Debi A LaPlante
Affiliation: Harvard University
- Gaming industry employees' responses to responsible gambling training: a public health imperativeDebi 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...
- Thirty years of lottery public health research: methodological strategies and trendsDebi 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...
- Substance and psychiatric disorders among men and women repeat driving under the influence offenders who accept a treatment-sentencing optionDebi 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...
- Stability and progression of disordered gambling: lessons from longitudinal studiesDebi 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...
- Men & women playing games: gender and the gambling preferences of Iowa gambling treatment program participantsDebi 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...
- The epidemiology of psychiatric disorders among repeat DUI offenders accepting a treatment-sentencing optionHoward 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...
- Real limits in the virtual world: self-limiting behavior of Internet gamblersSarah 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...
- The Iowa Gambling Treatment Program: treatment outcomes for a follow-up sampleHoward 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...
- The proxy effect: gender and gambling problem trajectories of iowa gambling treatment program participantsSarah 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...
- Missouri casino self-excluders: distributions across time and spaceRichard 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...
- Assessing the playing field: a prospective longitudinal study of internet sports gambling behaviorRichard 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...
- Implementation of a computerized psychiatric assessment tool at a DUI treatment facility: a case exampleSarah 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...
- The road less travelled: moving from distribution to determinants in the study of gambling epidemiologyHoward 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...
- Disordered gambling, type of gambling and gambling involvement in the British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2007Debi 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)...
- Implementation of a consumer-directed approach in behavioral health care: problems and prospectsRichard 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...
- Inside the virtual casino: a prospective longitudinal study of actual Internet casino gamblingRichard 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...
- Parameters for safer gambling behavior: examining the empirical researchAllyson J Peller
Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, 101 Station Landing 2nd Floor, Medford, MA, 02155, USA
J Gambl Stud 24:519-34. 2008....
- Understanding the influence of gambling opportunities: expanding exposure models to include adaptationDebi 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...
- Behavioral characteristics of Internet gamblers who trigger corporate responsible gambling interventionsHeather M Gray
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Psychol Addict Behav 26:527-35. 2012....
- A brief self-help toolkit intervention for gambling problems: a randomized multisite trialRichard 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...
- Toward a syndrome model of addiction: multiple expressions, common etiologyHoward J Shaffer
Harv Rev Psychiatry 12:367-74. 2004
- Correlates of college student gambling in the United StatesRichard 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...
- Sports betting and other gambling in athletes, fans, and other college studentsToben 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...
- A Treatment Outcome Analysis for Behavioral AddictionsDebi 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. ..