Understanding Problem Gamblers
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Understanding Problem Gamblers

by Paul Bellringer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1853434639

ISBN-13: 9781853434631

Pub. Date: 12/14/1999

Publisher: Free Association Books Limited

Gambling in recent years has become a major mainstream leisure activity. For most of us this enjoyable and exciting entertainment remains an occasional social activity, but for an increasing minority it becomes a destructive dependency. In this practical book, the author explores some of the motivations and attractions of gambling and the transition from social to

Overview

Gambling in recent years has become a major mainstream leisure activity. For most of us this enjoyable and exciting entertainment remains an occasional social activity, but for an increasing minority it becomes a destructive dependency. In this practical book, the author explores some of the motivations and attractions of gambling and the transition from social to problem gambling and how gambling dependency develops. He also describes strategies for breaking through the barrier of denial and explores relapse prevention and the vital role of helping agencies. This book is essential reading for anyone involved with a problem gambler either as a client, partner, or family member. It will be of interest to therapists, practitioners who are in contact with problem gamblers and their families, regulators and those working in the gambling industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853434631
Publisher:
Free Association Books Limited
Publication date:
12/14/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword by Dr Mark Griffiths
Preface
Chapter 1 — Gambling and Society
Chapter 2 — The Attractions of Gambling
Chapter 3 — How Gambling becomes a Problem
Chapter 4 — Family Factors
Chapter 5 — Young People and Problem Gambling
Chapter 6 — The Effect of a Gambling Dependency
Chapter 7 — Asking for Help
Chapter 8 — The Telephone Helpline
Chapter 9 — A Structure for Effective Intervention
Chapter 10 — Self-Help Groups
Chapter 11 — A Residential Approach
Chapter 12 — Working with the Family
Chapter 13 — Problem Prevention
Chapter 14 — Addressing the Social Impact of Gambling
Chapter 15 — Sources of Help and Further Information
References
Index

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