The impact of gambling problems on families

AGRC Discussion Paper No. 1 – November 2014

Next steps

  • Conduct research that provides more information about how different family members are affected and the factors that mediate adverse effects.
  • Explore connections between gambling problems and family violence, with an emphasis on violence that extends beyond intimate partners.
  • Investigate how family members cope with gambling problems and how different coping strategies are related to family members' health and wellbeing.
  • Investigate how family involvement in treatment affects gambling outcomes.
  • Develop valid and reliable measures of family impact and coping.
  • Develop and evaluate new therapies for family members that can be administered across self-help, face-to-face, telephone and online modalities.