Change your gambling, change your life : strategies for managing your gambling and improving your finances, relationships, and health / Howard Shaffer ; with Ryan Martin, John Kleschinsky, and Liz Neporent.
http://site.ebrary.com/id/10531591 - ebrary
- ISBN: 9780470933077 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0470933070 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: xv, 228 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2012.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE How to Begin -- 1.Assessing Your Problems -- 2.Connecting the Dots -- 3.Setting Goals to Help You Change -- pt. TWO How to Change -- 4.Getting Your Gambling Under Control -- 5.Anxiety and Gambling -- 6.Mood Disorders and Gambling -- 7.Impulse Control and Gambling -- 8.Substance Abuse and Gambling -- pt. THREE How to Stay the Course -- 9.Preventing Relapses.
"A research-based guide to controlling the destructive urge to gambleFrom Howard Shaffer, PhD, a noted expert on gambling addiction, and Harvard Health Publications comes Change Your Gambling, Change your Life, a landmark new book which explains how gambling problems are related to other underlying issues: such as anxiety, mood fluctuation, difficulty with impulse control, and substance abuse problems. Dr. Shaffer offers a series of self-tests to help evaluate the degree of gambling problem and analyze the psychological and social context of the behavior, with specific strategies and approaches for ending the problems with simple tools that anyone can do. Explains why many people have a problem controlling their urge to gamble and how that can be corrected Includes a toolbox of resources for anyone who wants to stop the vicious cycle of gambling Offers advice for avoiding slips and preventing backslides and how to deal with the consequences With candor and expert advice, Change Your Gambling, Change Your Life provides proven techniques for controlling the urge to gamble"-- Provided by publisher.
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