Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 21–32 | Cite as

Clinical obstacles in administrating the South Oaks Gambling Screen in a methadone and alcohol clinic

  • Robin-Marie Shepherd


The South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) was administered to veterans in both an outpatient methadone and problem drinking clinic. The instrument was given to 93 veterans who represented the poor and homeless. It was anticipated that the SOGS would provide important diagnostic information to the clinicians counseling the substance abusing population since many compulsive gamblers have a history of substance abuse. A number of clinical obstacles were encountered in administrating the SOGS in this environment. Both Client and staff noncompliance during the screening were major concerns in this respect. The clinical obstacles encountered in this study were examined and suggestions to prevent these problems are discussed.


Alcohol Substance Abuse Diagnostic Information Problem Drinking South Oaks Gambling Screen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin-Marie Shepherd
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  1. 1.Norman Zinberg Center for Addiction StudiesHarvard Medical SchoolUSA

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