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Double Down : Reflections on Gambling and Loss
When the Chips Are Down: Problem Gambling in America
Don't Leave It to Chance: A Guide for Families of Problem Gamblers
Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions
Addictions and Native Americans
Everything You Need to Know About the Dangers of Sports Gambling
Best Possible Odds: Contemporary Treatment Strategies for Gambling Disorders
You Bet Your Life: The Burdens of Gambling
Gambling Addiction: The Problem, the Pain and the Path to Recovery
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Arizona Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.
A non-profit organization that provides education,
identification, professional training, treatment, referrals, and
resources. The Arizona Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc. (ACCG)
is not in the treatment business, nor receives any proceeds from
referrals. We are here because we care about the gamblers and their
families who still suffer. Call the ACCG,- a nonprofit and charitable
Arnold and Sheila Wexler Associates
Arnie and Sheila Wexler Associates offer
compulsive gambling training, responsible gaming programs for the
gaming industries, workshops, and educational seminars. They also
offer consultation, referrals, evaluations, expert testimony related
to Compulsive Gambling and its treatment, interventions, group,
individual, and family counseling, and couple's workshops for gambling
Association of Problem Gambling
Service Administrators (APGSA)
The APGSA was formed in October 2000 to serve as
a common forum for discussion on the improvement of data gathering,
reporting, research and public awareness efforts relative to problem
gambling. A need for the APGSA was identified following the National
Gambling Impact Study Commission's investigation into issues related
to the recent proliferation of legalized gambling in the United
States. During the Commission's investigation, it was clear that
there were no formal resource linkages or system coordination for
problem gambling services nationwide. States that fund problem gambling
services were left in isolation to develop and maintain programs
to address this growing social issue.
California Council on Problem Gambling
Learn more about gambling addiction treatments for
compulsive gambling cases. We are here to help chronic gamblers
resolve their betting and wagering problems.
We promote public and industry education,
cost-accessible gambling addiction treatments, and offer training
and certification for compulsive gambling counselors. We support
research and provide prevention education for problem and compulsive
gambling. Through our experienced, compulsive gambling counselors,
we offer the best gambling addiction treatment and support available.
Canadian Foundation on Compulsive Gambling
The Responsible Gambling Council (Ontario) helps
individuals and communities address gambling in a healthy and responsible
way, with a strong emphasis on the prevention of gambling related
Compulsive Gambling Center, Inc.
The mission of the Center is to provide treatment, education, training,
research, and expert witness testimony on compulsive gambling.
Our Philosophy is that every client is entitled to quality education
and treatment by competent staff in a timely and courteous manner.
Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling
The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling is a
private, not-for-profit organization affiliated with the National
Council on Problem Gambling. The Council's mission is to reduce
the prevalence and impact of problem and pathological (compulsive)
gambling on individuals, families, and society.
Council On Compulsive Gambling Of New Jersey
We have been helping problem and compulsive (pathological)
gamblers and those affected by this illness since 1983. The Council
on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. was one of the pioneers
in the compulsive (pathological) gambling field and remains one
of the leaders in providing professional and compassionate services
to a wide range of audiences. We take no position neither for nor
against legalized gambling. Our mission is to provide prevention,
education and referral services to anyone affected by this illness.
Gemini Research, Ltd. is the only organization internationally
that specializes in managing and reporting on studies of gambling
and problem gambling. As a result, Gemini Research offers an unparalleled
depth of experience with this type of survey as well as up-to-date
knowledge of methodological and theoretical developments in the
field of gambling research.
Our mission at The Heartskober Manor is to assist
the compulsive gambler in achieving abstinence from gambling. Founded
in 1996, The Manor is well known nationally and internationally
as the pioneer in residential treatment of compulsive gambling.
Our professional staff works with clients to identify core issues,
including, but not limited to addressing and reducing shame, resolving
internal and interpersonal conflict and developing new attitudes
and coping skills. Located in a safe and tranquil residential
setting in the foothills of Southern California, The Heartskober
Manor is the ideal non-institutional nurturing environment where
individuals may begin to heal and learn how to live a life free
from this devastating and lethal disease.
Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery
Gambling addiction is a progressive disease. In most
people, it begins slowly and grows until the victim's life becomes
progressively unmanageable. As repeated efforts to gain control
over the addiction fail, life for the compulsive gambler begins
to fall apart. If the compulsive gambler could stop chasing losses,
he would. All compulsive gamblers can stop gambling... for a while.
But most people need professional help to stop for life. Some people
can receive help without the interruption of Inpatient Rehabilitation
treatment. They are able to enter recovery through the help of an
Outpatient Rehabilitation program. This type of program does not
require patients to take time off from work, leave their families
or enter a hospital as an inpatient.
