Compared with other populations with addictions, pathological gamblers have higher levels of negative affect and poor coping. A total of 154 formerly homeless veterans who misused substances were assessed six months after treatment to determine whether those with a gambling problem (N = 22) had more negative affect and poorer coping than those without a gambling problem and whether they were more likely to have unstable housing and employment. The veterans with a gambling problem had significantly higher levels of negative affect and poorer coping but did not differ from the other veterans in housing and employment stability.
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Castellani, Brian; Wootton, Enoch; Rugle, Loreen; Wedgeworth, Raymond; Prabucki, Ken; Olson, Richard (1996). Homelessness, Negative Affect, and Coping Among Veterans with Gambling Problems who Misused Substances. American Psychiatric Association 47(3) 298-299. doi: 10.1176/ps.47.3.298. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/socpubs/51