Resource List for Problem Gamblers

  1. 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-848-1880) Free 24/7 Confidential Helpline  

  2. Gamblers Anonymous- A 12-Step recovery program for those with a gambling problem

  3. Gam-Anon- Offers help to the spouse, family, and close friends of the compulsive gambler

  4. Maryland Alliance for Responsible Gambling - A statewide partnership focused on coordinating and maximizing resources to address problem gambling    

  5. Maryland Voluntary Exclusion Program (VEP)- A program that allows an individual to voluntarily agree to refrain from entering and gambling at all Maryland casinos

  6. Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling- A program of the University of Maryland School of Medicine that has been established to address gambling problems

  7. NCADD Maryland (National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence)- A statewide organization that works to educate and inform state and private decision makers on policies relating to addiction, treatment, and recovery.   

  8. NAMI Maryland (National Alliance on Mental Illness)- The largest grassroots mental health organization that provides advocacy, education, family support and treatment resources for Maryland residents.

  9. National Council on Problem Gambling- NCPG is the national advocate for the problem gambling field, advocating for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. Our efforts to educate Congress and the Federal health agencies focus on the prevention, education, treatment, enforcement and research on gambling and problem gambling. They also disseminate information about and promotes the development of services for those with problem gambling and gambling disorder

  10. National Center for Responsible Gaming- The nation’s only and largest private funder of peer-reviewed research on gambling disorders and responsible gaming

  11. American Gaming Association- Addresses federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting the casino industry

  12. Rehab Online organization connecting people seeking treatment to the resources they need.


Books and Self-Help Materials

  1. Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario- Problem gambling self-help workbook

  2. UCLA Gambling Studies Program -Problem gambling self-help workbook    

  3. "She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction" by Mary Sojourner- Addresses the physiological and psychological impact of gambling addiction on women

  4. "Taking Back Your Life: Women and Problem Gambling" by Diane Rae Davis, Ph.D.- Offers guided support to help women with problem gambling

  5. "All Bets Are Off: Loser, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction" by Arnie Wexler- Looks at the life of a compulsive gambler

  6. "A Day at A Time Gamblers Anonymous" by Anonymous- Daily reflections and prayers that offer hope, support, and guidance

  7. "Sharing Recovery Through Gamblers Anonymous" by Gamblers Anonymous- Provides guidance on how to live life without gambling

  8. "Don’t Leave it to Chance" by Federman, Drebing, and Krebs- A step-by-step guide of cognitive-behavioural strategies for families of problem gamblers

  9. "Behind the 8-Ball" by Linda Berman and Mary-Ellen Siegel-A recovery guide for the families of gamblers

  10. "Counseling Problem Gamblers" by Joseph W. Ciarrocchi-  A practical resource for mental health professionals providing individual and family therapy for problem gamblers

  11. "When Luck Runs Out" by Robert Custer, MD and Harry Milt- Help for compulsive gamblers and their families