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Introduction

General Information About Gambling Addiction

Chapter 1

Let’s Talk About Suicide

This chapter discusses gambling caused suicides. It examines how difficult it is to know the causes of suicides, and how, and why the reported suicide numbers are so significantly understated. It also discusses why gambling related suicides are so impulsive, and why they are very preventable.

Chapter 2

Please Don’t Kill Yourself Today

This chapter lays out in great detail this book’s unique three-step plan that will prevent impulsive gambling related suicides. Every addicted gambler needs to learn and practice this plan. It will save their life.

Chapter 3

Detox

This chapter defines in detail the little-known ten-day detox period that addicted gamblers go through after a long gambling session. The detox period for gamblers is similar to detox for stimulant abuse. The gambler needs to be aware of how their decision-making skills are compromised during this period.

Chapter 4

Do You Want A future?

Surviving by not committing suicide is only half the battle – the addicted gambler needs to stop gambling. This chapter sets the story of recovery and how to do it.

Chapter 5

First Step – Therapy

The whys and hows of getting a therapist to guide your recovery.

Chapter 6

Gamblers Anonymous

Insights concerning GA, and how to get the biggest benefits from attending GA meetings.

Chapter 7

Inpatient

A thirty-day inpatient program for addicted gamblers is a powerful tool for restoring the addicts normal brain function and providing the knowledge to transition into a successful recovery.

Chapter 8

Smart Recovery

This chapter discusses the Smart Recovery program. Like GA, it is a peer run, no cost, weekly meeting. It is not a 12-step program, it is designed for those who are not comfortable with the 12-step approach.

Chapter 9

CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Theory

CBT is a popular and ubiquitous therapy for nearly every mental disorder and addiction. Several gambling treatment centers claim that they use CBT. This chapter claims that many of these places have misstated how CBT can help gambling addiction and then it discusses how CBT can and should be used.

Chapter 10

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is good for everything, including gambling addiction.

Chapter 11

DBT – Dialectical Behavioral Theory & Self Compassion

The DBT concept of radical acceptance is a powerful process for treating gambling addiction.

Chapter 12

Willpower

The 12-step programs insist that you are addicted because your willpower is not enough. It is my position that, in the end, your recovery relies on you using your willpower effectively. Learn how to increase your willpower when it is most needed.

Chapter 13

Urge Warfare

There comes a moment before a relapse when you are fighting the urge to go gamble. Every relapse begins with a dangerous loss in that difficult fight. This chapter will give you the weapons to win that potentially existential event.

Chapter 14

Financial Controls

Starve the beast – a comprehensive look at the many available options for managing your finances in order to limit your ability to gamble.

Chapter 15

Odds and Endings

A mishmash of ideas from hypnosis, to getting a dog, to moving, and other interesting ideas not commonly offered for treating gambling addiction.

Appendix One

Terminology

Pathological gambling, compulsive gambling, problem gambling, disordered gambling, addicted gambling – what is the proper term to use when describing someone who is destroying their life by gambling too much.

Appendix Two

Determining annual Gambling caused suicides

This is one of the most important parts of the book. It uses all the available data on suicides and gambling addiction to create a detailed mathematical model for estimating annual gambling related suicides.

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Chapter One

General Information About Gambling Addiction

Chapter 1

Let’s Talk About Suicide

This chapter discusses gambling caused suicides. It examines how difficult it is to know the causes of suicides, and how, and why the reported suicide numbers are so significantly understated. It also discusses why gambling related suicides are so impulsive, and why they are very preventable.

Chapter 2

Please Don’t Kill Yourself Today

This chapter lays out in great detail this book’s unique three-step plan that will prevent impulsive gambling related suicides. Every addicted gambler needs to learn and practice this plan. It will save their life.

Chapter 3

Detox

This chapter defines in detail the little-known ten-day detox period that addicted gamblers go through after a long gambling session. The detox period for gamblers is similar to detox for stimulant abuse. The gambler needs to be aware of how their decision-making skills are compromised during this period.

Chapter 4

Do You Want A future?

Surviving by not committing suicide is only half the battle – the addicted gambler needs to stop gambling. This chapter sets the story of recovery and how to do it.

Chapter 5

First Step – Therapy

The whys and hows of getting a therapist to guide your recovery.

Chapter 6

Gamblers Anonymous

Insights concerning GA, and how to get the biggest benefits from attending GA meetings.

Chapter 7

Inpatient

A thirty-day inpatient program for addicted gamblers is a powerful tool for restoring the addicts normal brain function and providing the knowledge to transition into a successful recovery.

Chapter 8

Smart Recovery

This chapter discusses the Smart Recovery program. Like GA, it is a peer run, no cost, weekly meeting. It is not a 12-step program, it is designed for those who are not comfortable with the 12-step approach.

Chapter 9

CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Theory

CBT is a popular and ubiquitous therapy for nearly every mental disorder and addiction. Several gambling treatment centers claim that they use CBT. This chapter claims that many of these places have misstated how CBT can help gambling addiction and then it discusses how CBT can and should be used.

Chapter 10

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is good for everything, including gambling addiction.

Chapter 11

DBT – Dialectical Behavioral Theory
& Self Compassion

The DBT concept of radical acceptance is a powerful process for treating gambling addiction.

Chapter 12

Willpower

The 12-step programs insist that you are addicted because your willpower is not enough. It is my position that, in the end, your recovery relies on you using your willpower effectively. Learn how to increase your willpower when it is most needed.

Chapter 13

Urge Warfare

There comes a moment before a relapse when you are fighting the urge to go gamble. Every relapse begins with a dangerous loss in that difficult fight. This chapter will give you the weapons to win that potentially existential event.

Chapter 14

Financial Controls

Starve the beast – a comprehensive look at the many available options for managing your finances in order to limit your ability to gamble.

Chapter 15

Odds and Endings

A mishmash of ideas from hypnosis, to getting a dog, to moving, and other interesting ideas not commonly offered for treating gambling addiction.

Appendix One

Terminology

Pathological gambling, compulsive gambling, problem gambling, disordered gambling, addicted gambling – what is the proper term to use when describing someone who is destroying their life by gambling too much.

Appendix Two

Determining annual Gambling caused suicides

This is one of the most important parts of the book. It uses all the available data on suicides and gambling addiction to create a detailed mathematical model for estimating annual gambling related suicides.