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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.

Switching Addictions, Marilyn Lancelot (2011)
This book reveals snapshots of a woman’s and experiences life before she realizes it is possible to switch one addiction for another.

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.

Confessions of a Slot Machine Queen, Sandra Adell (2010)
This book offers an intimate look into problem and compulsive casino gambling and the impact the casino industry is having on vulnerable communities, especially poor and working class people, the disabled, communities of color, and women.

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.

Gambling Addiction, Kurt Dahl (2020)
A complete guide to survival, treatment, and recovery from gambling addiction and problem gambling.

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 PROFESSIONALS

The Gambling Disorder Treatment Handbook,
Jody Bechtold and Alyssa Wilson (2021)
A clinical handbook designed to support all mental health professionals who are learning to treat, or are already working with, people with a gambling disorder

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

Women and Problem Gambling, Liz Karter (2013)
This book explores how lonely, troubled lives and damaging relationships lead to the trap of problem gambling, the anxiety and chaos whilst locked inside, and then offers realistic hope of a way out.

Youth Gambling: The Hidden Addiction, Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Daniel T. L. Shek,  Joav Merrick (2011)
This book addresses issues related to prevalence, assessment, prevention and treatment of youth gambling problems as well as concerns related to technological changes associated with youth problem 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