Problem gambling and family violence: Prevalence and patterns in treatment-seekers
NA Dowling, AC Jackson, A Suomi, T Lavis, SA Thomas, J Patford, P Harvey, M Battersby, J Koziol-McLain, M Abbott, ME Bellringer
Addictive Behaviors | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2014
The primary aim of this study was to explore the prevalence and patterns of family violence in treatment-seeking problem gamblers. Secondary aims were to identify the prevalence of problem gambling in a family violence victimisation treatment sample and to explore the relationship between problem gambling and family violence in other treatment-seeking samples. Clients from 15 Australian treatment services were systematically screened for problem gambling using the Brief Bio-Social Gambling Screen and for family violence using single victimisation and perpetration items adapted from the Hurt-Insulted-Threatened-Screamed (HITS): gambling services (n=463), family violence services (n=95), alcoh..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council
This research was funded by the Australian Research Council (Linkage Grant LP 0989331) with the Office for Problem Gambling, South Australia and Drummond Street Services, Victoria as industry partners; and the Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Centre at the University of Melbourne.