Summary page describing Gambling Disorder from a mental health perspective, including the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Gambling Disorder
In this one-minute video, Dr. Howard J. Shaffer describes what happens in the brain when gambling becomes an addiction.
In this excerpt, Shaffer et al. describe substance (e.g., alcohol) and behavioral (e.g., gambling) addiction as a singular addiction with multiple expressions.
Dr. Howard J. Shaffer authored this book about self-guided recovery from gambling-related disorders.
A self-help toolkit of resources to help start the journey toward recovery from problem gambling behavior
A collection of organizations that offer a variety of free resources plus places to start when it’s time to get help.
Practice Guidelines for Treating Gambling-Related Problems: An Evidence-based Treatment Guide for Clinicians
This website was designed for treatment professionals who want to learn more about evidence-based treatment approaches for clients experiencing gambling-related problems.
A photographic essay of case studies of gambling and other expressions of addiction, by Division Distinguished Faculty Howard J. Shaffer, Ph.D., C.A.S., Morris E. Chafetz Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Behavioral Sciences at Harvard Medical School
A full month of science reviews and op-eds related to Gambling Disorder and its relationship with other expressions of addiction
The Division’s free monthly online research review of recent, cutting-edge problem gambling science