Example Report

The GAI assesses client truthfulness, gambling involvement, suicide ideation, substance (alcohol and other drugs) abuse, along with the client's attitude (positive or negative) and stress handling abilities. These seven scales help in our understanding of gamblers of the three-page GAI report begins with the gambler's name and some basic demographics. The GAI profile sets forth the GAI scales, the client's attained scale scores and a graphic representation of these scores. This graph summarizes client scores quickly, usually with little more than a glance. Then, some basic self-reported court history is presented. Page one concludes with a reproduction of all the client's answers, which facilitates identification of answers to specific items.

                              Gambler Addiction Index

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       NAME OR ID#     : Example Report                    CONFIDENTIAL REPORT

       AGE: 33     SEX : Male

       ETHNICITY/RACE  : Caucasian

       EDUCATION/GRADE : High school graduate

       MARITAL STATUS  : Married

       DATE GAI SCORED : 12/11/2006

 

 

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       ses. No diagnosis or decision should be based solely upon GAI  results.

       The GAI is to be used in conjunction with experienced staff judgment.

 

 

       MEASURES            %ile                      GAI PROFILE

       --------            ----      +---------------+-----------+-------+---+

                                     -   LOW RISK    -  MEDIUM   -PROBLEM-MAX-

                                     -               -           -       -   -

       TRUTHFULNESS         44       *********************.......-.......-...-

                                     -               -           -       -   -

       GAMBLER SEVERITY     72       ******************************......-...-

                                     -               -           -       -   -

       ALCOHOL              88       ***********************************.-...-

                                     -               -           -       -   -

       DRUGS                42       ******************..........-.......-...-

                                     -               -           -       -   -

       SUICIDE              73       *******************************.....-...-

                                     -               -           -       -   -

       STRESS COPING        68       ***************************.-       -   -

                                     +---------------+-----------+-------+---+

                                     0               40          70      90 100

                                     ----------- PERCENTILE SCORES -----------

 

DSM-IV GAMBLING SCALE CLASSIFICATION: Social Gambler

 

 

                     ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY CLIENT

                     -----------------------------------------

       Total number of arrests......  2   Alcohol-related arrests.........  2

       Times on probation...........  1   Drug-related arrests............  0

       Probation revocations........  0   # of months employed past year.. 12

       Jail sentences...............  0   Average times gambling per month..1

 

 

                                   GAI RESPONSES             (GAI TEST # 1 )

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       151-166  2222222232 322442

 

 

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The second page of the GAI report presents scale paragraphs for the Truthfulness, Attitude, Gambler, Alcohol, Drugs and Suicide Scales. Each paragraph identifies the scale it represents, gives its attained score, explains what that score means and offers score-related recommendations.

NAME: Example Report             -2-                         GAI REPORT

 

* * SUMMARY PARAGRAPHS EXPLAINING CLIENT'S ATTAINED SCALE SCORES * *

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TRUTHFULNESS SCALE: MEDIUM RISK RANGE               RISK PERCENTILE:44

This client's score on the  Truthfulness  Scale is in the Medium  Risk

(40 to  69th  percentile)  range. This  is  an  accurate GAI  profile.

However, there is a tendency for this  person  to deny common problems

and to portray self in an overly favorable  light.  Specific questions

will usually be answered more accurately  than open  ended  or general

type questions. This client  has  adequate  reading skills. This is an

accurate profile and other GAI scale scores are accurate.       

 

DSM-IV GAMBLING SCALE                                   SOCIAL GAMBLER

This client admitted to one or two of the 10 DSM-IV pathological gambling criteria.  The GAI initiated a one or two criteria admissions “social gambler” classification.  The terms “problem gambler” (3 or 4 criteria) and “pathological gambler” ( 5 or more criteria) do not apply in this 10 criteria DSM-IV categorization.  The gambler admitted to 1 or 2 of the DSM-IV’s criteria.  Problem “severity” takes precedence over classification so review the GAI Gambler Severity Scale.  This client manifests “social gambler” features.

 

GAMBLER SEVERITY SCALE: PROBLEM RISK RANGE           RISK PERCENTILE:72

This gambler scored in the Problem Risk (70 to 89 th percentile) range.  Problem Risk scorers are often in the early stages of problematic gambling.  Carefully review any other elevated (70 th percentile or higher) GAI scale scores.  Pay particular attention to the Alcohol Scale, Drugs Scale and Suicide Scale.  This individual manifests gambling-related problems.  A definite pattern of gambler-related admissions is needed to attain this score.  Gambler’s Anonymous (GA) or counseling (individual or group) should be considered.

