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If you or someone you love has a problem with gambling, thisresearch-based guide offers a practical approach to controlling thedestructive urge to gamble. Change Your Gambling, Change Your Lifeis an accessible book that explains how gambling problems arerelated to other underlying issues such as anxiety, moodfluctuation, difficulty with impulse control, and substance abuseproblems.
With compassion and insight, the authors offer a series ofself-tests to help evaluate the degree of the gambling problem andanalyze the psychological and social context of the behavior. Thebook includes a toolbox of easy-to-apply strategies and approachesfor ending the impulse to gamble, as well as commonsense advice foravoiding slips and preventing backslides.
Praise for Change Your Gambling, Change Your Life
"???'Change' is in the title of this fine book, and the booksucceeds in offering some of the clearest, most open-mindedguidance for change that you could hope for. If you suffer fromcompulsive gambling or care about someone who does, this book is amust-read." Lance Dodes, MD, assistant clinical professor ofpsychiatry, Harvard Medical School
"A practical self-help approach for recovery from gamblingproblems based upon scientific principles and extensive clinicalexperience. This book is a wonderful resource for individuals witha gambling addiction seeking to improve their lives and forclinicians encouraging individuals to make these changes."Jeffrey L. Derevensky, PhD, professor, Psychiatry, andcodirector, Interna-tional Centre for Youth Gambling Problems andHigh-Risk Behaviors, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Howard Shaffer, PhD, a pioneer in the field of gambling addiction, is an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Division on Addiction at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He has an active private practice and consults internationally to a variety of organizations in business, education, human services, law, and government. Ryan Martin, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Education and Promotion at East Carolina University. John Kleschinsky, MPH, spent three years at the Cambridge Health Alliance's Division on Addiction and is currently pursuing a DrPH in social and behavioral sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. Liz Neporent, MA, is an award-winning health and medical journalist who has written fifteen best-selling health titles.
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