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ERIC Number: EJ996481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-1874
Aboriginal Gambling and Problem Gambling: A Review
Breen, Helen; Gainsbury, Sally
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, v11 n1 p75-96 Feb 2013
The prevention of gambling-related problems amongst Aboriginal communities has been neglected by most public health strategies which concentrate on mainstream populations. Research indicates that rates of problem gambling are higher for Aboriginal groups than the general population. Specific cultural, familial, and social patterns influence gambling by Aboriginal groups, which are individually different, making it difficult to implement a cohesive strategy to address gambling-related harms. Because of this complexity, a thorough literature review is necessary to identify gaps in policy and research. This paper uses a public health framework to consider multi-dimensional influences (personal, environmental, economic, cultural and social) that affect gambling uptake. Such analysis is also important for identifying risk factors which facilitate the development and maintenance of problem gambling and potentially for underpinning protection, prevention and treatment programs. It is advised that strategies be developed in consultation with Aboriginal peoples to guide public health policy and research to minimise any gambling-related harms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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