Gamblers Anonymous


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Gamblers Anonymous

(gam′blĕrz)
A self-help group for gamblers. It uses a 12-step program to encourage abstinence from gambling, similar to the work pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous.
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A Gamblers Anonymous spokesman said: "Recovery from a gambling addiction is as difficult as you want to make it.
Shall we throw away the book and declare Gamblers Anonymous useless, since pathological gambling has not been shown to be an "addiction"?
Before video poker was allowed in 1992, the state had three Gamblers Anonymous groups.
Matthews ends up as a prime candidate for Gamblers Anonymous.
she declined to give her full name), a former problem gambler who is the international executive secretary of Gamblers Anonymous.
A spokesperson for Gamblers Anonymous UK said: "It definitely will encourage certain people to gamble who haven't gambled before.
Gamblers Anonymous has a 20-item self-administered questionnaire on which a score of 7 or more indicates probable compulsive gambling.
The most effective forms of treatment consist of psychotherapy pharmacotherapy, and Gamblers Anonymous meetings, said Dr.
The free, two-hour quarterly program is taught by Lois Rice, CAE, COAC executive director, together with investigative employees of the Colorado Division of Gaming and volunteers from Gamblers Anonymous.
Many Web sites provide the functional equivalent: a link to Gamblers Anonymous.
Many First Nations are starting to recognize gambling as a potential problem and are starting to introduce programs, such as Gamblers Anonymous, to help people.