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An insider's look into the process of recovering from pathological gambling disorder: An existential phenomenological inquiry

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dc.contributor.author Nixon, Gary
dc.contributor.author Solowoniuk, Jason
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-19T17:33:59Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-19T17:33:59Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11-21
dc.identifier.citation Nixon, G., & Solowoniuk, J. (2005). An insider's look into the process of recovering from pathological gambling disorder: An existential phenomenological inquiry. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 3(2), 26-34. en
dc.identifier.issn 1705-4583
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/379
dc.description.abstract An existential phenomenological method of study was implemented to better understand the recovery process of 11 pathological gamblers. After analysis, seven recovery themes were generated, which brought to light that recovery from pathological gambling may take place over several years and cycle through successive stages. These stages demonstrate and suggest that recovering from pathological gambling is more cyclical and spiral in nature as opposed to being linear, and is reflective of a continuous, ever evolving process. Specifi-cally, recovering from pathological gambling may take place over several years and cycle through stages of heavy gaming, periods of abstinence, relapse, and re-commitment to re-covery, with the recovering gambler gradually moving towards stability through embracing the flow of life and a new identity, and over time finding meaning through extending hope to other troubled gamblers. en
dc.description.sponsorship Alberta Gaming Research Institute en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Professional Advanced Services, Inc. en
dc.subject Pathological gambling en
dc.subject Recovery en
dc.subject Stages en
dc.subject Existential phenomenology en
dc.subject Narrative inquiry en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.title An insider's look into the process of recovering from pathological gambling disorder: An existential phenomenological inquiry en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty School of Health Sciences en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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