The Many Paths of Recovery, Volume 18, Issue 18

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The Many Paths of Recovery, Volume 18, Issue 18

Post by tammy rigsby » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:39 pm

For individuals seeking help, whether they be the gambler or a loved one, it is important for them to realize that there are many options and resources available to them. It is also important to realize that each person is different and what might work for one, may not work for another. Here at the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, we realize this and try to offer as many resources as possible to each person calling for assistance. The paths people take are varied. For some, a 12 step meeting such as Gamblers Anonymous or Gam-Anon will suffice. Others may need alternative support groups such as Celebrate Recovery or maybe a depression support group. One on one counseling appeals to some as it gives them a safe place to share personal problems that may not be spoken of in a traditional group setting. Many people need multiple resources to help them. They may go to 12 step meetings, see a counselor, use the Chance for Change workbooks, self-exclude from a casino or use online supports and other things at the same time in order to get better. By talking to the individuals who contact the HelpLine and by building a full picture of the problems experienced, the HelpLine Specialists at the FCCG are confident in their ability to provide resources that will give the person diverse options for seeking assistance.

If you or someone you know has a problem, call 1-888-ADMIT-IT for workbooks, resources and referrals that can help.

Resources that can help
Certified Gambling Addiction Counselors
Gamblers Anonymous
Celebrate Recovery
Peer Connect
Live Chat
Recovery workbooks
Mental health organizations
Social Services
Legal Aid Organizations
Impaired professional assistance
Credit Counseling
...and much more

Warning Signs of Problem Gambling
Preoccupation with Gambling
Risking Relationships
Gambling to Escape
Relying on Bailouts
Increasing Bets to Sustain Thrill
Concealing Activity
Loss of Control
Chasing Losses
Illegal Activities
Agitated when Stopping or Cutting Back

Check these out!!!!


Personal Foul
Tim Donaghy

Gambling in America
Earl L. Grinols

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-888-236-4848 for information and resources.


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