Can a person recover by himself/herself by reading
Gamblers Anonymous literature or medical books on the
problem of compulsive gambling?
Sometimes, but not usually. The Gamblers Anonymous program
works best for the individual when it is recognized and accepted
as a program involving other people. Working with other
compulsive gamblers in a Gamblers Anonymous group the
individual seems to find the necessary understanding and
support. They are able to talk of their past experiences and
present problems in an area where they are comfortable and
accepted. Instead of feeling alone and misunderstood, they feel
needed and accepted.
Frequently Asked Questions about compulsive gambling
and Gamblers Anonymous.