Shawn and Drew's 21 Steps to STOP Gambling System and Workbooks provide the
step-by-step guidance you need to defeat your gambling addiction and restore a healthier, happier
The 21 Steps to stop gambling were originally created in 2002 by Shawn Jordan while building a
foundation for his own recovery from his once serious gambling problem. Using insights, an
introspective approach to writing, the help of an addictions counsellor, and the encouragement
of his family's psychologist, the original manuscript for the 21 steps to recovery system was
From 2002 to 2007, the manuscript was converted into a comprehensive set of 21 workbooks and
support system tailored to suit the 21 steps. The entire system now shares a collection of
recovery-oriented wisdom offered by the writing, design, and editing team, which included a
responsible gambler, several non-gamblers, and a diverse group of healthy and balanced thinkers,
including many of Shawn's friends, family, and co-workers.
Shawn and Drew's 21 Steps to STOP Gambling Workbooks and System includes directions,
recovery-oriented insights, and a comprehensive and detailed set of exercises to help guide people
who are affected by gambling to lose their gambling related distractions and realize how to focus on
living a full and enriching life, without the need to gamble.
With the helpful guidance of this "how to recover" system, it becomes possible to understand how to
convert destructive thinking patterns and behaviours into productive activities and a healthy form of
energy that can change how gambling is perceived and acted upon, by those who are adversely affected
by the outcomes of gambling.
It also comes with access to our online recovery support forums, designed to
help support and winch recovery progress through each step towards being able to build recovery into a
The workbooks offer information about problem gambling and its symptoms, so they also serve as an early
warning system for responsible gamblers who might encounter trouble down the road.
As well, family, friends, and employers will benefit greatly when a problem gambler successfully navigates
the road to recovery.
To understand the system's full scope, please review the complete list of its
21 steps. You will find it covers everything from identifying the roots
of your specific gambling problem to forgiving yourself and eating healthier.
To understand how an individual step works, you can read the system's
first step, entitled Admitting You Have a Problem.
When you realize the 21-Step System can help you and your household, you can
obtain your edition through your Employee Family Assistance Program, 21 Steps Authorized distributor,
or via online purchase through our GLOBAL distributor and support provider,
Recovery & Beyond.