Debi A LaPlante

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Games and gambling involvement among casino patrons
    Debi A LaPlante
    Harvard Medical School, Medford, MA 02115, USA
    J Gambl Stud 29:191-203. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Gaming industry employees' responses to responsible gambling training: a public health imperative
    Debi A LaPlante
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gambl Stud 28:171-91. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Thirty years of lottery public health research: methodological strategies and trends
    Debi A LaPlante
    Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, 101 Station Landing, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    J Gambl Stud 26:301-29. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Substance and psychiatric disorders among men and women repeat driving under the influence offenders who accept a treatment-sentencing option
    Debi A LaPlante
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:209-17. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Stability and progression of disordered gambling: lessons from longitudinal studies
    Debi A LaPlante
    Research Faculty, Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    Can J Psychiatry 53:52-60. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Men & women playing games: gender and the gambling preferences of Iowa gambling treatment program participants
    Debi A LaPlante
    Division on Addictions, Harvard Medical School, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    J Gambl Stud 22:65-80. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of psychiatric disorders among repeat DUI offenders accepting a treatment-sentencing option
    Howard J Shaffer
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:795-804. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Real limits in the virtual world: self-limiting behavior of Internet gamblers
    Sarah E Nelson
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gambl Stud 24:463-77. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint The Iowa Gambling Treatment Program: treatment outcomes for a follow-up sample
    Howard J Shaffer
    Division on Addictions, Harvard Medical School, USA
    J Gambl Stud 21:59-73. 2005
  10. doi request reprint The proxy effect: gender and gambling problem trajectories of iowa gambling treatment program participants
    Sarah E Nelson
    Harvard Medical School, Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, 1 Station Landing, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    J Gambl Stud 22:221-40. 2006

