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Books & Publications

First Step to Change (Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance)
This guide will help you understand your gambling, figure out if you need to change, and decide how to deal with the actual process of change.

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