Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 73–78 | Cite as

A Perspective on Problem Gambling Treatment: Issues and Challenges

  • Tony Toneatto

Researchers face several challenges in conducting gambling treatment research. These include the impact of monetary incentives to participate, difficulty in subject recruitment, treatment ambivalence, heterogeneity of gambling behaviors among treatment samples, the role of natural recovery, the impact of intractable financial pressures, and the specification of adequate process and outcome measures. Each challenge is defined and potential resolutions suggested.


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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinical Research DepartmentCenter for Addiction and Mental HealthOntarioCanada

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