Down and Out in London: Addictive Behaviors in Homelessness

Problem gambling occurs at higher levels in the homeless than the general population. Past work has not established the extent to which problem gambling is a cause or consequence of homelessness. This study sought to replicate recent observations of elevated rates of problem gambling in a British homeless sample, and extend that finding by characterizing (a) the temporal sequencing of the effect, (b) relationships with drug and alcohol misuse, and (c) awareness and access of treatment services for gambling by the homeless.

Publication Date: 
2016
Publisher(s): 
US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
Pages: 
318–324
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
2
Journal Name: 
Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Location: 
United Kingdom