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Books & Publications

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

When Luck Runs Out, Robert Custer and Harry Milt (1985)
A complete examination of pathological gambling and its treatment.

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.

For Friends and Loved Ones:

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.

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

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

For Treatment Professionals:

Counseling Problem Gamblers, Joseph W. Ciarrocchi (2002)
Comprehensive, user-friendly source for understanding and treating pathological gambling.

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.

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Resources Policy:

Inclusion of resource links on the Nevada Council website should in no way be construed to constitute an endorsement of any individual, agency, or organization, nor should exclusion be construed to constitute disapproval. The Nevada Council does not control the content of other sites, but provides these links to assist our visitors in their continued search for problem gambling related information. The Nevada Council encourages all visitors to evaluate and use the resources they deem appropriate to their interest and needs.