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An Outcome Study of Gamblers Anonymous

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Ruth M. Stewart
Affiliation:
Western Infirmary, Glasgow
R. Iain F. Brown
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow

Abstract

Retrospective and prospective studies of a total sample of 232 attenders at groups of Gamblers Anonymous suggest that total abstinence from gambling was maintained by 8% of all comers at one year from first attendance and by 7% at two years.

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Copyright © Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1988 

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