With DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual) version 5 being finalised, seeing Pathological Gambling under Addictions is not surprising. Looking at one end of the ‘Gambling Pendulum‘, research into addictions shows similarities between pathological gambling and alcohol addiction. The recent report from Wales shows results from a pilot survey.

What we can learn is that treatments for Alcohol addiction such as Naltrexone and psychosocial interventions can be helpful to treat Pathological Gambling or Gambling Addiction as well.

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