Addictive Behaviours Lab

About the Lab

The Addictive Behaviours Lab (ABL) is headed by Dr. David Hodgins.

The ABL's primary focuses are gambling addiction and substance abuse. Projects in this lab investigate the clinical condition of pathological gambling and potential treatment approaches. As well, our research explores various aspects of the psychology and physiology of addictive behaviours. 

The ABL works closely with the Substance Use and Gambling Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary, and the Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI).

Click the links below or the tabs above to learn more about the ABL.

Our Team

Learn about the students, staff, and volunteers in the Addictive Behaviours Lab.

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Find psychological instruments for researchers, and tools for people who may be experiencing problems with their gambling, substance use, or mental health. 

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Learn more about current and past research conducted in the lab, and view publications and conference posters

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Stay up to date with the Addictive Behaviours Lab and the Alberta Gambling Research Institute.

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Participate in a Study

Interested in volunteering for one of our studies? Check to see if we're recruiting! 

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