The Social and Psychological Impact of Gambling in the Cree Communities of Northern Québec

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TitleThe Social and Psychological Impact of Gambling in the Cree Communities of Northern Québec
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsGill KJ
Abstract

The objectives of the project were to describe patterns of gambling in relation to demographic, social, psychological and economic factors; to conduct a survey of gambling, addiction and mental health among the Cree using standardized instruments and to examine the relationships between patterns of gambling, substance abuse and associated social and psychological problems. A detailed survey of gambling, addiction and mental health was conducted using semi-structured and structured instruments in randomly selected respondents (n=507) from 4 Cree communities including Wemindji, Mistissini, Waswanipi and Chisasibi. This project involved the regional Public Health Department and Mental Health Program of the CBHSSJB, as well as the Public Health Departments and Wellness Centres from each of the participating Cree communities.