A Day at a Time Gamblers Anonymous

A Day at a Time Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous Anonymous. DECEMBER 27 Reflection for the Day Two words that I became very aware of even during my gambling days are words that I need to take into my recovery: stopping and starting. I must stop gambling and start ...

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781592858149

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

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A Day at a Time is an essential recovery tool for compulsive gamblers. These daily reflections and prayers offer us hope, support, and guidance throughout the year. It also addresses the issues and fears often faced by those of us in recovery.
Categories: Self-Help

The Myth of Addiction

The Myth of Addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous The suggestion that compulsive gamblers cannot be differentiated from heavy regular gamblers , and the implication derived therefrom that the distinction might not exist , is resisted by ...

Author: John Booth Davies

Publisher: Gordon & Breach Science Pub

ISBN: 3718652439

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

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Current attitudes towards drug misuse in the media, government and even treatment centers often exaggerate the pharmacological power of drugs. Their coercive influence is widely believed to be so great that to experiment with a drug is tantamount to addiction. This book argues that such beliefs are largely inaccurate and harmful. Research shows that explanations for drug use vary according to circumstances. Drug users may explain that they have lost their willpower and capacity for personal decision-making, because this is the explanation expected of them, but most actually use drugs because they want to and because they see no good reason for giving them up. Addicted behavior is therefore a form of learned helplessness that encourages passivity and irresponsibility.
Categories: Psychology

PROBLEM GAMBLING AND ITS TREATMENT

PROBLEM GAMBLING AND ITS TREATMENT

Chapter 8 GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS he importance of Gamblers Anonymous (GA) in the treatment of problem gambling has been noted several times in previous chapters. This chapter provides a more thorough discussion of GA.

Author: Ronald M. Pavalko

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398083021

Category: Compulsive gambling

Page: 176

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This book is an introduction to the topic of problem gambling and its treatment. Throughout the book, a variety of different data and information is drawn upon to understand problem gambling and its treatment. The data is based on solid research whenever possible. This includes the results of both survey research and case studies. The book follows a logical sequence, beginning with the development of an understanding of problem gambling and ending with a discussion of different kinds of treatment. Chapter 1 deals with the various terms that have been used to describe problem gambling. The focus of Chapter 2 is problem gambling as an addiction. Chapter 3 focuses on the assessment and diagnosis of problem gambling. Chapter 4 deals with the question of how widespread is problem gambling? In Chapter 5, the social costs of problem gambling are explored. In Chapter 6, how people find their way to treatment and obstacles to seeking treatment are dealt with. Chapter 7 discusses the primary strategies for the treatment of problem gambling (behavioral and cognitive therapy). Relapse is dealt with, too. Gamblers Anonymous, a self-help recovery group, is discussed in Chapter 8. Chapter 9 deals with public policy issues in the treatment of problem gambling. The book will be useful as an introductory text for students taking courses in counseling, mental health and illness, social work, social problems and public policy. Public policymakers involved in the legalization, expansion, and regulation of commercial gambling will also find the book useful.
Categories: Compulsive gambling

Taking Back Your Life

Taking Back Your Life

18. Gamblers Anonymous, Working the Steps, 1. 19. Patrick Carnes,. 1. Arizona Council on Compulsive Gambling, www.azccg.org (retrieved June 16, 2000). 2. Robert Custer, “Gambling and Addiction,” in Drug Dependent Patients: Treatment and ...

Author: Diane Rae Davis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781592858644

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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Up-to-date, guided support to help women with a gambling problem achieve the rewards of a hopeful life, free of addiction Up-to-date, guided support to help women with a gambling problem achieve the rewards of a hopeful life, free of addiction Today, more than five million women in the United States struggle with problem gambling, and this number continues to increase as casinos, online card rooms, and other venues continue to multiply.In this groundbreaking book, addiction expert Diane Rae Davis, Ph.D., offers women everywhere the support they need to face this debilitating problem and take the necessary steps to regain control of their lives. Offering information on preventing relapse, finding support groups, and healing relationships with loved ones, Davis uses the most up-to-date research and methods for treatment to help women gamblers:identify what makes them vulnerable to addictionrecognize the costs and consequences of gambling behaviorssee what it means to "hit bottom"determine how to begin and continue on the road to recovery using a virtual toolbox of techniquesEach section of this user-friendly guide highlights real success stories of women who have gone through the same issues and treatment strategies, and who have discovered the rewards of beating a gambling problem and reclaimed hope for their lives.Diane Rae Davis, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Social Work and Human Services at Eastern Washington University. She has researched and written extensively on addiction and recovery, specifically with regard to women in recovery from compulsive gambling.
Categories: Psychology

Pathological Gambling

Pathological Gambling

Gamblers Anonymous 1989. Gamblers Anonymous: A New Beginning. Los Angeles: Gamblers Anonymous. Gamblers Anonymous 1984. Sharing Recovery Through Gamblers Anonymous. Los Angeles: Gamblers Anonymous Publishing Inc. Gerhardt, Utah 1989.

