: Lorne Tepperman
Oxford University Press, USA
: 27.26 MB
Games & Activities
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, Problem gambling has traditionally been seen as an individual issue: it's your problem, you deal with it. But this new book, takes an innovative sociological approach, considering problem gambling as a public health issue (it has social causes and significant health outcomes). This book is based on first-hand interviews that take us right into the lives of a selection of problem gamblers; we see how gambling is influenced by, and in turn influences, relationships with intimate partners - husbands, wives, children. Based on important new research, this book looks into the personal relationships of problem gamblers, and comes out with some surprising results. It provides a superb discussion of expert opinion on the subject, includes first-hand narratives of those who have suffered from gambling addictions, and brings essential new explanatory concepts to the issue.