Taking Back Your Life: Women and Problem Gambling

Taking Back Your Life: Women and Problem Gambling

by Diane Rae Davis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592857326
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
Publication date: 08/03/2009
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

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. She is co-author of Addiction Treatment: A Strength Perspective and author of Taking Back Your Life: Women and Problem Gambling.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword Marilyn Lancelot ix

Introduction xiii

Part 1 The Road to Problem Gambling

Chapter 1 The Feminization of Gambling 3

Chapter 2 Getting Hooked 13

Chapter 3 Is My Gambling a Problem? 27

Chapter 4 Hitting Bottom 45

Part 2 Finding Your Way Out: Recovery Options

Chapter 5 Relapse and the Recovery Process: "The Long and Winding Road..." 59

Chapter 6 Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon 75

Chapter 7 Professional Help 107

Chapter 8 Going It Alone 133

Chapter 9 Families and Friends-Healing Relationships 143

Chapter 10 Maintaining Recovery 165

Notes 187

Resources 197

Appendix: Demographic, Gambling Behavior, and Recovery Survey 199

About the Author 219

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