Title

Homelessness, Negative Affect, and Coping Among Veterans with Gambling Problems who Misused Substances

Publication Title

Psychiatric Services

Publication Date

3-1996

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1176/ps.47.3.298

Keywords

substance abuse, adaptation, gambling, homeless

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Psychology | Social Psychology and Interaction | Sociology

Abstract

Compared with other populations with addictions, pathological gamblers have higher levels of negative affect and poor coping. A total of 154 formerly homeless veterans who misused substances were assessed six months after treatment to determine whether those with a gambling problem (N = 22) had more negative affect and poorer coping than those without a gambling problem and whether they were more likely to have unstable housing and employment. The veterans with a gambling problem had significantly higher levels of negative affect and poorer coping but did not differ from the other veterans in housing and employment stability.

Publisher

American Psychiatric Association

Publisher Location

Washington, DC


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