Socio-cultural contributing factors (for gambling)

Socio-cultural factors is a part of addictive disorder: gambling.

Social permission of gambling opportunities

If an individual is allowed or even encouraged to gamble, then they are more likely to do so. Other social risk factors for gambling include isolation, abuse, stress and poverty.

Management including social network and recovery groups

Both social groups (e.g. family, friends) and recovery groups (e.g. Gamblers Anonymous) help to enhance notions of togetherness, and provide support for the suffering individual. Reducing social isolation and providing important information can lead to a lower risk of relapse into gambling.