Iowa Gambling Treatment Program
From the Iowa Department of Public Health. Information and referral.
The self-help organization of Gam-Anon is a life saving instrument
for the spouse, family or close friends of compulsive gamblers.
We come into the group feeling alone, frightened, helpless, desperate
and ashamed. We hesitated to share problems and failures, fearing
none could understand. The Gam-Anon group is warmly accepting and
it offers the new member identification. The message we receive
is: "Come join with us, we too were alone, afraid and unable to
cope with the problem; we will share with you a new and fulfilling
way of life". Gam-Anon's purposes are three-fold: To learn acceptance
and understanding of the gambling illness; to use the program and
its problem solving suggestions as aids in rebuilding our lives
and, upon our own recovery, to give assistance to those who suffer.
In Gam-Anon the member will experience relief from anxiety by accepting
the fact of powerlessness over the problem in the family. The heavy
load of responsibility for the gambling problem is lifted and the
agonizing guilt in regard to failures is gradually alleviated. The
energy wasted in attempts to stop loved ones from gambling can be
channeled into more useful methods of problem solving.
Our primary purpose is to stop gambling and to help other compulsive
gamblers do the same. Most of us have been unwilling to admit we
were real problem gamblers. No one likes to think they are different
from their fellows. Therefore, it is not surprising that our gambling
careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove
we could gamble like other people. The idea that somehow, some day,
we will control our gambling is the great obsession of every compulsive
gambler. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue
it into the gates of prison, insanity or death. We learned we had
to concede fully to our innermost selves that we are compulsive
gamblers. This is the first step in our recovery. With reference
to gambling, the delusion that we are like other people, or presently
may be, has to be smashed. We have lost the ability to control our
gambling. We know that no real compulsive gambler ever regains control.
All of us felt at times we were regaining control, but such intervals
- usually brief -were inevitably followed by still less control,
which led in time to pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization.
We are convinced that gamblers of our type are in the grip of a
progressive illness. Over any considerable period of time we get
worse, never better. Therefore, in order to lead normal happy lives,
we try to practice to the best of our ability, certain principles
in our daily affairs.
Gamblers Anonymous Minnesota
Area 8A Intergroup
includes the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area, surrounding
suburbs, and the remainder of the state. Certain area's of Iowa,
South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Gamblerís Relief can help you take back control
of your life. Treatment is available and recovery is possible.
We will match you to the proper program and see that your
specific needs are met. When you or someone you love needs help
with a gambling situation, Gamblerís Relief is ready to provide
the necessary assistance. Let us help you find the appropriate
treatment program designed to fit your particular requirements.
We can guide you through your journey and supply the educational
tools to help you along your way.
Minnesota Department of
Human Services: Compulsive Gambling
Minnesota's Problem Gambling Program, a division
of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, funds inpatient
and outpatient treatment; research; a resource library; public
education and awareness efforts; in-service training; and a
statewide, toll-free, confidential 24-hour helpline.
Minnesota Institute of Public Health - Gambling
Problems Resource Center
Great resource of gambling addiction resources in
Minnesota. Includes a newsletter ("Beyond the Odds"), fact
sheets, state-approved gambling treatment centers, screening
tools and more.
Mississippi Council on Problem and Compulsive
The Mississippi Council on Problem
and Compulsive Gambling is a non-profit 501 c (3) corporation and
is the Mississippi affiliate of the National Council on Problem
Gambling. The Mississippi Council is funded by contributions from
the State of Mississippi, the gaming industry, and other donations.
The goal of the Council is to offer crisis intervention and referral
through our toll-free help line, provide education and training
for health care providers, increase public awareness within the
state about the problems associated with compulsive gambling, provide
information about compulsive gambling to all concerned individuals,
conduct research in areas related to this problem, and develop prevention
and education programs for adolescents.
National Center for Responsible Gaming
The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG)
was the first national organization exclusively devoted to funding
scientific research on pathological and youth gambling. The NCRG
was founded in 1996 to help individuals and families affected by
gambling disorders by:
*Supporting the finest peer-reviewed basic and applied research
on gambling disorders.
Encouraging the application of new research findings to improve
prevention, diagnostic, intervention and treatment strategies.
Enhancing public awareness of pathological gambling and youth gambling.
National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling
The objectives of NCALG are straightforward
in purpose. Quite simply, the National Coalition Against Legalized
Gambling will oppose the gambling industry in every forum at every
level with every educational tool available. NCALG is concerned
with the rapid expansion of gambling across the country solely financed
by the gambling community and is especially concerned with gambling's
addictive effect on youth and families and governments. Through
education and work of local groups across the country, NCALG and
it's associated groups has been successful since 1994 in stopping
the expansion of gambling in many local and state referenda and
state legislatures across the country. We need your help in
restoring the "American Dream" of hard work and education as being
the way to get ahead, instead of gambling's empty refrain of all
you need to get ahead is just get lucky.
