Culture And The Asian Culture

1380 Words Nov 22nd, 2015 6 Pages
Culture plays an important role in many of the addictions that people succumb to. As clinicians, it is important for us to be aware of the implication that culture has on diagnosing addictions and treating the addiction. In order to treat clients more effectively we should have some knowledge about specific cultures and their relation to some compulsive behaviors or addictions. For this assignment, I decided to explore the Asian culture in relation to gambling. Many studies have shown that the Asian culture account for a significant population seen in casinos and the gambling world. In this paper I will explore how cultural factors might impact specific behaviors. In addition, I will examine how a culture may impact the treatment process in order to gain more information for future work with this population.

Gambling his been around for hundreds of years. Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value on an event with uncertain outcome with the primary intent on winning additional money or material goods. This can be seen in horse racing, card games, and many other avenues where betting is involved. Gambling addiction is similar to a substance addiction in many ways. Problematic gambling can involve repeated unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back or stop gambling, feelings of restlessness, irritability when attempting to stop or cut down gambling habits, and the diminished ability to resist the impulse to gamble despite serious consequences…
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