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The Gambling Addiction Client Workbook / Edition 3

The Gambling Addiction Client Workbook / Edition 3

by Robert R. PerkinsonRobert R. Perkinson
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The Gambling Addiction Client Workbook by Robert R. Perkinson is an evidence-based program that uses treatments including motivational enhancement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, skills training, medication, and 12-step facilitation. This workbook walks clients through self-reflective activities and exercises meant to help them recognize the underlying motivations and causes of their gambling addiction and to learn the tools necessary for recovery. The Third Edition of this workbook includes coverage of all 12 steps of recovery. Chapters focused on honesty and relapse prevention as well as a personal recovery plan contribute to client success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506307381
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/26/2016
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Robert R. Perkinson is the clinical director of Keystone Treatment Center in Canton, South Dakota. He is a licensed psychologist; licensed marriage & family therapist; internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor; South Dakota certified chemical dependency counselor, Level III; and a nationally certified gambling counselor and supervisor. His specialty areas focus on treating alcoholics, addicts, and pathological gamblers. He is the author of Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide (2nd ed.) (2003a), which is the leading treatment manual in the world for chemical dependency counselors. With Dr. Arthur E. Jongsma Jr. (2001) he is the coauthor of The Addiction Treatment Planner, which is the best-selling treatment planner and computer software program for mental health and addiction professionals. He has also written The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Patient Workbook (2003c) and the Gambling Addiction Patient Workbook (2003b). These workbooks have all of the exercises patients need to enter a stable recovery. His book entitled Treating Alcoholism: How to Help Your Clients Enter Recovery (2004) trains professionals how to treat patients with alcohol problems. He is the author of the book God Talks to You (2000) and the meditation tape A Communication from God (2008) by cdbaby, which help addicts make their first conscious contact with a Higher Power of their own understanding. He is a composer and has completed his second CD, Peace Will Come, music that helps addicts learn the essentials of a spiritual journey. With Dr. Jean La Cour (2004), he wrote the Faith-Based Addiction Curriculum to teach professionals of faith how to treat addiction. Dr. Perkinson is an international motivational speaker and regular contributor to numerous professional journals. He is the webmaster of several web pages, including,, and, where he gets over 2.6 million hits a year and answers questions on addiction for free. His biographies can be found in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.

Table of Contents

Higher Power
Gambling Patient Exercises
Gambling History
Honesty for Gamblers
Step One for Gamblers
Step Two for Gamblers
A Power Greater Than Ourselves
Step Three for Gamblers
The Moral Law
The Key to Step Three
How to Turn It Over
Step Four for Gamblers
Personality Defects
Physical Liabilities
The Way to Recovery
We Stay on Track Through Action
Physical Assets
Mental Assets
The Autobiography
Step Five for Gamblers
Step Six for Gamblers
Step Seven for Gamblers
Step Eight for Gamblers
Step Nine for Gamblers
Step Ten for Gamblers
Step Eleven for Gamblers
Step Twelve for Gamblers
Relapse Prevention for Gamblers
Relapse Is a Process
The Relapse Warning Signs
Interpersonal Factors
When You Experience a Warning Sign
Positive Outcome Expectations
High-Risk Situations
How to See Through the First Bet
Lapse and Relapse
The Behavior Chain
How to Cope With Triggers
How to Cope With Craving
A Daily Relapse Prevention Plan
Social Support System
People Who Can Help You in Recovery
Personal Recovery Plan
Statement of Commitment
Recommendations for a Successful First Year in Recovery
First Day
First Week
First Month
First 3 Months
First 6 Months
By the First Year
Online Recovery Support
Stress Management
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Exercise Program
Changing Your Lifestyle
Problem-Solving Skills
Developing Pleasurable Activities
Social Skills
Appendix 1- Daily Craving Record
Appendix 2- Pressure Relief Group Meeting and Budget Form
To the Gamblers Anonymous Group
The Choice Is Yours
To the Creditor
List of Creditors
Repayment Schedule
Financial Summary
About the Author
Recovery Journal

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