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Quitting Again: Motivations and Strategies for Terminating Gambling Relapses

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This study provides a descriptive exploration of the reasons why individuals who experienced a gambling relapse terminated the relapse episode and how they did so. Thirty-eight males and twenty-two females were administered the Relapse Experience Interview. The strategies used were identified as either cognitive or behavioral and were classified according to the processes of change model.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Quitting Again: Motivations and Strategies for Terminating Gambling Relapses created by David C. Hodgins, Ph.D. and Kylie L. Thygesen


Journal of Gambling Issues

Publication Date:

October 2003, Issue 9

Course Material Authors

David C. Hodgins, Ph.D.

David Hodgins, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and associate professor at the University of Calgary. His research interests lie in the area of addictive behaviors, including alcohol and gambling addictions, and co-morbid psychiatric disorders. Specifically, he conducts research in the process of recovery from problems including brief motivational interventions. He is also interested in understanding the process of relapse to addictive behaviors.

Kylie L. Thygesen

Kylie Louise Thygesen, B.A., is a project coordinator and research assistant in the Addictive Behaviours Laboratory at the University of Calgary. Her primary research area in the last three years has been in gambling studies. She also works as a psychology assistant and volunteers as a crisis support line worker.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about motivations and strategies for terminating gambling relapses. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the frequency of relapse among pathological gamblers and reasons and strategies for terminating relapse found in studies of other addictions.

  2. Explain the methodology of the reported study, including participants, measures, and procedures.

  3. Describe study results, including reasons and strategies given by study participants for terminating relapse.

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2 CE credit hours

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1 CE credit hour

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Course Retired
Course Number 101447
  • 2 credit hours
  • NBCC: 1 ce credit hour

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
4.45 out of 5
92 members have taken this course


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