A clear explanation on how to spot a gambling problem in a loved one, from someone who’s been there. More on signs to look for - and what to do - when you suspect a family member has a gambling problem.
What can you do if you’ve uncovered a gambling problem in the family? Advice from someone who knows. Syndey Smith is an internationally certified gambling counselor and former spouse of a problem gambler. More here.
In this article, learn how William "Ted" Hartwell addressed his gambling addiction, and how he maintains his recovery from the addiction to this day.
This article details a personal struggle with gambling addiction, and outlines the path from recreational gambler to full blown gambling addict. Read here for signs of how life, relationships, and work can be jeopardized by problem gambling.
Sometimes, gambling addiction creeps up on you. It can become a part of your life…even to the point of influencing major life choices. How does an addiction to gambling begin? More from someone who studies it here.
Looking for a deeper understanding of gambling disorders? Explore how psychological conditions, traumatic experiences, and brain activities contribute to gambling addiction problems. More here.
Explore what problems Denise F. Quirk, a therapist from Reno, sees every day in her work with families of gamblers and learn what needs to be done to treat trauma.
Why is advocacy for compulsive gambling and its recovery so important? And how can you get involved? The inspiring story from someone's who's taken heavy losses here. Plus, practice tips on how you can make a difference.
How do judges rule on court cases involving families and problem gambling? More here, from the perspective of a practicing judge within the system.
How do you define "disordered gambling"? A basic definition here, in the first of a series of articles that will discuss the issue from experts who are researching it. Written by William "Ted" Hartwell.