This study of problem gamblers and their families was commissioned in 2014 by the Australian National University (ANU) with the objective of improving the services available to assist them. Its aim is to work out what motivates people to seek professional help for gambling issues and then to study why some gamblers enter and continue treatment for their problem while others don’t. The information gathered from this study is providing a high-quality evidence base for informing strategies to improve service provision and treatment of problem gamblers. Naturally, interviewing people with gambling problems and their families repeatedly means our interviewers touch on some very sensitive subjects. The longevity of the study demonstrates how good our interviewers are in this complicated area.
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