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A research-based guide to controlling the destructive urge togamble

From Howard Shaffer, PhD, a noted expert on gambling addiction,and Harvard Health Publications comes Change Your Gambling,Change your Life, a landmark new book which explains howgambling problems are related to other underlying issues: such asanxiety, mood fluctuation, difficulty with impulse control, andsubstance abuse problems. Dr. Shaffer offers a series of self-teststo help evaluate the degree of gambling problem and analyze thepsychological and social context of the behavior, with specificstrategies and approaches for ending the problems with simple toolsthat anyone can do.

  • Explains why many people have a problem controlling their urgeto gamble and how that can be corrected
  • Includes a toolbox of resources for anyone who wants to stopthe vicious cycle of gambling
  • Offers advice for avoiding slips and preventing backslides andhow to deal with the consequences

With candor and expert advice, Change Your Gambling, ChangeYour Life provides proven techniques for controlling the urgeto gamble.

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