« STASH, Vol. 7(10) – How does marijuana smoking impact driving? A randomized placebo- controlled study | Main | The DRAM, Vol. 7(10) – Drinking and Dropping Out - Common Genetic Influences? »

Friday, November 25, 2011


Qestions about your study:
1. What was the relevance of the use of twins in this study?
2. Is it possible to draw another conclusion from your study? -- Treatment with an abstinance goal reduces future gambling - even though there is not 100% abstinance? I read your criteria on abstinance to require 100% behavioral change. Your report would suggest to me that the treatment studied was very successful. As one who treats problem gamblers, I would be proud of my part in this treatment if my clients received a similar report. You have made a case for treatment.
3. The more serious question is: Who has the abstiance goal - the gemblers or the treatment professional? I think the most important issue is the gambler's goal in treatment. This is likely a more powerful indicator of outcome than the treatment professional's goal. And I am aware that gamblers are typically less than honest, making such a consideration difficult.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

The BASIS is a product of the Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. The Division is an entirely self-funded academic organization that relies on grants, contracts, and gifts in order to produce The BASIS and our other high-quality work.