Treating Gambling Problems

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Full of practical information on assessing, diagnosing, and treating alcohol gambling addiction, this handy manual in the new Wiley Series on Treating Addictions is an invaluable tool for anyone who works with clients experiencing problems with gambling.

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The most current and critical gambling addiction treatment approaches—right at your fingertips

Legalized gambling is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. For most of the industry's patrons, gambling is fun and a form of harmless entertainment. Four to six percent of gamblers, however, become pathological or compulsive gamblers, leading to a devastating illness that negatively impacts every aspect of their lives.

Treating Gambling Problems helps to bridge the gap between scientific research and practice, pointing the way to a more promising future in the treatment of gambling problems.

As part of the Wiley Series on Treating Addictions, this pragmatic, hands-on volume offers up-to-the-minute guidance on effectively diagnosing and treating gambling addiction in every phase.

Coverage includes:

  • Risk factors for gambling disorders

  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of gambling disorders

  • Developing effective treatment plans

  • How to develop a professional referral network

  • Recovery theories, programs, and tools

  • Post-treatment recovery management, including relapse prevention

Supporting this expert coverage, the reader-friendly series format features quizzes, checklists, "Points to Remember", problem-solving scenarios, suggested resources, and more. Required reading for anyone who works with individuals experiencing gambling addiction, Treating Gambling Problems will equip you with the tools you need to design successful interventions and promote a lasting recovery.

Also in the Wiley Series on Treating Addictions:

Treating Alcohol Problems

Treating Drug Problems

About the Author:

William G. McCown, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of addiction experience. He combines appreciation of traditional approaches to treatment with a commitment to evidence-based methods. An international consultant, he pioneered one of the first Internet-based treatments for disordered gambling.?He is the author of several books, including Best Possible Odds: Contemporary Treatment Strategies for Gambling Disorders with Linda Chamberlain (published by Wiley).

William A. Howatt, PhD, EdD, has more than eighteen years' experience as an addiction counselor. He is an internationally certified alcohol and drug addictions specialist, gambling addictions specialist, registered professional counselor, and registered social worker who has also completed post-doctoral work in addiction studies at UCLA School of Medicine. He is a faculty member of Nova Scotia Community College where he teaches in the addiction counselor program for the School of Health and Human Services. He is author of numerous books including The Addiction Counselor's Desk Reference and is coeditor of the Wiley Series on Treating Addictions (both published by Wiley).

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