Drugs and Alcohol Addiction

Depression, Loneliness and Life Satisfaction in Alcoholics Compared to Gamblers

Author(s): Mehezabin Dordi

The study was conducted to find out the role of Depression, Loneliness and Life Satisfaction in Alcoholics and in people who suffer from Gambling addiction. The sample population chosen for this study was, 100 adults aged 20-50 years (50 for each group). The tools of assessment used were Beck Depression Inventory- II (BDI) [Aaron T. Beck, Robert A. Steer, Gregory K. Brown, 1996], UCLA Loneliness Scale [16] and Satisfaction with life scale [17]. The statistical tool used for the study was t-test. The statistical analysis was carried out using MS- Excel operation. It was found that alcoholics scored higher on the variable of Depression and Life Satisfaction as compared to Gamblers whereas, Gamblers scored higher on the variables of Loneliness.



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