Let’s face it – we all have a little or a lot more time on our hands right now. The draw to be distracted, to seek out a steady stream of rewards and to feel the euphoria of either the ‘big win,’ or an inconsistent, intoxicating stream of ‘small wins,’ can be mesmerizing. Minutes can become hours without our knowing as we become sucked into wagering money we may not even have.
Gambling is not a male-only mental health issue but it certainly affects more men proportionately than women. It’s time gentlemen for us to move from denying we have an issue to grabbing hold of our minds and working actively on a new life plan which pays out a far better prize.
Here is our Top 5 Books For Men Who Gamble
Overcoming Gambling Addiction, 2nd Edition: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques Paperback – Sep 25 2018
by Alex Blaszczynski
Are you struggling with your gambling habit – do you feel like those early ‘urges’ have become something you have to feed? This fully-revised and updated self-help guide by the early pioneer or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy known as CBT is for you. Blaszcznski’s book helps you to understand how your habit has grown, what feeds it, and how to develop the inner willpower to stop it.
Author Allen Carr is a global phenomenon when it comes to cessation therapy. His Easyway approach first helped smokers worldwide kick their habit and has since been expanded into drinking, overeating and overspending. Here the Easyway method is focused on our very modern gambling pandemic. If you’re the guy who finds it easy to trip into hours of online gambling activity – this is what you need to read.
All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction Kindle Edition
by Arnie Wexler, with Steve Jacobson
Chasing the ‘big win,’ is a drive that author, and Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor Arnie Wexler knows intimately – it is literally the arc of his life. And ever since his personal rock bottom moment in 1968, which you can read about, he has been on a mission to help people with their obsession gambling obsessions. Read this if you want to hear first hand the true narrative of a compulsive gambler.
Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions Kindle Edition
by Russell Brand
“This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud…My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.” —Russell Brand
Park what you think you know about Russell Brand. The British celeb, comic and now podcast king is a crusader for healing the wounds that can drive us into all kinds of addictions and addictive behaviour. There is a no bullshit, ‘yes, this will fuck up your life’ approach to Brand’s commentary and method – which is powerful, clear and effective – because it is the truth.
The Gambling Addiction Recovery Workbook: Written by a Former Gambler Paperback – Nov 4 2016
by C.W. V. Straaten
The Gambling Addiction Workbook is a life-changing method, that has helped thousands to understand and overcome their gambling addiction.
Written by a former gambler who fought back against his compulsions to develop an incredible, super sticky, how-to-plan for sustainable recovery. This is an up-lifting, you can do it, (because, yes, you can), method and approach that promises to eliminate your need to gamble for good. And because no gambler lives in total isolation – there is always an often devastating impact on their loved ones – Straaten’s book acknowledges the gamblers’ support network and offers strategies and tactics for luring and supporting the gambler away from their compulsions.