Additional Resources
Problem Gambling Related Website Information
This list of Websites has been compiled to help you better understand the issue of problem gambling. Some of these sites refer to research on problem gambling, some refer to self-help groups, and others are sites of organizations that focus on raising the awareness and education level of the general public around problem gambling.
Bettors Anonymous - www.bettorsanonymous.org
Debtors Anonymous - www.debtorsanonymous.org
Gam-Anon - www.gam-anon.org
Gamblers Anonymous - www.gamblersanonymous.org
Harvard Medical School, Division on Addictions - www.divisiononaddictions.org
Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling - www.masscompulsivegambling.org
Massachusetts Department of Public Health/Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (includes state compulsive gambling treatment centers) - www.state.ma.us/dph/bsas/
National Center for Responsible Gaming - www.ncrg.org
National Council on Problem Gambling - www.ncpgambling.org
Responsible Gambling Council - www.responsiblegambling.org
University of Minnesota Gambling Research - www.cbc.med.umn.edu/~randy/gambling
The Basis - www.basisonline.org

Additional Reading
If you would like to read more about problem gambling, you might find the following resources useful and interesting:
Berman, L., & Siegel, M. E. (1998). Behind the 8-ball: A guide for families and gamblers. New York: Kaleidoscope Software, Inc.
Blaszczynski, A. (1998). Overcoming compulsive gambling: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques. London: Robinson Publishing Ltd.
Chin, J. (2000). A way to quit gambling for problem gamblers. Lincoln, NE: Writers Showcase.
Custer, R. L., & Milt, H. (1985). When luck runs out: Help for compulsive gamblers and their families. New York: Warner Books.
Dostoevsky, F. (1981). The gambler. New York: W. W. Norton & Co.
Federman, E. J., Drebing, C. E., & Krebs, C. (2000). Don't leave it to chance. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Heineman, M. (1992). Losing your shirt. Minneapolis, MN: Comp Care Publishers.
Horvath, T. A. (1998). Sex, drugs, gambling, & chocolate: A workbook for overcoming addictions. San Louis Obispo, CA: Impact Publishers, Inc.
Humphrey, H. (2000). This must be hell: A look at pathological gambling. New York: Writers Club Press.
Lesieur, H. R. (1984). The chase: The career of the compulsive gambler. Cambridge, MA: Schenkman Publishing.
Moody, G. (1990). Quit compulsive gambling: The action plan for gamblers and their families. Wellingborough, England: Thorsons Publishers.
National Endowment for Financial Education. (2000). Personal financial strategies for the loved ones of problem gamblers. Denver, CO: Author. (This booklet can be ordered through the National Council on Problem Gambling at 1-202-547-9204.)
Prochaska, J. O., Norcross, J. C., & DiClemente, C. C. (1994). Changing for good: A revolutionary six-stage program for overcoming bad habits and moving your life positively forward. New York: Avon.
Svendsen, R., & Griffin, T. (1998). Gambling: Choices and guidelines. (booklet). Anoka, MN: Minnesota Institute of Public Health. (This booklet can be ordered through The Gambling Problem Resource Center at the Minnesota Institute of Public Health at 1-800-782-1878.)
Additional Resources
Reading this guide may have helped you to notice new things about yourself. Some of these things can be hard to deal with. Some may even be life problems that don't have anything to do with gambling. If you think that you have some other types of problems (or even some gambling problems that you need more help with), you should consider getting additional support or treatment. Some of the resources here may may help you, should you decide to seek additional information or counseling.