Gambling, Violence and Family Dynamics: Some Intervention Markers

Gambling, Violence and Family Dynamics: Some Intervention Markers

Gambling, Violence and Family Dynamics: Some Intervention Markers

Gambling, Violence and Family Dynamics: Some Intervention Markerss

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Référence bibliographique [3414]

Suissa, Amnon Jacob. 2005. «Gambling, Violence and Family Dynamics: Some Intervention Markers ». International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, vol. 2, no 2, p. 1-5.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
L’auteur examine la coexistence de problèmes de jeux et de problèmes de violence familiale.

2. Méthode


Type de traitement des données :
Analyse thématique

3. Résumé


« The phenomenon of family violence associated with addictions in general, and with gambling in particular, is analyzed by the medical model in North America as being a disorder of impulsion, pathology or a disease. This approach, which permits, socially and legally, to label the gambler as suffering from a disease or pathology has certain consequences for the individual, his family members and the society. From a sociological and systemic perspective, this article attempts to identify some markers in these family dynamics with gambling and family violence issues. » (p. 1)
« [The author concludes that] family and couple violence in a context of gambling addiction is not a phenomenon that can be easily measured […]. If a violent person can also have a gambling addiction problem, one has to admit that the majority of the population can be violent without any underlying addiction […]. Even with psychotropic substances, the effects do not seem to constitute factors for violence. One has to stay alert and prudent when attributing a causal relation between addictions and violent behaviours in the context of couple and family dynamics. If the addicted and violent person loses control at home, it is not a hazardous event, because the social control instances (police, work environments, institutions, etc.) play an important role in the trajectory and the space where the violence will occur. » (p. 4)