Recovery in Gamblers Anonymous

About the Course:

Recovery in Gamblers Anonymous was written to provide an overview of recovery in Gamblers Anonymous (GA). How GA’s approach reflects the distinctive needs of compulsive gamblers is a central theme.


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Publication Date:

August 2006


Wayne Skinner

Wayne Skinner, MSW, is clinical director of the Concurrent Disorders Program and the Problem Gambling Service of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Wayne is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

Paul Antze

Paul Antze, Ph.D., teaches in the Division of Social Science and in the graduate program in Anthropology and Social and Political Thought at York University. He is a former president of the Canadian Association for Medical Anthropology and currently a member of the editorial board of Ethos: The Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology. His recent work has emphasized the cultural uses of trauma and dissociation, especially as seen in the multiple-personality movement.

Peter Ferentzy

Peter Ferentzy, Ph.D., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is the principal investigator of this study and has been studying GA since 2002. Dr. Ferentzy’s work is a historical sociology of the origins and development of the modern concept of addiction with an emphasis on how it has interacted with ideas about mental illness and compulsions in general.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about recovery in Gamblers Anonymous. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the reasons for NOT succeeding in Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

  2. Identify GA’s fear of triggers.

  3. Describe the 12 Steps of Gamblers Anonymous.

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Course Number: 101252
Total Credit Hours: 2cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1.5cr
Exam Fee: $13.94
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