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How to Quit Gambling: Step One

Taking Step One of the 12 steps of Gamblers Anonymous (GA) will help you learn How to Quit Gambling.  The first step states that "we admitted we were powerless over gambling".  In addition, that "our lives had become unmanageable."  The first

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Communication Activity For Everyone

Communication Activity The following communication activity is called "Back to Back Drawing".  Gambling addicts and their loved ones can benefit by trying this activity.  This is meant to aid in communication and paying attention to areas of

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Recovery and the Importance of Good Values

Recovery and the Importance of Good Values Values are the things you believe are important to you in all aspects of life including; family, work, etc. Values change once we start gambling compulsively.  The way we behave matches our values.

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Do I Have a Gambling Problem?

Do I have a gambling problem?  If you are asking this question it is clear that you might have concerns about your gambling.  The nice thing about this is that it is you who has to decide whether it's a problem or not.  So if you take an honest

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Guided Meditation as a Way for a Recovering Gambling Addict to Relax

Guided Meditation as a Way to Relax... A Relaxation Exercise using Guided Imagery can be beneficial to those in recovery.  Guided Imagery or Visualization Relaxation is an effective way to clear the mind and allow the body to relax.  Not only

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Anticipating and Preventing Relapse

Anticipating and Preventing Relapse Recovery is more than just not using alcohol, drugs or gambling. The first step in recovery is stopping the use or activity. The next step is not starting again.  This process is called relapse prevention. 

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Gambling Addiction Inpatient: Let’s Talk about It

Gambling Addiction Inpatient.   Let's Talk about It. So often it is very evident that a loved one is suffering from an addiction.  But in many instances friends and family tend to shy away from talking about it.  Perhaps they worry that a

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A Wish List for What You Should Do After Treatment

Wish List for What You Should Do After Treatment By Lyndon J. Aguiar, PhD As I look at the trends of folks who do well or not do well after they leave treatment, I am struck by the obvious differences in the paths taken. For optimal success

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A Recipe for Beating A Gambling Addiction

A Recipe for Beating A Gambling Addiction. There are a number of things that a compulsive gambler will need to do once they leave treatment.  Some people believe that he or she doesn't have to do everything suggested.  But the fact of the

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Failure and Learning a Lesson from It

Failure and Learning a Lesson from It. It is not a failure until you give up! Unfortunately there are people who relapse over and over again. However, in the midst of these failures and disappointments they keep coming back. A gambling addict is

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