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). Central to these approaches is the assumption that the role of public policy should be to reduce harm and to emphasize early intervention and prevention rather than just the treatment of clinical cases. As with other addictions, people affected by gambling

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Matthew Rockloff
,
Matthew Browne
,
Alex M T Russell
,
Nerilee Hing
,
Tess Armstrong
, and
Nancy Greer

Introduction Legacy gambling harms are negative consequences of gambling that remain after a discrete episode of problematic gambling has been largely resolved ( Langham et al., 2016 ). These residual impacts from gambling can remain after any level

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issues, bankruptcy, or loss of employment) ( Langham et al., 2015 ). An alcoholic will experience similar interpersonal stressors and harms, in addition to negative effects on health and well-being , including heart disease, brain and liver damages

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, & Reith, 2015 ). Recent findings that, at a population level, most gambling harm is from low- and moderate-risk gamblers ( Browne et al., 2016 ), highlight the need to improve our understanding of the determinants of harmful gambling, including social

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et al., 2021 ). Jeffrey et al.'s (2019) study of gambling-related harms among gamblers and their spouses reported that there was a similar count of total harms reported across domains; however, spouses reported greater harms within the emotional and

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Silvia Ronzitti
,
Emiliano Soldini
,
Vittorio Lutri
,
Neil Smith
,
Massimo Clerici
, and
Henrietta Bowden-Jones

bingo, and casino table games are less likely to consider their behavior as a problem or that they have low gambling-related harm; therefore, they are less motivated to seek treatment. The second step of our analysis was to evaluate whether some

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whether the general community might be fully aware of the risks or harms that might be associated with this activity. This is particularly when media activity may focus primarily on a small minority of early investors who have achieved financial gains

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1–7; Hing et al., 2021 ). The excessive time and money spent on gambling can harm both the person with the gambling problem and those close to them ( Langham et al., 2016 ; Productivity Commission, 2010 ). In one of the more comprehensive

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The dangers of conflating gambling-related harm with disordered gambling

Commentary on: Prevention paradox logic and problem gambling (Delfabbro & King, 2017)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Matthew Browne
and
Matthew J. Rockloff

and disease. In our work, we suggest that “gambling harm” is the outcome that should be reduced and therefore it is implicit that any mass interventions that reduce harm should greatly increase public welfare. Of course, the PP may apply here: people

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Introduction The majority of people who gamble do so without experiencing any gambling-related harm ( Browne et al., 2016 ). Estimates suggest that around 3–4% of the adult population in Western countries experience moderate to serious problems

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