National Council on Problem
The mission of the National Council on Problem Gambling
is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure
the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and
their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention
North American Training Institute
North American Training Institute, Minnesota Council
on Compulsive Gambling. Information and educational resources
for teens to seniors about compulsive gambling & gambling addictions.
Also, information for the gaming industry about responsible gaming.
Gambling Addiction Treatment Foundation
As a research and education resource for gambling
addiction treatment professionals, the Oregon Gambling Addiction
Treatment Foundation seeks both to learn more about problem gambling
in Oregon and educate Oregonians about gambling addiction and the
availability of treatment.
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Palmetto Addiction Recovery
Provides residential and outpatient therapy for treatment
of alcoholism, drug addiction, substance abuse, chemical dependence,
gambling addiction and sexual addiction. Our addiction therapy plans
are developed by a physician who specializes in addiction medicine,
and they are tailored to each individual. Addiction treatments are
administered by addiction specialists experienced in treatment of
alcoholism, sexual addiction, drug addiction, gambling addiction,
substance abuse, chemical dependence and other addictions.
Site on Youth Gambling by the Minnesota
Department of Human Services. Contains pages geared to kids as
well as parents and educators.
Problem Gambling Education Association
IPGís goal is to serve as an important resource for
science based information on the study, prevention and treatment
of problem gambling.
The not-for-profit Institute was founded in 1997 by the group
of leaders in the field including four winners of the National Council
on Problem Gambling's highest honor -- the Goldman Foundation Award.
/ Project Turnabout
The Vanguard Compulsive Gambling Treatment Center
for men and women 18 years of age and older is a residential program
exclusively for individuals and families experiencing problems due
to gambling. The Vanguard program is designed to offer the help
and hope necessary to make recovery and life-long abstinence from
gambling a reality. A team of professionals, including licensed
counselors, physicians, nurses and psychologists, as well as a chaplain
and a physical fitness trainer, along with the client, make up the
treatment team. Compulsive gamblers bring many problems to treatment
that cannot be resolved with a simple apology or a change of lifestyle.
Through an intense program of therapy and education, an individual
and their family can begin a recovery process. Vanguard offers intensive
residential programming seven days a week.
Wanna Bet? Magazine
Wanna Bet? Magazine -- A Magazine About Underage Gambling and Addiction.
Wanna Bet? Magazine is designed by teens for teens. The site has
a warning signs of problem gambling, probabilities games, Ask Andy
advice column and a feature article. Young authors and artists may
to submit their work for publication in the magazine.
Washington State Council on Problem Gambling
The Washington State Council on Problem Gambling is dedicated to
increasing public awareness of the condition of problem gambling
and increasing the availability of services for problem gamblers
and their families. The Council is neither for nor against gambling.
Women Helping Women
This informal website has been created
as a result of individuals from all over this country requesting
copies of these recovery newsletters for the Arizona area
- To help women help each other recover from compulsive/problem
gambling. The women who publish these informal but very informative
stories are grateful that our readers have spread the word.
Gamblers Anonymous Literature Online
Designed as an introduction to Gamblers Anonymous
as well as the Recovery and Unity Programs. Is the most widely used
piece of literature GA has, as it is read at almost all GA groups.
Also, this is generally given freely to newcomers, to help them
understand what GA is about. Contains the 20 Questions on pages
15 and 16.
A question and answer format presented to help understand
the concept of sponsorship as it applies to Gamblers Anonymous and
the recovery process. An invaluable tool for those sponsoring someone
as much as those seeking a sponsor.
Towards 90 Days
This booklet is designed to help a compulsive gambler
through the early days in the Fellowship. Contained within these
pages, one will find practical advice that has been tried and tested
down through the years by many compulsive gamblers. Also included
within this booklet is an introduction to Gam-Anon, for those significant
others involved with a compulsive gambler.
Beyond 90 Days
This booklet, one of the newest pieces of literature
introduced by Gamblers Anonymous, is for those who have been in
the Fellowship more than 90 days - in some cases for many years.
On the road of recovery, many obstacles confront compulsive gamblers.
This booklet tries to confront some of those obstacles.
The Minnesota Recovery Page is a directory
of resources for recovery from chemical addiction in Minnesota. The Minnesota
Recovery Page is NOT an organization, nor is the Minnesota Recovery Page
endorsed by or affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, or any other
In an effort to be self-supporting, the Minnesota Recovery Page includes
a limited amount of advertising. The MRP makes a small amount of money when
you click on the links below and purchase an item.
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