Understanding Problem Gamblers

Bellringer, Paul.


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Gambling has recently become a major mainstream leisure activity. For most people it is an enjoyable, exciting entertainment, but for a minority it becomes a destructive dependency. This practical book is designed for those involved with a problem gambler, such as clients, partners or family members. The author, Paul Bellringer, explores some of the motivations and attractions of gambling; discusses the transition from social to problem gambling, and how gambling dependency develops; describes strategies for breaking through the barrier of denial; and explores relapse prevention and the vital role of helping agencies.

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