Clinical obstacles in administrating the South Oaks Gambling Screen in a methadone and alcohol clinic

  • author:

    Robin-Marie Shepherd
  • published in

    : 1996
  • summary

    : The South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) was administered to veterans in both an outpatient methadone and problem drinking clinic. The instrument was given to 93 veterans who represented the poor and homeless. It was anticipated that the SOGS would provide important diagnostic information to the clinicians counseling the substance abusing population since many compulsive gamblers have a history of substance abuse. A number of clinical obstacles were encountered in administrating the SOGS in this environment. Both Client and staff noncompliance during the screening were major concerns in this respect. The clinical obstacles encountered in this study were examined and suggestions to prevent these problems are discussed. I would like to thank Howard Shaffer, Ph.D. and the referees for the advice on earlier drafts of this paper.
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  • type

    : article in journal
  • publisher

    : Springer Netherlands
  • is part of a publication

    : Journal of Gambling Studies
  • volume

    : 12
  • issue

    : 1
  • copyright

    : © Springer
  • original language

    : English
  • article pagination

    : start page: 21 - end page: 32
  • keywords

    : alcohol clinic , clinical characteristics , methadone , South Oaks gambling screen
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