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Books & Publications

In the Shadow of Chance, Julian L. Taber (2001)
Explores the gambler’s distortions of thought, personal agony and social destruction caused by gambling addiction.

Pathological Gambling: A Critical Review, National Research Council (1999)
In depth review and information on prevalence of pathological and problem gambling as well as its effects on individuals, relationships, and society.

The Chase, Henry R. Lesieur (1984)
A study of the social forces facing the compulsive gambler.

When Luck Runs Out, Robert Custer and Harry Milt (1986)
A complete examination of pathological gambling and its treatment.

When the Chips are Down, Rachel A. Volberg (2001)
Provides readers with an understanding of the challenges posed by problem gamblers to policy makers and the general public.

All Bets Are Off, Arnie and Sheila Wexler (2014)
A cautionary, yet inspiring, look at how the often hidden addiction of compulsive gambling ravages the lives of both the person impacted, as well as those around them.

For Friends and Loved Ones

Losing Your Shirt, Mary Heineman (1992)
Reviews approaches for families in dealing with problem gambling.

Don’t Leave it to Chance, Federman, Drebing, and Krebs (2000)
Review of research and general information and practical advise on problem gambling.

Behind the 8-Ball, Linda Berman and Mary-Ellen Siegel (1992)
Written as a supportive guide for spouses and those affected by the behaviors of a compulsive gambler.

Personal Financial Strategies for the Loved Ones of Problem Gamblers

For Treatment Professionals

Counseling Problem Gamblers, Joseph W. Ciarrocchi (2001)
Comprehensive, user-friendly source for understanding and treating pathological gambling.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Pathological Gamblers, Dr. Mark R. Dixon and Dr. Alyssa N. Wilson (2014)
A journey through the therapeutic framework of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and how it applies to treating pathological gamblers.

Understanding & Treating the Pathological Gambler, Robert Ladouceur (2002)
An overview of treatments that have been used for pathological gambling and a review of the difficulties encountered in the process of therapy.

Problem Gamblers and their Finances, A guide for treatment professionals

Gambling & Recovery Charts, charts focusing on problem gambling & recovery for individuals, spouses of problem gamblers, seniors and adolescents

DVDs

DVD #1 (approx. 71 min)

  • Big Win (20 min)
    High School Texas Hold-em: young addicted male hits bottom and seeks help
  • Done Deal (15 min)
    Early adolescent recovery: male struggles to maintain recovery despite urging of a “friend”
  • Play to Win (21 min)
    Inner city dice playing on school grounds: student in debt gets counseling from a teacher who understands how devastating compulsive gambling can be
  • Safe Bet (15 min)
    High School Sports Betting: adolescent sports gambler in debt

DVD #2 (approx. 65 min)

  • Escape to Nowhere (15 min)
    Female gambling: young female becomes addicted to Texas Hold-em
  • Big Win (20 min)
    High School Texas Hold-em: young addicted male hits bottom and seeks help
  • Done Deal (15 min)
    Early adolescent recovery: male struggles to maintain recovery despite urging of a “friend”
  • Safe Bet (15 min)
    High School Sports Betting: adolescent sports gambler in debt

DVD #3 (2-DVD set, approx. 100 min)

  • Escape to Nowhere (15 min)
    Female gambling: young female becomes addicted to Texas Hold-em
  • Big Win (20 min)
    High School Texas Hold-em: young addicted male hits bottom and seeks help
  • Done Deal (15 min)
    Early adolescent recovery: male struggles to maintain recovery despite urging of a “friend”
  • Play to Win (21 min)
    Inner city dice playing on school grounds: student in debt gets counseling from a teacher who understands how devastating compulsive gambling can be
  • Safe Bet (15 min)
    High School Sports Betting: adolescent sports gambler in debt
  • Better Deal (15 min)
    Online gambling: high school students who becomes addicted and hit bottom; one seeks help, the other doesn’t.

Compulsive Gambling and Recovery: Brubaker and Associates

Signs and Symptoms: Brubaker and Associates

The Others: Brubaker and Associates

Ordering

Please direct inquiries about DVD’s to:
Josh Ercole at josh@pacouncil.com or call 267-968-5053