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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 LaCour (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 www.robertperkinson.com, www.alcoholismtreatment.org, and www.godtalkstoyou.com, 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 ContentsIntroduction Honesty Meetings Higher Power Gambling Patient Exercises MotivationGambling HistoryHonesty for GamblersStep One for Gamblers Powerlessness UnmanageabilityStep Two for Gamblers A Power Greater Than OurselvesStep Three for Gamblers The Moral Law The Key to Step Three How to Turn It OverStep Four for Gamblers Personality Defects Physical Liabilities Time-Out The Way to Recovery We Stay on Track Through Action Physical Assets Mental Assets The AutobiographyStep Five for GamblersStep Six for GamblersStep Seven for GamblersStep Eight for GamblersStep Nine for GamblersStep Ten for GamblersStep Eleven for GamblersStep Twelve for GamblersRelapse 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 RecoveryPersonal Recovery Plan Statement of CommitmentRecommendations 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 Gamtalk.orgStress Management Relaxation Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Exercise Exercise Program Changing Your Lifestyle Problem-Solving Skills Developing Pleasurable Activities Social SkillsAppendix 1- Daily Craving RecordAppendix 2- Pressure Relief Group Meeting and Budget Form To the Gamblers Anonymous Group The Choice Is Yours Directions To the Creditor Budget List of Creditors Repayment Schedule Financial SummaryReferencesAbout the AuthorRecovery Journal