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Citation

Feigelman W, Wallisch LS, Lesieur HR. Am. J. Public Health 1998; 88(3): 467-470.

Affiliation

Department of Sociology, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY 11530-6793, USA.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1998, American Public Health Association)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

9518986

PMCID

PMC1508340

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study compared problem gamblers, problem substance users, dual-problem individuals, and persons without these problems in the general population. METHODS: On the basis of computer-assisted telephone interviews of a random sample of Texas adults (n = 6308) standard instruments were used to gauge substance use and gambling problems in the general population. RESULTS: 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 dysfunctionality (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. CONCLUSIONS: Screening and treatment for gambling problems should be offered in drug treatment and criminal justice arenas.


Language: en

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