Local Distress/ Emergency Contacts

Gambling Specific Resources


  • Don’t Leave It To Chance: A Guide for Families of Problem Gamblers”, Federman, Drebing, & Krebs
  • She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction”, Mary Sojourner
  • Born to Lose: Memoirs of a Compulsive Gambler”, Bill Lee

Online (free) Problem Gambling Handbooks/Workbooks

Problem Gambling Online Forums/Discussion Group

Internet Gambling Blocking Programs

Addiction in General

  • Addicted?: Recognizing Destructive Behaviour Before It’s Too Late” Dr. Marilyn Freimuth
  • HBO Documentary: Addiction
  • Time Magazine: Addiction and The Brain,31813,1640235,00.html
  • The Heart of Addiction” Dr. Lance Dodes
  • It Will Never Happen To Me: Growing Up with Addiction as Youngsters, Adolescents, and Adults” Dr. Claudia Black

Addiction Workbooks

  • My Recovery: A Personal Plan for Healing” Charles Whitfield
  • The Addiction Workbook: A Step By Step Guide to Quitting Alcohol and Drugs” Patrick Fanning & John O’Neill
  • A Place called Self: Women, Sobriety and Radical Transformation” Stephanie Brown
  • A Woman’s Journal” Stephanie Covington
  • A Man’s Workbook: Helping Men Recover” Stephanie Covington
  • Sex, Drugs, Gambling and Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions” Dr. A Thomas Horvath

Resources For Those Affected By An Addicted Loved One

  • Rebuilding Relationships in Recovery” Catherine Patterson-Sterling
  • Everything Changes: Help for Families of Newly Recovering Addicts” Beverly Conyers
  • Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself” Candace Plattor
  • It’s So Hard to Love You: Staying Sane When Your Loved One is Manipulative, Needy, Dishonest, or Addicted” Bill Klatte & Kate Thompson
  • Co-Dependent No More” Melody Beattie
  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction” Dr. Gabor Mate

Depression And Anxiety Self Help Resources

  • “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” Dr. David Burns
  • Understanding Depression: What We Know and What You Can Do About It” Dr. J. Raymond DePaulo Jr.
  • Self Coaching: The Powerful Program to Beat Anxiety and Depression”, Joseph Luciani
  • Ending the Depression Cycle: A Step by Step Guide for Preventing Relapse” Peter Bieling and Martin Antony
  • “Anti-Depressant Skills Workbook” (FREE)
  • Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think” Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky
  • When Panic Attacks” Dr. David Burns
  • Playing with Anxiety” Dr. Reid Wilson, (for Teens and Children, but I think it’s helpful for anyone)
  • The Worried Child: Recognizing Anxiety in Children and Helping Them Heal” Dr. Paul Foxman
  • The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety” John Forsyth & Georg Eifert
  • Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom” Dr. Rick Hanson
  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” Dr. Joe Dispenza

Relationship Enhancement

  • How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It” Dr. Patricia Love
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” Dr. John M. Gottman
  • The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts” Dr. Gary Chapman
  • For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men” Shaunti Feldhahn
  • For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women” Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn
  • After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful” Janis Abrahms Spring

Special Interest

  • Life With Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent” Dr. Janis Abrahms Spring
  • Fatherloss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Deaths of Their Dads” Neil Chethik
  • The Highly Sensitive Person” Dr. Elaine Aron
  • Kids are Worth It” Barbara Coloroso
  • Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriend and the New Realities of Girl World” Rosalind Wiseman
  • The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander” Barbara Coloroso
  • Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy” Dr. Francine Shapiro (EMDR = Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing Therapy)
  • Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction” Dr. Patrick Carnes