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Journal of gambling behavior

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 130–140 | Cite as

Dropouts and continuers in Gamblers Anonymous: Life-context and other factors

  • R. I. F. Brown
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Abstract

The design, aims and rationale are outlined of a follow-up study of dropouts from Gamblers Anonymous. A cohort of those attending for the first time and dropping out after more than one meeting was contacted and the cooperators given a structured interview examining factors which may have contributed to decisions to dropout. A comparison group of continuers from the same meeting who had been totally abstinent for at least a year were given the same structured interviews. This first of four parts examines life context factors making it more difficult to maintain attendance, commitment to the treatment program, perceived pre-meeting expectations and reasons for coming, impacts of the first meeting, effects of pressures to maintain attendance and the influence of spouses.

Keywords

Comparison Group Treatment Program Context Factor Structure Interview Life Context 
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© Human Sciences Press 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. I. F. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Adam Smith BuildingUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUnited Kingdom

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