Dropouts and continuers in Gamblers Anonymous: Part four. Evaluation and summary
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- Brown, R.I.F. J Gambling Stud (1987) 3: 202. doi:10.1007/BF01367441
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Gamblers anonymous may be better at coping with those whose gambling has been severely excessive and had led to many problems. However GA's approach is not so easily accepted and therefore not so effective with those who seek help at an earlier stage in the development of their problems.
Gamblers Anonymous may work better with those who have few relapses or best with those who have none at all. Although it may be very helpful in avoiding relapses, it may be less helpful in dealing with them when they do occur.
problems of the representativeness of the sample, of generalizing to Gamblers Anonymous as a whole, and of arguing from associations to causes are discussed. A general picture of the organization as a whole is presented.