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The After Gambling Podcast

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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.

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.

Location:

Akron, OH

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

AG 088: Why Exploring Shame & Stigma Matters

10/14/2021
In the last episode, I highlighted some things about shame and stigma that I found interesting. In this episode (part II), I discuss why exploring this topic is so important.

Duration:00:12:39

AG 087: A Very Different View on Shame & Stigma

10/14/2021
We often discuss the importance of language and the role of shame and stigma in addiction. However, it came to me today that this discussion is likely much more complex than we've considered in the past. In this episode, I share what I think is a very different view on shame and stigma.

Duration:00:20:39

AG 086: Answering a FAQ

10/8/2021
I get asked this question all the time, so I decided to do an episode on it. It's also something I need to be reminded to get back to myself.

Duration:00:07:14

AG 085: Time to Start a War

10/1/2021
While it's been over 11 years since I ran off the riverboat, there are still things in my life I need to address. In this episode, I share the unique framework I'll be using to go to war with my negative behaviors and actions. 365 Lovely Thoughts for Each Day of the Year https://www.sugarbooandco.com/365-lovely-thoughts-pad/

Duration:00:23:48

AG 084: Focusing on Our Health in Recovery

7/9/2021
Over the past three years, I've been on a bit of a journey with my health and fitness. I've seen just how impactful diet and exercise can be on my mental and physical well-being. In this episode, I share the things that work (and haven't worked) for me.

Duration:00:17:47

AG 083: Using Coaching to Grow In Recovery

7/2/2021
For the past several years, I’ve become concerned that the way we discuss mental health and mental health disorders might be preventing successful outcomes. In this episode, I share why I believe this and what I think we can do to correct the issue.

Duration:00:18:12

AG 082: Are We Complicating the Story of Mental Health Disorders?

3/8/2021
For the past several years, I've become concerned that the way we discuss mental health and mental health disorders might be preventing successful outcomes. In this episode, I share why I believe this and what I think we can do to correct the issue.

Duration:00:13:08

AG 081: Taking on Challenging Tasks and Making Them Fun & Easy

3/5/2021
Recovery can no doubt be challenging. However, the mindset we bring into a difficult task can influence our outcomes. In this episode, I share my thoughts on making recovery a bit more fun and enjoyable.

Duration:00:15:14

AG 080: A Different Take on How to Approach Gambling Ads

3/4/2021
In this episode, I share insight into how/why advertising works to influence us and how a simple change of mindset renders them useless.

Duration:00:13:39

AG 079: Breaking Free From the Loneliness

3/3/2021
One of the worst parts of addiction is the loneliness it creates. In this episode, I discuss that loneliness as well as how reconnecting can be so helpful in recovery.

Duration:00:11:34

AG 078: A Discussion About Pace in Recovery

3/3/2021
In this episode, I discuss how seeing others recover along with the growing number of tools available has shifted my view on pacing ourselves in recovery.

Duration:00:11:10

AG 077: My Goal for You

3/2/2021
In this episode, I discuss my ultimate goal for you. I also share a few foundational concepts that I'll be mentioning quite a bit in future episodes.

Duration:00:14:55

AG 076: Start Here! Season 6 Begins...

3/1/2021
As I get ready to kick-off Season 6, I wanted to share my goals for the podcast and prepare you for upcoming episodes which will dive into more complicated and controversial topics. For anyone that might be new to the podcast, this is the new starting point! Please start here and move to the most recent episode, then head back to Episode 1.

Duration:00:21:24

AG 075: Matt Smith Shares His Story

11/13/2020
Matt had his dream job working for talkSPORT, the world's biggest sports radio station. He was traveling the world watching sport and to a casual observer, everything in his life was going great. However, he was slowly being consumed by gambling. In this episode, Matt shares not only his struggles, but the success he has found as he now hasn't gambled in 6 years! You can thank Matt and give him a follow on Instagram @stinkingthinking

Duration:01:03:37

AG 074: Keeping Life in Perspective

11/10/2020
"I can't wait for 2020 to be over!" I think we've all said or felt this at some point during the year. However, it's important to keep life in perspective.

Duration:00:09:07

AG 073: Thomie Isreal Shares His Story (Updated Audio File)

11/3/2020
This one is a long time in the making and I can't wait for you to get to know Thomie! Thomie Isreal has been at the top running successful businesses, but struggles with gambling took everything away from him including his freedom and family. When Thomie first reached out to me, he was living in a homeless shelter in New York City. Now, Thomie shares his journey as he once again climbs the mountain on his Instagram page @FindingSummit and The Daily Bag Podcast. Be sure to follow his page!

Duration:01:07:03

AG 072: Let's Talk About Fears

10/31/2020
With today being Halloween, I thought it would be a great time to talk about fears. GRAB A FREE 1 MONTH TRIAL OF AUDIBLE https://www.audibletrial.com/aftergambling Mark Manson's The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Duration:00:12:45

AG 071: Doing the Work

10/29/2020
In this episode, I discuss a great quote and framework for changing our lives from Sarah Wilson's First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety. GRAB A FREE 1 MONTH TRIAL OF AUDIBLE https://www.audibletrial.com/aftergambling Louise Hay's You Can Heal Your Life

Duration:00:13:17

AG 070: Self-Sabotage

10/26/2020
After a four-month break, I'm back to share my thoughts on self-sabotage and the role it plays in my life.

Duration:00:18:46

AG 069: Nancy Shares Her Story

6/22/2020
After two months away from gambling due to COVID-19 lockdowns, Nancy was drawn back to the casino. In this episode, we discuss the challenges of quarantine, how a big win was the hook for future problem gambling, how casino marketing creates issues as she tries to quit, and her definition of success going forward. I also provide a few tactical tips Nancy can implement today to help her as she looks to improve her life.

Duration:01:01:18