. More dually addictedrespondents reported higher levels of recent heroin use, greater unemployment, and more reported hallucinations. Probable pathological gamblers who were substance abusers were also more likely to report being in conflict with their close friends. A multiple regression analysis suggested this to be the closest linked correlate to being a pathological gambler. Evidently, pathological gamblers create antipathy towards themselves as their compulsion to gamble is expressed; this in turn, may drive them toward further gambling, as they respond to this perceived opposition. These last preliminary findings will require further confirmation in future research.

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