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Books & Publications

In the Shadow of Chance

In the Shadow of Chance
Julian L. Taber (2001)
Explores the gambler’s distortions of thought, personal agony and social destruction caused by gambling addiction.

Pathological Gambling: A Critical Review

Pathological Gambling:
A Critical Review
National Research Council (1999)
In depth review and information on prevalence of pathological and problem gambling as well as its effects on individuals, relationships, and society.

The Chase

The Chase
Henry R. Lesieur (1984)
A study of the social forces facing the compulsive gambler.

When Luck Runs Out

When Luck Runs Out
Robert Custer and Harry Milt (1986)
A complete examination of pathological gambling and its treatment.

When the Chips are Down

When the Chips are Down
Rachel A. Volberg (2001)
Provides readers with an understanding of the challenges posed by problem gamblers to policy makers and the general public.

*Suggested read for
friends & loved ones

Losing Your Shirt

Losing Your Shirt
Mary Heineman (1992)
Reviews approaches for families in dealing with problem gambling.

*Suggested read for
friends & loved ones

Don't Leave it to Chance

Don’t Leave it to Chance
Federman, Drebing, and Krebs (2000)
Review of research and general information and practical advise on problem gambling.

*Suggested read for
friends & loved ones

Behind the 8-ball

Behind the 8-Ball
Linda Berman and
Mary-Ellen Siegel (1992)

Written as a supportive guide for spouses and those affected by the behaviors of a compulsive gambler.

*Suggested read
for counselors

Counseling Problem Gamblers

Counseling Problem Gamblers
Joseph W. Ciarrocchi (2001)
Comprehensive, user-friendly source for understanding and treating pathological gambling.

*Suggested read
for counselors

Understanding and Treating the Pathological Gambler

Understanding & Treating the Pathological Gambler
Robert Ladouceur (2002)
An overview of treatments that have been used for pathological gambling and a review of the difficulties encountered in the process of therapy.