Self-exclusion programs are a form of help-seeking behavior that provides gamblers an opportunity to voluntarily limit their access to gambling venues.The fifth volume of the NCRG's monograph series, titled "Evaluating Self-exclusion Programs as an Intervention for Disordered Gambling," includes research summaries on the following topics:
- Helen Suurvali, B.A., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Canada, on what motivates gamblers to seek help and change their behavior
- Richard A. LaBrie, Ed.D., Harvard Medical School, on how self-exclusion programs can inform public health strategies
- Sarah E. Nelson, Ph.D., Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, on the role of the Missouri Voluntary Exclusion Program in changing participants’ gambling behavior
- Robert Ladouceur, Ph.D., Laval University, on early benefits to gamblers through self-exclusion and testing improvements in a self-exclusion program.
The publication also features commentary from Kevin Mullally, general counsel and director of government affairs at Gaming Laboratories International and the author of the first state self-exclusion program implemented in the United States, as well as an appendix outlining self-exclusion programs in the United States and in select international jurisdictions.