Dr. Belle Gavriel-Fried

School of Social Work
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Dr. Belle Gavriel-Fried
Phone: 03-6409131
Office: School of Social Work, 236

Short C.V.

Dr. Belle Gavriel Fried is a senior faculty member at Tel Aviv University. Her research interests include addictions to both substances and behaviors (especially gambling behaviors). She implements both qualitative and quantitative research methods in her work. She has conducted numerous studies exploring the unique characteristics of Israeli society as manifested in the gambling field (e. g., the Israeli casino discourse, normative identity construction of women with a gambling disorder, attitudes of Jewish Israeli adults towards gambling, gambling behaviors of adolescents in Israel etc.). Since 2017, Dr. Gavriel-Fried has served as a member of the international editorial board of the International Gambling Studies journal.

In addition to her studies in the gambling field, she has conducted a several studies on perceptions of the family in Israel, and is currently a co-PI for a study examining Arab students’ success in Israeli universities.

During the years 2018-2019, Dr. Gavriel-Fried spent her sabbatical at Yale University, Department of Psychiatry.



Awards and research grants

 National Insurance Institute (Israel)  2021 

Funds for demonstration projects: Sexual recovery program for individuals with substance use disorder 

together with Niva Lev-el 


2021 - The Professor Shimon Bergman and Professor Bekhi Bergamn's Foundation  for Elderly Studies. PI  - Recovery from AUD in elderly.


NCRG – National Center for Responsible Gambling –Seed grant 2017 - Principal Investigator

             "The role of recovery capital and gender differences in recovery from a 

             gambling disorder – A mixed methods design" 

The ministry of science (Israel) – 2017 - Co-PI

               "The success of Israeli Arab students in higher education in Israel”.




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Gavriel-Fried, B., & Lev-el, N. (2021). Negative Recovery Capital: A conceptual model of barriers to recovery from gambling disorder. Journal of Gambling Studies.


Delfabbro, P., Gavriel-Fried, B., Dodig Hundric, D., Ricijas, N., & Derevenski, J. (2021). Attitudes towards gambling in young people: A cross-national study of Australia, Canada, Croatia and Israel. International Gambling Studies.


Gavriel-Fried, B., Itzhaki, R., Levi, O. (2021). “My god…how did I miss it?”: The ways women whose spouses have an alcohol use disorder experience their relapse. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.


Stefanovics, E., Gavriel-Fried, B., Potenza, M., & Pietrzak, R. H. (2020). Current Drinking Patterns in U.S. Veterans with a Lifetime History of Alcohol Use Disorder: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.


Gavriel-Fried, B., Moretta, T., & Potenza, M. (2020). Similar roles for recovery capital but not stress in women and men recovering from gambling disorder. Journal of Addictive Behaviors.


Gavriel-Fried, B., Moretta, T., & Potenza, M. (2019). Recovery capital and symptom improvement in gambling disorder: Correlations with spirituality and stressful life events in younger but not older adults. Journal of Gambling Studies.


Gavriel-Fried, B., Moretta, T., & Potenza, M. (2019). The associations between recovery capital, intrinsic spirituality and symptom improvement in gambling disorder. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. First online publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/adb0000492.


Gavriel-Fried, B., Moretta, T., & Potenza, M. (2019). Modelling intrinsic spirituality in gambling disorder. Addiction Research & Theory.


Gavriel-Fried, B. & Lev-El, N. (2019). Mapping and conceptualizing recovery capital of recovered gamblers. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.


Gavriel-Fried, B. (2018). The crucial role of recovery capital in individuals with a gambling disorder. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 7, 792-799.


Gavriel-Fried, B., & Robayov, T. (2017). Similarities and differences between individuals seeking treatment for gambling problems vs. alcohol and substance use problems in relation to the progressive model of self-stigma. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:957.

Sansanwal, R. M., Derevensky, J. L., & Gavriel-Fried, B. (2016). What mental health professional in Israel know and think about adolescent problem gambling. International Gambling Studies. 16, 67-84.


Shilo, G., Gavriel-Fried, B., & Cohen, O. (2016). Do same-sex relationships count as family? The effects of personal characteristics, values and contact on social workers' definitions of same-sex relationships. Journal of Social Work, 16, 688-707.


Gavriel-Fried, B., & Ronen, T. (2016). Positive emotions as a moderator of the associations between self-control and social support among adolescents with risk behaviors. International Journal of Mental Health in Addiction, 14, 121-134.


Agbaria, K., Hamama, L., Orkibi, H., Gavriel-Fried, B., & Ronen, T. (2015).  Multiple mediators for peer-directed aggression and happiness in Arab adolescents exposed to parent–child aggression. Child Indicators Research, 9. 785-803.


Gavriel-Fried, B., & Shilo, G. (2015). The perception of family in Israel and the US: Similarities and differences. Journal of Family Issues, 38, 480-499.


Gavriel-Fried, B., Ronen, T., Koteiba, A., Orkibi, H., & Hamama, L. (2015). Multi-face of self-control skills: Pathways for less physical aggression and more happiness. Youth & Society.


Gavriel-Fried, B., Peled, E., Ejzenstadt, M. (2015). Normative identity construction among women diagnosed with a gambling disorder. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85, 156-269.


Orkibi, H., Hamama, L., Gavriel-Fried, B., & Ronen, T. (2015).  Pathways to

            adolescents' flourishing: Social support mediates the relation between self-control skills and positivity ratio. Youth and Society. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1177/0044118x15581171


Gavriel-Fried, B. (2015). Attitudes of Jewish Israeli adults towards gambling.

           International Gambling Studies, 15, 196-211.


Gavriel-Fried, B. & Ronen, T. (2015). The contribution of positivity ratio and self-control to reduced gambling severity among adolescents. Health and Social Work. 40, 209-216.


Gavriel-Fried, B., & Shilo, G. (2015). Defining the family: Values and personal acquaintance. Journal of Family Studies. doi: 0.1080/13229400.2015.1020991


Gavriel-Fried, B.,  Bronstein, I., & Sherpsky, I. (2015). The link between competitive sports and gambling behaviors among youths. The American Journal on Addictions, 24, 200-202.


Gavriel-Fried, B., & Ajzenstadt, M. (2015). The uniqueness of the Israeli casino debate. Megamot, 50, 227-257. (Hebrew).


Peled, E., Gavriel-Fried, B., & Katz, N. (2012). "I've fixed things up": Paternal identity of substance-dependent fathers.” Family Relations, 61, 893-908.


Gavriel-Fried, B. & Ajzenstadt, M. (2012). Pathological women gamblers: Gender-related aspects of control. Sex Roles, 66, 128-142.


Gavriel–Fried, B. & Ajzenstadt, M. (2013). Securitization vs. the yearning for peace in the Israeli casino discourse. International Gambling Studies, 13, 65-80.


Gavriel-Fried, B., Teichman, M., & Rahav, G. (2010). Adolescent gambling: Temperament, sense of coherence and exposure to advertising. Addiction Research and Theory, 18, 586-598.


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