Do Drinking Problems Predict Gambling Problems? -The Association between Substance Abuse and Behavioral Addiction-

음주문제는 도박문제를 예측하는가? - 물질중독과 행위중독의 관계 분석 -

  • Received : 2015.12.04
  • Accepted : 2016.01.13
  • Published : 2016.05.31

Abstract

Despite previous literatures suggesting the co-occurrence of substance abuse and behavioral addiction, their relationship has not been systematically explored. Especially, college students are a high risk group for alcohol use and gambling activities and they have various psychosocial problems due to addictive behaviors. This study aimed to empirically examine that drinking problems predict gambling problems among college students. A total of 455 college students who experienced drinking and gambling completed a survey. Logistic regression analysis were performed. After adjusting for demographics and family related variables, drinking problems predicted the occurrence of problem gambling. Implications for social work practice, policy planning and research area on addiction are discussed.

Keywords

drinking problems;gambling problems;substance abuse;behavioral addiction;co-occurrence

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 청주대학교

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