The After Gambling Podcast

The After Gambling Podcast

The After Gambling Podcast is a show dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of problem gambling. As a former compulsive gambler, I experienced the shame and isolation of my addiction on a daily basis. I didn't feel like anyone could understand my problem and that it was up to me to use my willpower to quit gambling. Now, I want to reach out and help others overcome their gambling addiction.... Show More

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In this episode, I reflect on the five big things that have been working for me thus far as we have been quarantined at home due to COVID-19.

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I was scrolling through Twitter when I came across this Tweet by @birthofclarity (an awesome Twitter follow).

Rather than try to answer with 30 Tweets, I recorded this episode.

 

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In this episode, I share a few ideas to get your days off to a great start using a morning routine.

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

https://amzn.to/39U3Hj2

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It's awesome when people agree with us. It makes us feel smart and is nice to know that others share the same point of view. But does it help us grow?

I'll tackle that question, whether to recline your seat on an airplane, and gambling terms in everyday life on this Valentine's Day episode of The After Gambling Podcast.

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This past week, executives from several of the largest gambling firms in the UK were called in to discuss VIP programs with Parliament. In this episode, I discuss what I think represents a massive opportunity for change within the industry.

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https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/ecb79c87-d947-4005-a214-1f0f8d034457

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In this episode, we cover the 7 Stage of Grief and how they relate to life as a problem gambler as well as in recovery.   

https://www.healthline.com/health/stages-of-grief#7-stages

Mark Manson

https://twitter.com/iammarkmanson

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Here we go with Season 4!

The Before Gamling Project

The Before Gambling Project is an independent effort to reduce problem gambling and gambling harm through public awareness and improvements across the industry from operators to treatment facilities.

The project is driven by relentless internal curiosity and belief in an open sharing of best practices to most quickly and efficiently address problem gambling and gambling harm. 

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After a long hiatus, I'm back to celebrate nine years free from my gambling addiction and also to share an update on what to expect in the future.

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Can personality test help us to learn & grow? I think the answer is yes.

I recently participated in a study on recovery from compulsive gambling and it was a very positive experience. The second half of the study was self-guided completion of various questions similar to those found on a personality test. As I answered the questions, several things jumped out and I'll be using what I learned to improve going forward.

The Jo...

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If we are going to discuss gambling as a form of entertainment, then we need to separate it into two parts: A) entertainment derived from the game B) entertainment derived from the wager size/risk taken.

If the entertainment level DOES NOT change with wager size/risk taken, then entertainment is from the game itself. but... If the entertainment level DOES change wager size/risk taken, then entertainment is from the risk-taking.

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I'm a firm believer that addiction is strengthened by isolation. Removing the isolation through communication weakens the addiction and allows us to begin a path of recovery. In this episode, I share my thoughts on how over-communicating is key for both the addicted and their support system in order to find success.

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In this episode, I'm joined by Tom Brew. Tom is celebrating 25 years clean from gambling with the release of his latest novel Darkness that highlights the mind and struggles of a problem gambler. Darkness is a follow-up to Tom's first novel The Ties That Bind.

Tom and I discuss many different topics including how quickly the frequency and sizes of his wagers increased, the impact gambling had on his professional and persona...

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In this episode, I dive into game theory (finite vs infinite games) and discuss why it's literally impossible to win at the game of gambling.

Simon Sinek

https://startwithwhy.com/

 

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December 31, 2018

In this episode, I discuss my thoughts on using self-exclusion as a part of your recovery plan when quitting gambling.

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With a new year comes New Year's Resolutions. In this episode, I discuss New Year's Resolutions and other big proclamations that we often make when attempting to quit gambling. I also suggest an alternative approach which has been much more successful in my life.

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December 14, 2018

Are we being curious enough?

In this episode, I dive into why I encourage everyone to be more curious when it comes to problem gambling, regardless of your position or views. 

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In this episode, I answer the Gamblers Anonymous 20 Questions and share thoughts and reflections on each question and how my life was impacted by my gambling.

Gamblers Anonymous 20 Questions

http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/content/20-questions

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We often view recovery as a straight line of perfect performance. However, the reality is that recovery is messy and sometimes results in relapse.

In this episode, I discuss what relapse tells us and how we can avoid relapses through education and actions.

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It's always great to connect with others that are sharing their story of recovery from a compulsive gambling problem. In this episode, I'm joined by YouTube Vlogger and Tweeter Andy Margett.

You can connect with Andy using the links below.

Subscribe to Andy's Vlog on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDXyRpLSwjGYAmbb_IQ8blg

Follow Andy on Twitter:

@baronmad79

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November 16, 2018

What's the best way to move forward after deciding to quit gambling? Is it really a good idea to remind ourselves? Or should we forget it ever happened and move on with our lives?

In this episode, I share what I've seen in order to help you with your recovery plan.

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