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Brief motivational treatment reduces gambling

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Reports on the effectiveness of a brief treatment for problem gambling that involves the use of a workbook combined with a single motivational intervention conducted by telephone in reducing problem gambling. Participation of a psychologist in telephone motivation; Reliance of the study on self-report data; Conclusion of the researchers that brief interventions with problem gamblers can have enduring and meaningful impact.

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: online article •
published in
: 2005 •
: The Brown University Digest of Addiction Theory & Application •
: amusement, gamblers, gambling, motivation, telephone in psychotherapy