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Self-management and the treatment of gambling addiction: a rationale

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posted on 2024-06-17, 20:49 authored by PW Harvey
Self-management programs are now a well-accepted approach to assisting people with chronic and complex health conditions to manage their illness and their lives more comprehensively, and, as a result, enjoy better quality of life and health outcomes. Such approaches have now been developed for a wide range of chronic conditions and many programs are generic in that they are not illness-specific. This paper explores the possibility of peer education and self-management as the next frontier in the treatment of gambling addiction and asks whether the expert patient approach that has been shown to be successful in the management of chronic disease might gainfully be applied to the treatment of problem gambling.

History

Journal

Health issues

Season

Summer

Pagination

34-38

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

ISSN

0819-5781

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2008, Health Issues

Issue

97

Publisher

Health Issues Centre