Gambling addicts and their families face tough realities, but there is help and hope. Know when to listen… know when to set boundaries…

Unrecognized and devastating – gambling addiction affects two million Americans but even more hidden are the loved ones that become innocent victims. Problem gambling can start with a curious click on a website or after a stroke of luck at the casino, and it has no bias. Young mothers, corporate professionals, your neighbor, your spouse; Anyone can find themselves deeply in debt, caught up in lies, and unable to stop. Treatment for gambling addiction is available and can provide hope – but what about the trauma experienced by the spouse and loved ones? In “Know When to Hold ‘Em: A guide for spouses of problem gamblers”, Damon Dye, Ed.D., LMHC, provides valuable information for the innocent victim – the spouse who is left to rebuild the family finances, protect the children from the fallout, and determine if they can ever trust their wife or husband again. Gamblers, spouses, loved ones and clinicians will find guidance and tools for choosing treatment, improving communication, rebuilding relationships, and creating the best environment for recovery and marital happiness. 

Know when to seek professional help...know when to ask questions…know when to hold ‘em.

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