Journal article

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..

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