Sunday, July 6, 2008

University of Minnesota study

A drug commonly used to treat alcohol addiction has a similar effect on pathological gamblers -- it curbs the urge to gamble and participate in gambling-related behavior, according to a new research at the University of Minnesota.

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"While the drug is not a cure for gambling, Grant said it offers hope to many who are suffering from addiction. He also said the drug would most likely work best in combination with individual therapy."

"Medication can be helpful, but people with gambling addiction often have multiple other issues that should be addressed through therapy," he said.

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