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February 1, 2006

Compulsive Gambling Treatment

There’s hope for pathological gamblers in the form of a new treatment. In a University of Minnesota study, nearly 60 percent of those who took the drug nalmefene reported significant reductions in their gambling urges, thoughts, and behaviors, according to Dr. Jon Grant, a researcher in the Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry.

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