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How is problem gambling stigmatised? insights from a mixed-method study of public and self-stigma associated with problem gambling
Lisbon Addictions Conference
  • Nerilee Hing, Southern Cross University
  • Elaine Nuske, Southern Cross University
  • Helen Breen, Southern Cross University
  • Alex Russell, Southern Cross University
  • Sally M Gainsbury, Southern Cross University
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Abstract

Gambling is a popular, socially accepted and normalised activity in many countries. But problem gambling appears to be highly stigmatised. Stigma: a social process when individuals are devalued or discredited because of a perceived negative attribute, behaviour or social identity which disqualifies them from full social acceptance (Goffman, 1963). Very little research has examined the relationship between problem gambling and stigma (only student samples). Stigma is a known deterrent to problem acknowledgement, help-seeking and recovery from problem gambling.

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Hing, N, Nuske, E, Breen H, Russell, A & Gainsbury, S 2015, 'How is problem gambling stigmatised? insights from a mixed-method study of public and self-stigma associated with problem gambling', paper presented to the Lisbons Addictions Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 23-25 September.