Self Help Books For A Gambling Addiction Problem

Are you looking for self help books that can guide you through some of the struggles you're experiencing dealing with a loved one's gambling addiction problem?  While face-to-face programs like Gam-Anon, and Therapy are excellent tools, there are also some excellent books available to compliment these other self-help treatment techniques.  Below is a list of self help books that I've either read, or books that have come highly recommended by either gambling addiction professionals or people who are struggling with the problem and have found these books helpful.


If there's a book that's not listed that you've personally read and highly recommend, please let me know by using the Contact form.  Also, if you have any feedback about any of the books listed (good, bad, or otherwise), please feel free to use the comment section at the bottom of this page to share your thoughts; you can comment using your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail account.


Book Name Author & Notes

Behind The 8-Ball
A Recovery Guide for the Families of Gamblers

Behind The 8-Ball Gambling Addiction Self Help Book
By: Linda Berman, Mary-Ellen Siegal

This book was written specifically for the spouses, friends, and loved ones of problem gamblers.  I can't express enough how insightful and helpful this book is.  It really is a must read for anyone who's struggling with a gambling addiction problem in their family.

More Info: Barnes & Noble

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

Codependent No More Gambling Addiction Self Help Book
By: Melody Beattie

People in relationships with addicts often struggle with codependency.  This book is a great resource to learn about what being codependent actually means, determine whether you have this issue, and how to manage it.


More Info: Barnes & Noble

Beyond Codependency:
And Getting Better All The Time

Beyond Codependency Gambling Addiction Self Help Book
By: Melody Beattie

This book is a sequel to Codependent No More.  It moves beyond the basics towards the mastery of self-care.  Once the initial pain has subsided, this book  takes you to the next level in dealing with recovery and relapse on your journey to self-improvement.

More Info: Barnes & Noble

Taking Back Your Life:
Women and Problem Gambling

Taking Back Your Life Gambling Addiction Self Help Book
By: Diane Rae Davis, Ph.D.

This book was written by a woman, using women research subjects, for women struggling with a gambling addiction.  However, if your wife or a female loved one in your family is affected by a compulsive problem gambling, this book provides excellent insight for you as well.


More Info: Barnes & Noble


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