CBGT for addiction related to popular entertainment

[Speaker] Tanaka, Yuki:1,2
[Co-author] Shimada, Hironori:3
1:Graduate School of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Japan), 2:Ohishi Clinic (Japan), 3:Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Japan)

In Japan, drinking and gambling behavior, such as pachinko and public horse racing, are both well established as popular entertainment and there is an aspect of these activities that plays a stress coping role. On the other hand, the frequency of these behaviors may develop into an addictive behavior problem, such as alcohol use disorders and gambling disorders. It is difficult to avoid the preceding stimuli that increase the risk of addictive behavior because these behaviors have become socially acceptable as popular entertainment; therefore, these behaviors have been promoted. Thus, in solving the problems associated with addictive behaviors, to promote the acquisition of appropriate coping skills becomes an important issue in a daily living environment where there is constant exposure to the stimulus.In this symposium, the practice of cognitive behavioral group therapy in a psychiatric clinic for patients who complain of problem gambling or drinking behavior is reported.
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