She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction

She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction

by Mary Sojourner

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Overview

What sets She Bets Her Life apart is Mary Sojourner's ability to take both an objective and a deeply personal look at the psychological and physiological impact of gambling addiction on women. Having lived it, Sojourner is brutally forthcoming, and with her penchant for research and fact-finding, the narrative is teeming with important information and resources to help steer women with gambling addictions (and their loved ones) toward help and healing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580052986
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 04/27/2010
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.24(w) x 5.66(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

User's Guide 9

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 Meet the Sisters 23

Chapter 2 Crossing the Line: How a Woman Knows She's Hooked 55

Chapter 3 Dopamine is Queen: Gambling and the Brain 64

Chapter 4 Freud Was Wrong: Psychodynamics of Gambling Addiction 83

Chapter 5 Girls' Night In: Gender and Women's Gambling Addiction 108

Chapter 6 Get Her to Sit Down: The Industry's Strategies to Keep Women Playing 131

Chapter 7 The Party's Over: When It's Time to Stop 152

Chapter 8 A Long and Winding Road: Withdrawal 168

Chapter 9 What it Takes: The Reality of Recovering 191

Chapter 10 The Slip: Why She Goes Back Out 213

Chapter 11 It's a Family Affair 229

Chapter 12 Down the Road 242

Resources 269

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She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction (Large Print 16pt) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
J_Miner_LCSW More than 1 year ago
Every therapist who works with clients with any type of addiction, obsession or compulsion should read this book. Every person with any type of addiction, obsession or compulsion (and might that not be most of us) should also read this book. It's full of useful and factual information, plus offers an honest perspective of the day-to-day ups and downs of coming to grips with, accepting, and overcoming a problem that often feels so good! For those who struggle, you never know when someone else's nugget of wisdom and personal perspective will strike THE chord that sends you off in a direction of more healthful choices. Mary Sojourner's odyssey is filled with such nuggets. Buy it for yourself. Buy it for those you love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With casinos popping up just about everywhere in the USA, there is bound to be an influx of gambling addicts. This well written book clearly explains the devastation that can occur when gambling takes its hold on you.
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