2011 archive

Sep 03

Presenting to Finnish journalists

On September 1, I held a presentation about gambling and problem gambling to Finnish journalists interested in addiction issues. The journalists had gathered here in Gothenburg for the 27th Northern Media Seminar on Addictions, organized by the A-Clinic foundation in Helsinki. In all, eleven academics and practitioners lectured at the international part of the seminar about various …

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Aug 25

Moving to the School of Global Studies

For more than a decade, I have had CEFOS – Center for Public Sector Research – as a base for my research. However, there is nowadays not a big need at the University of Gothenburg for a special unit dedicated to public sector research. CEFOS has thus been closed down. I will continue my research …

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Jul 11

Another new publication on mutual support

My paper A mutual support group for young problem gamblers has been published by the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. The paper is available as an “online first” publication, klick here. Abstract A Swedish mutual support group for young problem gamblers is described and discussed. During the study period, 116 weekly meetings occurred, usually …

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Jun 27

New publication on mutual support

The International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction has published my paper A Swedish mutual support society of problem gamblers. The paper is available here as an “online first” publication. Abstract Mutual support societies for problem gamblers have existed in Sweden for 20 years. They have helped more people with gambling problems than any other …

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May 15

Internet poker problems decline

A recent report from the Swedish national helpline for problem gamblers shows a significant decrease in calls relating to internet poker, from 30 percent in 2007 to 21 percent in 2010. In absolute numbers the decrease is even more striking: down from 173 calls in 2007 to 86 in 2010. On the other hand, calls …

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