Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 87–96 | Cite as

Pathological gambling and switching addictions: Report of a case

  • Sheila B. Blume
Case Study


The phenomenon of “switching addictions,” defined as a substitution of one chemical or behavioral addiction pattern for another, has been observed in clinical practices for some time. This case study describes a patient who, in attaining abstinence from alcohol and other drug dependence, became a pathological gambler. The complexities of personal history, medical history and psychiatric history are described as well problems in treatment.


Alcohol Clinical Practice Medical History Pathological Gambler Personal History 
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© Human Sciences Press, Inc 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheila B. Blume
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  1. 1.South Oaks HospitalAmityville

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