Stop Gambling for Good: Overcome Reckless Risk Taking with Dr. Prasad's Proven Program

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Learn to make responsible choices and put an end to compulsive betting, spending, and risk-taking. 

Many people make trips to the casinos, or play their favorite numbers in the lotto. But when does a harmless pastime become a dangerous addiction? Even "successful" gamblers who don't bet more than they can afford to lose could still be acting out an unhealthy compulsion. Applying Dr. Balasa Prasad's method, gamblers—whether a regular at OTB or a reckless spender—can learn to identify their psychological motivations for gambling. The book's six-step plan shows readers how to take responsible risks in life without gambling away security, money, or happiness.
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About the author

Balasa L. Prasad, MD, is a psychiatrist and anesthesiologist who has helped hundreds of patients overcome their addictions at his behavior management clinic in Mount Vernon, New York.

Catherine Whitney is the coauthor of numerous bestselling books on health and wellness.
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Penguin
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Published on
Oct 20, 2005
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Pages
144
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ISBN
9781440628122
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Psychopathology / Addiction
Self-Help / Compulsive Behavior / Gambling
Self-Help / Personal Growth / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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