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Taking Back Your Life : Women and Problem Gambling - Diane Rae Davis

Taking Back Your Life

Women and Problem Gambling


Published: 23rd October 2009
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Up-to-date, guided support to help women with a gambling problem achieve the rewards of a hopeful life, free of addiction

Today, more than five million women in the United States struggle with problem gambling, and this number continues to increase as casinos, online card rooms, and other venues continue to multiply.

In this groundbreaking book, addiction expert Diane Rae Davis, Ph.D., offers women everywhere the support they need to face this debilitating problem and take the necessary steps to regain control of their lives. Offering information on preventing relapse, finding support groups, and healing relationships with loved ones, Davis uses the most up-to-date research and methods for treatment to help women gamblers: identify what makes them vulnerable to addiction recognize the costs and consequences of gambling behaviors see what it means to "hit bottom" determine how to begin and continue on the road to recovery using a virtual toolbox of techniques

Each section of this user-friendly guide highlights real success stories of women who have gone through the same issues and treatment strategies, and who have discovered the rewards of beating a gambling problem and reclaimed hope for their lives.

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.

The feminization of gambling -- Getting hooked -- Is my gambling a problem? -- Hitting bottom -- Relapse and the recovery process : "the long and winding road-- " -- Gamblers anonymous and gam-anon -- Professional help -- Going it alone -- Families and friends : healing relationships -- Maintaining recovery.

ISBN: 9781592858644
ISBN-10: 1592858643
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 23rd October 2009
Edition Number: 1