A study by University of Iowa researchers confirms that pathological gambling runs in families and shows that first-degree relatives of pathological gamblers are eight times more likely to develop this problem in their lifetime than relatives of people without pathological gambling.
Donald Black, professor of psychiatry at the UI’s Carver College of Medicine, says that most compulsive shoppers are not famous or wealthy, just ordinary people with an unusual problem, in a shopping addiction story, featuring Buzz Bissinger, who recently checked into rehab.
In a move to promote adoption of culturally legitimate evidence-based addictions treatment and recovery services to American Indians and Alaska Natives throughout the United States, the University of Iowa College of Public Health has established the National American Indian and Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center (N AI & AN ATTC).
While the number of casinos in Iowa has doubled since 1995, there are fewer gamblers overall, and fewer gambling addicts as well, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. The results suggest the market for gaming facilities, in Iowa and other states, reaches a saturation point. Findings published in the journal "Annals of Clinical Psychiatry."