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The two major problems in the treatment of the gambler appear to be providing him with a motive for treatment and the counter-productive efforts of the spouse. Therapists appear to have developed no special techniques to impel the gambler to receive treatment, nor to circumvent the lack of motivation. The influence of the spouse in the maintenance of the gambler's behavior makes it evident that treatment is unlikely to be successful without involving the spouse in some manner. Marital therapy may well be necessary at least as an adjunct to the individual treatment of the gambler.
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