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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Successful modalities include individual and/or group therapy and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).
A Gamblers Anonymous spokesman said: "Recovery from a gambling addiction is as difficult as you want to make it.
Normally, groups meet on the same night as Gamblers Anonymous meetings but in separate places or rooms.
Grensavitch has been seeing a psychologist and attending Gamblers Anonymous meetings regularly for the last year and a half.
Shall we throw away the book and declare Gamblers Anonymous useless, since pathological gambling has not been shown to be an "addiction"?
(1982), 83-95, full of fascinating social history and deserving to be read at all meetings of Gamblers Anonymous today.
She didn't fully understand his words - in fact, wasn't convinced that gambling had led to his suicide - until she went to a Gamblers Anonymous meeting.
Gamblers Anonymous has a 20-item self-administered questionnaire on which a score of 7 or more indicates probable compulsive gambling.
They are comparing CBT administered by a therapist for 8 weeks, plus attendance at Gamblers Anonymous (GA) meetings; CBT delivered as lessons printed in a manual, plus GA; and GA attendance alone in 220 compulsive gamblers.
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. About 2,400 employees have been trained to