Counseling Problem Gamblers and Their Families: A Self-Regulation Manual for Individual and Family Therapy
by Joseph W. Ciarrocchi
Paperback - 340 pages 1st edition (September 2001)
Academic Pr; ISBN: 0121746534 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.60 x 9.30 x 7.36
Joanna Franklin M.S., NCGC, Executive Director, Maryland Council on Problem Gambling
"This manual is truly a gift to counselors and their gambling clients and families."
Over the past decade, legal wagering has expanded rapidly in North America. In 1998 alone, people lost 50 billion dollars in legal betting and it is estimated that illegal wagering is twice that amount. A recent government report, based on the broadest population survey, concludes that the lifetime and pathological gamblers in the US range between 4 and 10 million persons and is growing. If we include the families affected by problem gambling then the potential impact is indeed prodigious.... read more