, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 27-33

Gamblers Anonymous and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Pathological Gamblers

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Numerous types of treatments for pathological gambling have been described, but two of the most common are Gamblers Anonymous (GA) and cognitive-behavioral therapy. This paper describes some outcome data associated with the two approaches. It also reviews evidence suggesting that a combined intervention may enhance therapy engagement and reduce relapse rates.