Understanding Problem Gamblers
  • Understanding Problem Gamblers
  • Understanding Problem Gamblers

Understanding Problem Gamblers

by Paul Bellringer
     
 

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…  See more details below

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
1Gambling and Society1
2The Attractions of Gambling14
3How Gambling becomes a Problem25
4Family Factors38
5Young People and Problem Gambling49
6The Effect of a Gambling Dependency62
7Asking for Help79
8The Telephone Helpline93
9A Structure for Effective Intervention106
l0Self-help Groups125
11A Residential Approach137
12Working with the Family147
13Problem Prevention158
14Addressing the Social Impact of Gambling176
15Sources of Help and Further Information190
References199
Index202

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