This manual provides information on developing and delivering a four-week psychoeducational support group for family members of people with gambling problems. Family is used as a broad term to describe anyone who has a significant relationship with or role in the life of the gambling individual. The four-session group addresses the following topics: understanding problem gambling, communications, boundaries, and self-care and support.
The IGS is a treatment planning tool developed by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The IGS helps therapists to develop an individualized treatment plan for people with gambling problems. It measures a person's risk for excessive gambling in various emotional situations.