Author Affiliations: Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
Contempo Updates Section Editor: Alice T.
D. Hughes, MD, Fishbein Fellow.
Legalized gambling grossed US $50 billion in 1998, more than the motion
picture, theme park, and music industries combined.1
An increased prevalence of gambling problems has accompanied the recent rapid
expansion of legalized gambling.2 Since significant
adverse consequences often accompany gambling problems, there is a growing
need to understand, identify, and develop effective treatments for individuals
with gambling problems.
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