2013
DOI: 10.1080/1533256x.2013.838130
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Problem Gambling and Families: A Systematic Review

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“…Approximately, there are six concerned significant others (CSOs) for every problem gambler . Problem gambling (PG) causes significant harm to problem gamblers as well as to CSOs, not least negative financial impact. CSOs often have to support the gambler's livelihood, handle gambling‐related debts or become the victim of fraud or theft committed by the gambler .…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…Approximately, there are six concerned significant others (CSOs) for every problem gambler . Problem gambling (PG) causes significant harm to problem gamblers as well as to CSOs, not least negative financial impact. CSOs often have to support the gambler's livelihood, handle gambling‐related debts or become the victim of fraud or theft committed by the gambler .…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Of those who do seek treatment, many drop out prematurely . Involving CSOs in treatment could increase gamblers’ treatment‐seeking behavior, their adherence to treatment and enhance the effects of treatment . Furthermore, there is a risk that CSOs unintentionally aggravate the PG when trying to assist, e.g.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…armful gambling is a socially disruptive problem in many regions, frequently leading to financial crises, broken relationships, and even suicide; however, there is little research generally around the social impact of harmful gambling, for example, on families (Kourgiantakis, Saint-Jacques, & Tremblay, 2013). Instead, research has most often focused on the gambler with a problem.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The most common problems reported by family members of problem gamblers have the potential to contribute to a home environment characterised by discord and deprivation: the loss of household or personal money; arguments, anger and violence; lies and deception; neglect of family; negatively affected relationships; poor communication; confusion of family roles and responsibilities; and the development of gambling problems or other addictions within the family (Kalischuk et al 2006 ). A recent systematic literature review of 30 empirical studies examining the family impacts of gambling conducted between 1998 and 2013 identified: strain and conflict in family relationships; loss of trust; financial devastation; high levels of distress, anxiety and depression; physical health problems; and isolation from friends and wider family (Kourgiantakis et al 2013 ). While most research has focused on the spouse/partner of a gambler, some research has specifically documented adverse effects on children such as experiences of parental physical and emotional unavailability, estrangement from wider family networks, loss of safety, material and financial deprivation, depressive symptoms and conduct problems (Kourgiantakis et al 2013 ).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%