Indicated prevention of problem gambling among college students

TitleIndicated prevention of problem gambling among college students
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsTakushi, RY, Neighbors, C, Larimer, ME, Lostutter, TW, Cronce, JM, Marlatt, GA
JournalJournal of Gambling Studies
Date PublishedSpring
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1050-5350 (Print)1050-5350 (Linking)
Accession Number14973399
Keywords*Cognitive Therapy/methods, *Psychotherapy, Group/methods, Adult, Behavior, Addictive/*therapy, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Gambling/*psychology, Humans, Male, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Questionnaires, Recurrence/prevention & control, Self-Help Groups, Students/*psychology, Treatment Outcome, Washington

This research provides a brief qualitative description of the development of an indicated prevention intervention for college student gamblers. The proposed intervention integrates alcohol prevention strategies with elements of gambling treatment. The intervention combines cognitive-behavioral skills-training and motivational interviewing and includes personalized normative feedback, cognitive correction, discussion of gambling consequences, and relapse prevention techniques. Examples detailing all phases of the intervention are provided from interviews conducted in a pilot of the intervention. Preliminary pilot data suggests the intervention shows promise in reducing high risk gambling among college students.

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