 

ALCOHOL SCALE: PROBLEM RISK RANGE                    RISK PERCENTILE:88

This person's Alcohol Scale score is in  the Problem  Risk (70 to 89th

percentile)  range.  Alcohol (beer,  wine  or  liquor)  problems   are

indicated.  Either  this  client  has  a  drinking  problem  or  is  a

recovering (alcohol problem,  but  has  stopped  drinking)  alcoholic.

A pattern of alcohol  abuse is  evident. Relapse is possible. Alcohol-

related  counseling (or treatment)  and/or  Alcoholics  Anonymous (AA)

participation are  recommended. This is a problem risk  Alcohol  Scale

score.

 

DRUGS SCALE: MEDIUM RISK RANGE                      RISK PERCENTILE:42

This  client's  score on the Drugs Scale is in the Medium Risk  (40 to

69th percentile)  range. Some  indicators  of  drug  use  are present,

however, an established pattern of drug abuse  is  not  evident. Drug-

related  problems are  not likely  and not focal issues. Participation

in an educational (alcohol and  other drug  abuse)  program  might  be

considered. Interview to  establish  this client's history and pattern

of drug involvement. This is a medium risk Drugs Scale score.       

 

SUICIDE SCALE: PROBLEM RISK RANGE                   RISK PERCENTILE:73

This client scored in the Problem Risk (70 to 89th percentile)  range.

Any suicidal threats or  suicidal  ruminations  or  suicidal  ideation

should be taken seriously. In interview explore any sense of  depriva-

tion of affection and love, feelings  of  rejection  or  hopelessness, The third page of the GAI report completes the Suicide Scale paragraph then continues with the Stress Coping Abilities Scale paragraph. Significant items (direct admissions and unusual answers) are set forth for the Alcohol, Drugs, Attitude, Gambler and Suicide Scales. A concise (items 159 through 166) structured interview follows. These items are multiple choice, and the answer selected by the client is printed in the report. Page 3 concludes with space for staff observations, recommendations, signature and the date of the assessment.

NAME: Example Report             -3-                   GAI REPORT

 

desperation, serious  financial  losses  or  chronic  pain.  Substance

(alcohol or drugs) abuse  or  impaired  stress  coping  abilities  can

exacerbate  suicidal  ideation.  Consider  referring  this  person for

counseling(individual or group).  This  is  a  problem  risk score.

 

STRESS COPING SCALE: MEDIUM RISK RANGE              RISK PERCENTILE:73

Stress coping abilities are not well established. Stress is  likely  a

focal area of concern. This person  is  not  coping  effectively  with

stress, tension, anxiety  or  pressure.  Symptoms  of  stress  include

irritability, depression, marital/family problems, impaired concentra-

tion and in some cases even substance abuse. Stress is contributing to

emotional and adjustment problems.  This  is  a  problem  risk  Stress

Coping Abilities Scale score.

 

 

SIGNIFICANT ITEMS:   Answers  are  either   client  self-admissions  or

       unusual responses that  should  be  explored  within the context of the

       client's lifestyle.

 

 

       ALCOHOL                             DRUGS

       -------                             -----

3. Is concerned about drinking     No significant items were

15. Drinking caused social problms  reported for this scale.

57. Missed work due to drinking

 

 

       GAMBLER SEVERITY                           SUICIDE

       --------                                   --------

71. Told gambling ruining life       48. States “Nobody cares about me”

112. Can't stop gambling            111. Loneliness becoming unbearable

 

 

STRUCTURED INTERVIEW:  Client's  answers  with all  their biases (items 159 through 166)  reflect  the  respondent's  attitude  and  outlook.

 

       159. Gambling: a slight problem

       160. Drinking: moderate problem

       161. Drug use: a slight problem

       162. May need gambling treatment

       163. May need alcohol treatment

       164. No need for drug treatment

       165. Not a recovering person

       166. Rates gambling under control

 

 

OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:______________________________________

 

       _______________________________________________________________________

 

       _______________________________________________________________________

 

       ______________________________    ____________

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