This study compared problem gamblers, problem substance users, dual-problem individuals, and persons without these problems in the general population.
On the basis of computer-assisted telephone interviews of a random sample of Texas aduls (n=608) standard instruments were used to gauge substance use and gambling problems in the general population.
Compared with those having a substance use or gambling problem only, dual-problem individuals were more likely to be young, never-married men, without conventional religious affiliations.
There was more dysfunctinality (as evidenced by treatment-seeking and problems with the law) among dual problem respondents than among those troubled exclusively by gambling or substance use problems.
Screening and treatment for gambling problems should be offerent in drug treatment and criminal justice arenas.
Mots-clés Pascal : Jeu hasard, Toxicomanie, Homme, Jeu pathologique, Epidémiologie, Association, Facteur sociodémographique, Traitement, Texas, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Trouble contrôle impulsion
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gambling game, Drug addiction, Human, Pathological gambling, Epidemiology, Association, Sociodemographic factor, Treatment, Texas, United States, North America, America, Impulse control disorder
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Cote : 98-0200582
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 11/09/1998.