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. doi request reprint Games and gambling involvement among casino patrons
    Debi A LaPlante
    Harvard Medical School, Medford, MA 02115, USA
    J Gambl Stud 29:191-203. 2013
    ..e., odds ratios no longer statistically significant). These results extend the burgeoning literature related to gambling involvement and its relationship to gambling-related problems...
  2. doi request reprint Gaming industry employees' responses to responsible gambling training: a public health imperative
    Debi A LaPlante
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gambl Stud 28:171-91. 2012
    ..We conclude, generally, that Play Responsibly is associated with increases in employees' responsible gambling knowledge...
  3. doi request reprint Thirty years of lottery public health research: methodological strategies and trends
    Debi A LaPlante
    Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, 101 Station Landing, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    J Gambl Stud 26:301-29. 2010
    ..Currently, we know more about what research participants tell us they do with respect to lottery gambling than we do about their real-life lottery gambling behavior...
  4. ncbi request reprint Substance and psychiatric disorders among men and women repeat driving under the influence offenders who accept a treatment-sentencing option
    Debi A LaPlante
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:209-17. 2008
    ..Because psychiatric histories could be important to recovery and likely differ substantially between men and women, the present study examined psychiatric and substance-use histories of male and female DUI repeat offenders in treatment...
  5. ncbi request reprint Stability and progression of disordered gambling: lessons from longitudinal studies
    Debi A LaPlante
    Research Faculty, Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    Can J Psychiatry 53:52-60. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to examine these assumptions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Men & women playing games: gender and the gambling preferences of Iowa gambling treatment program participants
    Debi A LaPlante
    Division on Addictions, Harvard Medical School, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    J Gambl Stud 22:65-80. 2006
    ..This finding suggests that for understanding gambling patterns, gender is less informative than descriptive gambler profiles...
  7. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of psychiatric disorders among repeat DUI offenders accepting a treatment-sentencing option
    Howard J Shaffer
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:795-804. 2007
    ..Lifetime and past-year comorbidity rates were higher among participants than in the general population. These results suggest that clinicians should consider multimorbidity within DUI treatment protocols...
  8. doi request reprint Real limits in the virtual world: self-limiting behavior of Internet gamblers
    Sarah E Nelson
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gambl Stud 24:463-77. 2008
    ..Time spent gambling, not just money spent, appears to be an important indicator of gambling problems. Self-limit programs appear to be promising options for Internet gamblers at-risk for gambling problems...
  9. ncbi request reprint The Iowa Gambling Treatment Program: treatment outcomes for a follow-up sample
    Howard J Shaffer
    Division on Addictions, Harvard Medical School, USA
    J Gambl Stud 21:59-73. 2005
    ..Although more extensive follow-up efforts are needed to properly evaluate the effectiveness of the IGTP, these results suggest that the IGTP shows promise...
  10. doi request reprint The proxy effect: gender and gambling problem trajectories of iowa gambling treatment program participants
    Sarah E Nelson
    Harvard Medical School, Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, 1 Station Landing, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    J Gambl Stud 22:221-40. 2006
    ..Gender is a unique contributor to the development of gambling problems among treatment seekers, but it is only one small part of the myriad psychosocial characteristics that influence gambling problem development...
  11. ncbi request reprint Missouri casino self-excluders: distributions across time and space
    Richard A LaBrie
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gambl Stud 23:231-43. 2007
    ..These findings have important implications for public health and the development of public health interventions for disordered gamblers...
  12. ncbi request reprint Assessing the playing field: a prospective longitudinal study of internet sports gambling behavior
    Richard A LaBrie
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    J Gambl Stud 23:347-62. 2007
    ..We also examined the behavior of empirically determined groups of heavily involved bettors whose activity exceeded that of 99% of the sample...
  13. ncbi request reprint Implementation of a computerized psychiatric assessment tool at a DUI treatment facility: a case example
    Sarah E Nelson
    Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, 101 Station Landing, 2nd Floor, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 34:489-93. 2007
    ..This paper discusses the barriers the authors encountered and the strategies they used to implement a standardized mental health assessment at a state-licensed Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offender treatment program...
  14. pmc Disordered gambling, type of gambling and gambling involvement in the British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2007
    Debi A LaPlante
    Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, MA, USA
    Eur J Public Health 21:532-7. 2011
    ..e. the number of types of games with which respondents were involved during the past 12 months)...
  15. ncbi request reprint The road less travelled: moving from distribution to determinants in the study of gambling epidemiology
    Howard J Shaffer
    Department of Psychiatry, The Cambridge Health Alliance, MA, USA
    Can J Psychiatry 49:504-16. 2004
    ..That said, given the problems with the current diagnostic screens, investigators need to refine their theoretical concepts and the epidemiologic tools used to examine them before the field can travel down this new road...
  16. ncbi request reprint Implementation of a consumer-directed approach in behavioral health care: problems and prospects
    Richard A LaBrie
    Harvard Medical School, Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, 10 Presidents Landing, Medford, MA 12155, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:300-2. 2007
    ..This column describes important components of consumer-directed care and the unique barriers that behavioral health care creates for those components. Possible best practices are suggested for surmounting those barriers...
  17. doi request reprint Inside the virtual casino: a prospective longitudinal study of actual Internet casino gambling
    Richard A LaBrie
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Eur J Public Health 18:410-6. 2008
    ..This article reports the results of the first prospective longitudinal study of actual Internet casino gambling behaviour...
  18. doi request reprint Parameters for safer gambling behavior: examining the empirical research
    Allyson J Peller
    Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, 101 Station Landing 2nd Floor, Medford, MA, 02155, USA
    J Gambl Stud 24:519-34. 2008
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  19. doi request reprint Understanding the influence of gambling opportunities: expanding exposure models to include adaptation
    Debi A LaPlante
    Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 77:616-23. 2007
    ..These studies suggest that some people and some places might have adapted to the risks and hazards of gambling (i.e., the adaptation effect). This evaluation suggests that social context is an important moderator of exposure processes...
  20. doi request reprint Behavioral characteristics of Internet gamblers who trigger corporate responsible gambling interventions
    Heather M Gray
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 26:527-35. 2012
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  21. doi request reprint A brief self-help toolkit intervention for gambling problems: a randomized multisite trial
    Richard A LaBrie
    Division on Addiction, Suite 2100, 101 Station Landing, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 82:278-89. 2012
    ..Minimally invasive, self-directed resources like this self-help toolkit can assist remediating gambling-related problems among gamblers who do not engage in formal treatment...
  22. ncbi request reprint Toward a syndrome model of addiction: multiple expressions, common etiology
    Howard J Shaffer
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 12:367-74. 2004
  23. ncbi request reprint Correlates of college student gambling in the United States
    Richard A LaBrie
    Division on Addictions, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Am Coll Health 52:53-62. 2003
    ..The concordance of characteristics associated with both gambling and binge drinking suggested a disposition to take risks that is independent of the risk objects...
  24. ncbi request reprint Sports betting and other gambling in athletes, fans, and other college students
    Toben F Nelson
    School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, 55454, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 78:271-83. 2007
    ..Athletes, sports fans, and students attending schools with high "sports interest" are appropriate targets for prevention efforts...

Research Grants1

  1. A Treatment Outcome Analysis for Behavioral Addictions
    Debi LaPlante; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..By having easily accessible treatment information and evidence that provides a measure of confidence about the efficacy of addiction treatment practices, health care providers can greatly enhance their clinical confidence and skill. ..