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The After Gambling Podcast is a show dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of problem gambling. As a 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.

The After Gambling Podcast is a show dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of problem gambling. As a 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.
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Akron, OH

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The After Gambling Podcast is a show dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of problem gambling. As a 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.

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Episodes

AG 031: The Other Things We Lose While Gambling

8/3/2018
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Much of our focus as problem gamblers is on the financial losses and debts from our gambling addiction. However, the financial losses are just one small piece of the devastation caused by gambling. In this episode, we discuss other things beyond monetary losses which helps us see the whole story about our addiction.

Duration:00:12:35

AG 030: The Role Music Has Played in My Gambling Addiction & Recovery

7/27/2018
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I've always loved music so when the NCPG Conference Highlight Event was held at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I didn't want to miss it. While enjoying the HOF, I realized the influence music has played in my gambling and now in my recovery.

Duration:00:12:47

AG 029: Key Points We Need to Consider When Drafting Legislation for Sports Betting & Gambling Expansion

7/23/2018
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Access to gambling is expanding here in the United States. As states rush to get new laws on the books, I created this podcast to highlight key issues we need to consider in order to draft legislation that is effective for everyone.

Duration:00:16:14

AG 028: Recap of My Day as a Panelist at the NCPG 32nd National Convention

7/20/2018
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I was fortunate to receive an invitation to share my story at the NCPG 32nd National Conference. In this episode, I share my thoughts on the day and why it's so important for everyone to share their story. Watch the Conference Panel Check out both panel discussions from the National Council on Problem Gambling's 32nd National Conference. https://www.facebook.com/aftergambling/ Check out Andy's YouTube Channel Andy goes live weekly to chat about problem gambling. Check out his next...

Duration:00:21:01

AG 027: Joe Shares His Struggles with The Beast

7/13/2018
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In this episode, my new friend Joe joined the show to share his battle against the beast. At the peak of his gambling, Joe had progressed to $150 spins on slot machines and was betting thousands on boxing fights. Now, Joe is living a great life in recovery and has been able to keep his beast contained.

Duration:00:48:41

AG 026: New Name. New Logo. Same Podcast.

7/11/2018
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As you can see, I've recently updated the name of the podcast from The Gambling Still Sucks Podcast to The After Gambling Podcast. In this episode I share the thoughts and reasons behind the change.

Duration:00:19:06

GSS 025: Jeff Shares the Impact Problem Gambling Has on Our Active Duty & Service Veterans

6/29/2018
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I was shocked when I found out that US military bases around the world have slot machines. We all know gambling can be a means for escaping reality and the pitfalls that can result of using it in this way. In this episode Jeffrey Wasserman (@JPWdel1955) of the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems joins the show to share the work he is doing to help our Veterans that are struggling with a gambling...

Duration:00:40:37

GSS 024: Thoughts & Actions

6/15/2018
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Are you giving yourself chance to evaluate your recovery? What's working? What isn't? In this episode, I encourage you to take a moment to evaluate your progress and take action to further strengthen your recovery.

Duration:00:02:43

GSS 023: Gambling Disorder & Suicidal Thoughts

6/8/2018
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If you've ever had a suicidal thought after gambling, you're not alone. Research shows that 4/5 problem gamblers have had a suicidal thought or attempt. In this episode, I share my personal struggles on the topic as well as the thought that has helped me through even my darkest times.

Duration:00:17:11

GSS 022: Why Fight A Gambling Addiction Alone When It's Easier With Support?

6/1/2018
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Most people, myself included, make several attempts to quit gambling on their own before seeking out help. In this episode, I discuss the benefits of having a support system and share a few examples of how a support system has helped myself and others with our gambling problem.

Duration:00:10:28

GSS 021: Jeff Joins the Show to Share His Story

5/25/2018
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In this episode, Jeff joins the show and we discuss the SCOTUS ruling that will expand sports betting in the United States as well as the impact GA has had on his recovery. Be sure to follow Jeff on Twitter (@JPWdel1955) and thank him for sharing his story.

Duration:00:42:13

GSS 020: My Reaction to the SCOTUS Ruling That Will Lead to Expanded Gambling in the United States

5/18/2018
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This past week, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling which will allow individual states to write their own laws with regards to sports betting. Many states have already added laws to allow for sports betting to take place within their state. In this episode, I share my reaction.

Duration:00:18:09

GSS 019: Saying Goodbye to Good Times

5/11/2018
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I loved playing poker. It was something I never wanted to give up doing. So how do we say goodbye to an activity that we enjoyed in the pursuit of a better life?

Duration:00:19:05

GSS 018: A Recent Trip and the Power of Keeping My Willpower Tank Full

5/4/2018
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In this episode, I share about a recent trip I took to a place I wouldn't otherwise go.

Duration:00:22:35

GSS 017: Compulsive Behaviors & Addictive Personality: How Compulsive Behavior Impacts My Life

4/20/2018
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I'm a compulsive person. This can be a great thing when applied properly, but can also create huge problems if I'm not careful. In this episode, I discuss other areas that I've been compulsive in and the pros and cons of my compulsive behavior. BOOKS MENTIONED: The One Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Duration:00:19:45

GSS 016: Pitfalls to Avoid as You Start to Accumulate Clean Time From Gambling

4/13/2018
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As you start to accumulate clean time after quitting gambling, certain situations or environments can cause problems. In this episode, I cover the four pitfalls I've experienced and that I see others experience as we are recovering from gambling addiction.

Duration:00:17:28

GSS 015: The Role of Willpower in Recovery

4/6/2018
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When I first tried to quit gambling, I took the willpower approach. I just wasn't going to gamble again. Aside from making that declaration, I did nothing else to curb my addiction. It didn't work. Now, I'm much more aware of the role willpower should play in my recovery as well as how to ensure my willpower tank is always full.

Duration:00:13:35

GSS 014: Michelle Joins the Podcast to Share Her Story

3/30/2018
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In this episode, Michelle shares the progression of her gambling disorder. We discuss how the presence of a new local casino and their rewards program increased the frequency and amounts of her gambling. We also dive into women and gambling as well as many other topics. FIND MICHELLE ONLINE: You can find Michelle on Twitter (@WellPlayedWear) and follow her project The Daily Sober on Twitter (@TheDailySober) or at her website: http://dailysober.com/ IN THE...

Duration:01:04:01

GSS 013: Dealing With The Financial Guilt of a Gambling Problem

3/23/2018
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Coming to grips with the financial fallout of a gambling problem can be extremely difficult. It's really easy to focus on the money lost. In this episode, I share a thought process that is helping me turn a negative into a positive.

Duration:00:15:44

GSS 012: A Take on "Responsible Gambling"

3/16/2018
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I can't stand the "gambling prevention" campaigns that highlight "Responsible Gambling" as the solution to avoiding the pitfalls of gambling. In this episode, I discuss why I think these ads create more harm than good.

Duration:00:15:50