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Hesitation to seek gambling-related treatment among Ontario problem gamblers

Suurvali, Helen; Hodgins, David; Toneatto, Tony; Cunningham, John


Objectives: This study aimed to examine barriers in seeking help for gambling problems. Methods: A random digit dialing telephone survey was conducted among adults in Ontario, Canada. Respondents meeting criteria for possible past year gambling problems were asked an open-ended question on why they might hesitate once they had decided to seek help. Results: Of 556 eligible respondents, 47% asserted they would not hesitate to seek help. The most frequently identified possible reasons for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine
DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e3182307dbb


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