Pathological Gambling and Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol Research and Health

About the Course:

Pathological Gambling and Alcohol Use Disorder examines the separate and overlapping pathological gambling (PA) and alcohol use disorders (AUD) as estimated by epidemiological surveys conducted in both community and clinical samples. It reviews the processes and mechanisms that might account for the frequent co-occurrence of these disorders, and it examines what the co-occurrence of these disorders implies for treatment and highlights promising areas for future research.

Journal/Publisher:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

2002

Authors

Matt G. Kushner; Suck Won Kim; Jon E. Grant

About the Authors:

Matt G. Kushner, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Suk Won Kim, M.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Jon E. Grant, M.D., is a psychiatry resident.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about pathological gambling and alcohol use disorders. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the temporal and casual relationships in comorbidity.

  2. Explain the process and features common to pathological gambling (PG) and alcohol use disorder (AUD).

  3. Describe how gambling promotes alcohol use.

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