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Don Ross, Harold Kincaid, David Spurrett, and Peter Collins

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262513111

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262513111.001.0001

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Impulsivity and Its Association with Treatment Development for Pathological Gambling and Substance Use Disorders

Impulsivity and Its Association with Treatment Development for Pathological Gambling and Substance Use Disorders

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(p.335) 12 Impulsivity and Its Association with Treatment Development for Pathological Gambling and Substance Use Disorders
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What Is Addiction?
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Nancy M. Petry

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262513111.003.0013

This chapter reviews the diagnosis and prevalence rates of pathological gambling, including its link with substance use disorders, and also discusses studies evaluating constructs of impulsivity in pathological gamblers and substance abusers. A treatment strategy for substance use disorders, known as contingency management, is explained, and it is shown that substance use and gambling disorders have high rates of comorbidity. Gambling and substance use disorders also lie along a continuum with respect to delay discounting. Moreover, contingency management interventions have demonstrated efficacy in treating a variety of substance abusing populations and are beginning to be applied to gamblers as well.

Keywords:   pathological gambling, substance use disorders, impulsivity, contingency management, comorbidity, delay discounting

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