Gambling treatment and recovery

Cognitive versus exposure therapy for problem gambling: A pilot randomised controlled trial

July 2013

Professor Malcolm Battersby, Mr David Smith, Professor Peter Harvey, Dr Rene Pols
Flinders Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit, Flinders University

This report documents the findings of a pilot randomised control trial of exposure therapy and cognitive therapy for the treatment of problem gambling.

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Comorbid problem gambling in substance users seeking treatment

February 2014

Dr Sean Cowlishaw
Monash University

This research provided an estimate of the prevalence of pathological and problem gambling among people in treatment for substance use problems and explored gambling problems among those seeking treatment for substance use.

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The relationship between gambling, significant life events, co-morbidity and associated social factors

November 2013

Louise Holdsworth, Elaine Nuske, Nerilee Hing
Centre for Gambling Education and Research, Southern Cross University

This qualitative study examined how levels of gambling and gambling-related problems are affected by significant life events, psychological co-morbidities and any related social factors amongst people who gamble recreationally and people who experience problems related to their gambling.Download the report (PDF - 852.8 KB)

A study of gambling in Victoria – problem gambling from a public health perspective

September 2009

Victorian Government Department of Justice

This study is Victoria's first epidemiological study investigating problem gambling and health. Finding from the study are based on a representative sample of 15,000 Victorians who were asked a series of questions in relation to gambling and health.

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The Victorian gambling study - qualitative component

December 2012

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

The Victorian Gambling Study is a longitudinal research study on gambling and health in Victoria. This report presents results from the study's quanlitative component to provide detailed insights into the experiences of those with gambling problems.

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