Author: Brian Castellani

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791493038

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

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This first book on the history of gambling examines how it became a major social problem in the United States, and how it was made into a medical disorder.
Categories: Psychology

The Choice

The Choice

The explanation that seems most acceptable to Gamblers Anonymous members is that compulsive gambling is an illness, progressive in its nature, which can never be cured but can be arrested. Before coming to Gamblers Anonymous, ...

Author: Marge Brantmeyer

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781662400834

Category: Self-Help

Page: 242

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The bad news: suicide is a large and growing public health problem. Human beings are the only creatures in the natural world that can suffer from a hopelessness so deep that suicide seems like the only relief from the anguish. Human beings are also the only species that fall prey to chemical dependence and an associated downward spiral of mental health that can end in suicide. This book presents the stories of individuals struggling with terminal illness, grief, alcoholism, prison, drug addiction, compulsive gambling, PTSD, depression, and abuse (including cyberbullying). All of these individuals find themselves at a decision point where they must choose to find a way to Survive or take their own life through Suicide. Almost everyone has fleeting thoughts of suicide at least once during their lifetime. Most people do not want to discuss their thoughts of suicide with anyone for fear of being negatively judged or labeled by others. The good news: the vast majority of people with suicidal thoughts can be treated with therapy and/or medication. This book is intended to be a reference guide with information about depression, alcoholism, addiction, and associated therapy avenues.
Categories: Self-Help

Relapse Prevention

Relapse Prevention

... Steps of Gamblers Anonymous 1. We admitted we were powerless over gambling—that our lives had become unmanageable. 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to a normal way of thinking and living. 3.

Author: G. Alan Marlatt

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593856410

Category: Psychology

Page: 433

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This important work elucidates why relapse is so common for people recovering from addictive behavior problems--and what can be done to keep treatment on track. It provides an empirically supported framework for helping people with addictive behavior problems develop the skills to maintain their treatment goals, even in high-risk situations, and deal effectively with setbacks that occur. The expert contributors clearly identify the obstacles that arise in treating specific problem behaviors, review the factors that may trigger relapse at different stages of recovery, and present procedures for teaching effective cognitive and behavioral coping strategies.
Categories: Psychology

In the Pursuit of Winning

In the Pursuit of Winning

Problem Gambling Theory, Research and Treatment Masood Zangeneh, Alex Blaszczynski, Nigel Turner ... “Think”. About. Gamblers. Anonymous. Peter Ferentzy and Wayne Skinner Claiming to have been founded in the 1950s, though some have ...

Author: Masood Zangeneh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387721736

Category: Psychology

Page: 358

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As gambling become ever more ubiquitous, more people are risking their finances, family lives, and health in their desire to be the winner that takes it all. This book brings together an international panel of experts to present a wide variety of perspectives on problem gambling, and test popular addiction and disease models in the field. Early chapters examine the psychology of gambling, before moving on to the pastime’s associated irrational ideas. The seven chapters in the second half are devoted to evidence-based interventions from a variety of clinical orientations. Case examples, Q&A sections, and a glossary add extra readability to the coverage.
Categories: Psychology

Gambling in America

Gambling in America

As a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst,he formulated discussions with gamblers in Gamblers Anonymous groups and gamblers in the student body into the body of a master's thesis.This in turn led him to expand ...

Author: William Norman Thompson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576071595

Category: Games

Page: 509

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An A–Z look at the history and impacts of gambling, including related legal, legislative, economic, and social issues. * More than 250 entries on every aspect of gambling in the United States * A chronology of significant events in the history of gambling from prehistory to the present day * The full text of 11 of the author's published articles on gambling * Reviews of more than 60 books in an extensive and thoroughly annotated bibliography
Categories: Games

Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention Treatment and Recovery

Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention  Treatment  and Recovery

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a Twelve-Step program designed to help problem gamblers recover from their addiction to gambling. GA has no affiliation to religious organizations, political parties, or special interest groups.

Author: Gary L. Fisher

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412950848

Category: Medical

Page: 1092

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Substance abuse is one of the most frequent and serious problems encountered by human service workers, criminal justice professionals, and clinicians. Unfortunately, many professionals in these fields receive little, if any, formal training about this problem. Our planned encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications in A-to-Z format. Rather than create a compendium of specific drugs and drug effects, for which there are any number of fine titles already available, the focus will be upon practical knowledge and skills for pre-service and in-service human service professionals, including substance abuse counselors and prevention specialists.
Categories: Medical