All bets are off losers liars and recovery from gambling addiction. All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction by Arnie Wexler 2019-02-26

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All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction by Arnie Wexler

all bets are off losers liars and recovery from gambling addiction

Steve Jacobson was a sports reporter and columnist for Newsday for more than forty years with a great interest in the aspects of sports. The more we encourage it the more addicts there will be. This book is a must read for everyone. So, on the one hand, Arnie understands how difficult it is to pin down causation and that, even if it were possible, the account would vary from one person to the next. They others recover from Compulsive Addicted Gambling. His obsession with gambling accelerated until a fateful day in 1968 when it all came crashing down. He was the Executive Director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey and the Senior Vice President of National Council on Problem Gambling.

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All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction by Arnie Wexler

all bets are off losers liars and recovery from gambling addiction

A fantastic gambling addiction and recovery read arnie has out done himself with his new book all bets are off it can be a difficult task as a recovery writer to share ones story without it seeming like your blaming rationalizing or in denial. It has become an American industry to the point that we now believe in 'family gambling' as a good thing. All bets are off exposes the raw reality of friends relatives colleagues associates fellow classmates and just ordinary neighbors who get caught in the trap of addiction gambling addiction denial deception depression and delivery from thoughts of suicide stare you in the face when you read arnies story. All Bets Are Off offers an honest, open, frank--and at times opinionated--personal reflection on the devastation and deception of the disease as it manifests in gamblers and as it impacts those who love them. Also probably unique is that those years have been devoted more and more to helping guide others out of desperate plights like what he and his family were in until a kind boss pointed the way.

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All bets are off: Losers, liars, and recovery from gambling addiction

all bets are off losers liars and recovery from gambling addiction

He was the executive director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey and the senior vice president of National Council on Problem Gambling. At age fourteen he found the racetrack, a bookie, and started playing the stock market. He was named by Associated Press among the top sports columnists and twice was nominated by Newsday for the Pulitzer Prize. He was named by Associated Press among the top sports columnists and twice was nominated by Newsday for the Pulitzer Prize. Gambling, by any and all measures, qualifies as a real medical problem.

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All Bets are off, Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction by Arnie Wexler

all bets are off losers liars and recovery from gambling addiction

My hope is that All Bets Are Off may be the catalyst and way forward for many similar journeys. Largely state-sanctioned gambling allows us to engage in high-risk behavior that we have come to see as an acceptable activity. After Arnie stopped gambling, so ended the high, and the book covers the struggles he encountered during those early years of his recovery, especially the depression. See if there is anyone you know and can lead on the way to recovery. The love and forgiveness of his wife Sheila, who goes from naive denial to abandone I was given a copy of this book by a friend and was immediately drawn into a superbly written true story of the emotional and financial turmoil that a gambling addiction can impose of the lives of two people. I was then fortunate to be a student of both Arnie and Sheila at another conference.

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Sports betting: Experts warn gambling addiction crisis is coming

all bets are off losers liars and recovery from gambling addiction

Arnie is an old-school gambler and an old-school tough guy, and it shows, even as he challenges ideas such as that drugs and alcohol are more dangerous than gambling. This is an important treatise that finally brings this hidden problem to the public's eye. Alcohol is legal, and the misuse of alcohol is responsible for much human misery and humongous losses both in life and money. I just thought of paying off gambling debts and having some money left over to bet even more. More importantly, Sheila and Arnie clearly offer a way out of the hopelessness that strikes at the heart of all addicts.

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Book: All Bets are Off

all bets are off losers liars and recovery from gambling addiction

Wexler's gripping narrative leads us through the dungeon of a compulsive gambler's world--chasing the big win and coming up with empty pockets--and how his addiction drove him and his wife, Sheila, to the edge of life. Even if many of these generalizations were true in the vast majority of cases, they could never apply to each and every one. Arnie Wexler is a Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor and runs a national hotline for compulsive gamblers. Arnie was able to capture the true essence of what Gambli A fantastic gambling addiction and recovery read!! It has become an American industry to the point that we now believe in ''family gambling' as a good thing. Once I started reading this book I found it hard to put down. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including Nightline, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, 48 Hours, and Crossfire, among others.

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All Bets are off, Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction by Arnie Wexler

all bets are off losers liars and recovery from gambling addiction

He is a kind and giving man whose story touches a nerve for anyone with an addictive personality. It can be a difficult task as a recovery writer to share ones story without it seeming like your blaming, rationalizing, or in denial. Even if many of these generalizations were true in the vast majority of cases, they could never apply to each and every one. As a friend of Arnie's and a career Employee Assistance Professional, I relished the role that Jerry--his new boss at Jonathan Logan Dresses--played in 1968 when he confronted Arnie about his gambling, pointed him in the direction of a twelve-step program, and ultimately set the wheels in motion for Arnie's walk into the sunshine of recovery and his life of the past forty-six years free of the stranglehold of his gambling addiction--all the while with his beloved Sheila at his side. My hope is that All Bets Are Off may be the catalyst and way forward for many similar journeys. Denial, deception, depression, and delivery from thoughts of suicide stare you in the face when you read Arnie's story.

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All bets are off : losers, liars, and recovery from gambling addiction (eBook, 2014) [vs-forum.jp]

all bets are off losers liars and recovery from gambling addiction

Let us recall, though, that the book is more experiential than scientific. Wexler's gripping narrative leads us through the dungeon of a compulsive gambler's world—chasing the big win and coming up with empty pockets—and how his addiction drove him and his wife, Sheila, to the edge of life. Largely state-sanctioned gambling allows us to engage in high-risk behavior that we have come to see as an acceptable activity. We all know someone who has reached his or her limit; Arnie fought his way back and lived to tell about what it takes to recover and reclaim your life. I was afraid to take a swing. In this intensely personal story, Sheila and Arnie bring home the reality of the dangers inherent in gambling when it becomes an addiction.

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BOOK REVIEW All bets are off: Losers, liars, and recovery from gambling addiction

all bets are off losers liars and recovery from gambling addiction

He began on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, flipping cards, shooting marbles, and playing pinball machines. It will help many as he and his wife Shelia do already in their professional lives. He was named by Associated Press among the top sports columnists and twice was nominated by Newsday for the Pulitzer Prize. All Bets Are Off chronicles Wexler's life as a gambler. Steve Jacobson was a sports reporter and columnist for Newsday for more than forty years with a great interest in all aspects of sports. I appreciate the honesty that the author and his wife poured into this amazing book that is educational, preventative, informative, inspiring, and will spread pathological gambling awareness. Through Arnie's struggles came the honesty and strength of character to overcome a powerful addiction to gambling and offer assistance to others.

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Book: All Bets are Off

all bets are off losers liars and recovery from gambling addiction

He co-authored a number of books with notable sports personalities. This is equally true of gambling. I have never met the authors though our paths cross in other ways. With help, they managed to escape, and together they have devoted themselves to helping others with the problem they know so well. This is not for the weak of heart. Wexler's gripping narrative leads us through the dungeon of a compulsive gambler's world--chasing the big win and coming up with empty pockets--and how his addiction drove him and his wife, Sheila, to the edge of life. Gambling is not only tolerated socially, but is actually promoted politically.

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