I first identified gambling as an addiction in 1975, in my book Love and Addiction, and I have been writing and treating gambling addiction ever since. When the medical establishment and others in the addiction community contended that addictions had to be substance related, I maintained that other involvements — such as gambling, sex, food, and even love — could be just as addictive as alcohol or heroin. With the publication of DSM-5 (the latest edition of the psychiatric diagnostic reference manual) in 2013, the medical establishment has finally come around to my way of thinking by including, for the first time, gambling addiction among its diagnoses.
I have created an on-line alternative to help people overcome their gambling addictions, the Life Process Gambling Program, based on my four decades of research and experience with gambling and other addictions. The readings and exercises in this program — combined with coaches’ feedback and on-line face-to-face sessions — will help you discover the roots of your addictive behavior and give you the tools to rid your life of your gambling addiction permanently.
You will find no other program on line for gambling addiction as well-tested and with the demonstrated success of the Life Process Gambling Program. We look forward to your participation and ultimate success.
Dr. Stanton Peele