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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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English


Episodes

AG 050: Let's Get Curious!

12/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:16:16

AG 049: Answering the Gamblers Anonymous 20 Questions

12/7/2018
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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

Duration:00:32:38

AG 048: A Few Thoughts on Relapse

11/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:14:04

AG 047: Andy Margett Shares His Story & How Vlogging on YouTube Helps in Recovery

11/16/2018
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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

Duration:00:36:22

AG 046: Remind or Forget?

11/16/2018
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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.

Duration:00:10:57

AG 045: Do We Really Chase Losses?

11/7/2018
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It's often said that problem gamblers chase losses. While it's fundamentally true, I come at this with a different angle that I believe can help us to see the full story.

Duration:00:07:06

AG 044: Keith Whyte Joins the Show to Talk Sports Betting Legislation

11/6/2018
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In this episode, I'm joined by Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling here in the United States. We discuss the Responsible Gaming Principles for Sports Gambling Legislation outlined by the NCPG and wonder aloud why there is widespread support for the guidelines, until it comes time to implement them. NATIONAL COUNCIL ON PROBLEM GAMBLING https://www.ncpgambling.org/ NCPG on Twitter @NCPGambling

Duration:00:55:38

AG 043: What the Hell Are We Doing Here?

11/1/2018
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What good is coming from arguing with each other? What good is trying to censor recovery resources? What the hell is our goal?

Duration:00:18:36

AG 042: Season III Kickoff Show

10/30/2018
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I wanted to shake up the format of the show a bit, so I figured let's call it season III and get to work. I'll be posting shorter, but more frequent episodes. However, we'll still have the longer format for interviews. Also, I'll be doing a lot more on social media, so follow along there: INSTAGRAM @aftergambling TWITTER @aftergambling FACEBOOK After Gambling Page

Duration:00:11:16

AG 041: Steve Celebrates Four Years Clean and Shares His Story

10/18/2018
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In this episode Steve (@gambling_free) joins the show to share his story. He discusses how he became a compulsive gambler, the lies and hiding, relapse and successful recovery as he is now 4 years clean from his gambling addiction. Follow & Thank Steve on Twitter: @gambling_free

Duration:00:33:39

AG 040: Mental & Physical Exhaustion from Gambling Addiction

10/12/2018
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Living with a gambling addiction is both mentally and physically exhausting. Even in recovery, exhaustion can lead to anxiety and depression. In this episode, we talk about exhaustion from gambling and I suggest ideas to help in recovery.

Duration:00:16:39

AG 039: Tearing Down the Walls in Recovery

10/5/2018
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When in the midst of a gambling, we create walls of lies that separate us from our family, friends and work lives. In recovery, we need to begin to remove these walls to return to the person we were prior to our addiction.

Duration:00:10:10

AG 038: A Unique Solution to the Debate on Gambling Advertising Limitations

9/28/2018
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Bans and potential bans on gambling—especially during live sport—are a hot topic these days. In this episode, I share a unique solution to this complicated issue that. SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_KgK9NQB1Il

Duration:00:16:29

AG 037: The Victory Edition

9/21/2018
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Last night, my Cleveland Browns football team won the first game in nearly two years. In this episode, I discuss why this was such a special moment for me and why betting on games takes away the pureness and connection that is at the heart of sport.

Duration:00:18:07

AG 036: Do Gambling Thoughts & Urges Go Away? Do Things Get Better When You Quit Gambling?

9/21/2018
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We often compare our life after gambling addiction to our lives before our gambling began. So, do things get better? Do the urges and thoughts go away? I cover these topics in today's episode.

Duration:00:10:08

AG 035: Finding New Hobbies After You Quit Gambling

9/14/2018
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How can you fill your time after you quit gambling? What are healthy new hobbies to start in order to fill the time that was spent gambling? In this episode, I'll provide four areas to look to in order to fill the time spent gambling in order to prevent gambling thoughts or urges.

Duration:00:17:38

AG 034: Chatting with Casino & Gaming Analyst Steve Ruddock About PASPA, The Risks of Rushing to Market & Other Topics

9/6/2018
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Steve Ruddock is a casino & gaming analyst and consultant. You can find Steve on Twitter @SteveRuddock. In this episode, Steve and I discuss potential issues with rushing sports betting into the United States market, whether there will be an increase in problem gambling as a result of PASPA being overturned and whether poker is actually gambling.

Duration:00:35:06

AG 033: When, How, and Why to Tell Others About Your Desire to Quit Gambling

8/31/2018
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"Should I tell someone I'm dating about my gambling?" "Why is it so important to tell my family?" "Can't I just fix my debts without anyone knowing?" I'll cover these questions and more in this episode.

Duration:00:17:21

AG 032: What if We're Wrong?

8/24/2018
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We can quickly get caught up in our own thoughts and fears. In this episode, I discuss challenging the validity of our thoughts in order to better assess the situation. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Buy the Book Here Get 2 Free audiobooks when you try Audible today! Sign Up Here

Duration:00:18:39

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