Gambling challenges public agencies for dependencies treatment (Ser.D.): a case study

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Alessia Bertolazzi
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/suppl. 2
Language English Pages 15 P. 97-111 File size 94 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2016-SU2008
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The Italian case is emblematic of the liberalization of gambling and the drive towards its commercialization, taking place in several countries. Despite an uncertain political-legal framework, public services for addiction treatment are adapting to face the challenge posed by gambling. Therefore, a qualitative study was conducted within a sample of public services for addiction (today SerD, yet SerT) of an Italian region, involving professionals dedicated to gambling. The Author has attempted to identify the theoretical and practical approach adopted by organizations and professionals, through the comparison with the "chronic disease model" and "public health model". l

Keywords: Gambling; pathological gambling; public agencies for dependencies treatment (Ser.D); medical model; chronic disease model; public health mode

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Alessia Bertolazzi, Gambling challenges public agencies for dependencies treatment (Ser.D.): a case study in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" suppl. 2/2016, pp 97-111, DOI: 10.3280/SES2016-SU2008