Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorReith, Gerda-
dc.contributor.authorDobbie, Fiona-
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the ways that individuals experience recovery from gambling problems. Arguing against reductive, bio-medical models of addiction, we adopt a broadly interpretive epistemology to analyse gamblers’ narratives of recovery. Using data from a longitudinal qualitative study of ‘gambling careers’ we suggest that processes of behaviour change are embedded in wider social relations and revolve around shifting concepts of self-identity. This involves processes of biographical and temporal reconstruction which are grounded in material circumstances, particularly those relating to money and social relationships. Various configurations of recovery exist, but common to all is a dynamic temporal reorientation and an increased sense of agency and authenticity as individuals move into a future that they feel they have some control over. These narratives suggest that experiences of gambling addiction and recovery, and the self-concepts that accompany them, are fluid and contextual and that ‘managing’ gambling is about re-shaping the self in culturally appropriate ways. It is hoped that aspects of this analysis may be of relevance for understanding the narrative dimensions of addiction and recovery more generally.en_UK
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare-
dc.relationReith G & Dobbie F (2012) Lost in the game: Narratives of addiction and identity in recovery from problem gambling, Addiction Research and Theory, 20 (6), pp. 511-521.-
dc.rightsThe publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.-
dc.subjectqualitative sociologyen_UK
dc.subject.lcshCompulsive gambling-
dc.subject.lcshBehavior, Addictive.-
dc.titleLost in the game: Narratives of addiction and identity in recovery from problem gamblingen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreasonThe publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository therefore there is an embargo on the full text of the work.-
dc.citation.jtitleAddiction Research and Theory-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgow-
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Reith and Dobbie 2012.pdf172.2 kBAdobe PDFUnder Permanent Embargo    Request a copy

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.