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SMART Recovery® Podcast

Dec 11, 2023

Billy Hoffman works with compulsive gamblers as a certfied counselor. His lived experience and clinical skills combine to provide hope for those who have reached a critical point in their negative spiral of financial and emotional consequences.

In this podcast Billy points out that despite compulsive gambling being recognized as problem for decades, there is still a relative lack of resources for those who are trying to get help. The recent meteroric rise in legal sports betting has only compounded the issues involved.

Here are links to potential resources:

APA article on inclusion of problem gambling in DSM-III 

Dr. Valerie Lorenz's book Compulsive Gambling

Arnie Wexler's book All Bets Are Off

University of Maryland resources for problem gambling

International Problem Gambling Center