Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 27–33 | Cite as

Gamblers Anonymous and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Pathological Gamblers

  • Nancy M. Petry

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.


pathological gambling gamblers anonymous cognitive-behavioral therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineFarmingtonUSA

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