28 episodes

Fold em offers straight talk about dealing with the fall-out from gambling. Whether you are looking at stopping or scaling back your own gambling or helping a family member with a problem, this podcast will help you take back control. Hear from gamblers who have been through it. Tips from counsellors. There is a way out from the hold gambling has on your life.

Learn more about how to address gambling problems and find resources and support at www.gamblingproblemhelp.ca

Fold em: Help for Gambling Problems Adrienne Cossom

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Fold em offers straight talk about dealing with the fall-out from gambling. Whether you are looking at stopping or scaling back your own gambling or helping a family member with a problem, this podcast will help you take back control. Hear from gamblers who have been through it. Tips from counsellors. There is a way out from the hold gambling has on your life.

Learn more about how to address gambling problems and find resources and support at www.gamblingproblemhelp.ca

    Gambling Addiction Recovery: Opening Up and Finding Your Voice

    Gambling Addiction Recovery: Opening Up and Finding Your Voice

    It often takes a number of tries to break free from a gambling problem.  Like peeling back the layers of an onion, each time gambling gets out of control, it tells you that something more or different is needed for you to better manage this issue.  Often what is needed is a willingness to look a little deeper within yourself and open up.
    Hear a powerful and inspiring conversation with an Indigenous man who found his way through the impact of abuse, colonization and the dark days of drinking, drugs and gambling addiction.  He shares how finding his voice, trusting his gut and opening up helped him to get to a place where he is standing tall and proud.  Listen now and get some hope and guidance for your recovery path.
    Learn more about opening up as part of your gambling addiction recovery and find resources specifically for Indigenous people in the blog for this episode at www.gamblingproblemhelp.ca
    We would love to hear your story of opening up and finding your voice as you part of your journey away from gambling problems.  Comment below the post for this episode on Facebook.  Or get a dialogue going and share this episode with others.
    If you live in British Columbia and would like to access our free, confidential counselling and outreach services, connect with us online through Gambling Support BC or call 1-888-795-6111.  We have Indigneous people on our counselling and outreach teams to help with concerns about your own or a loved one's gambling.
    As we mentioned in this episode, here are other resources for Indigneous people looking for counselling and recovery support.  
    The Residential School Crisis Line is 1-800-721-0066.  For residents of BC, the KUU-US crisis line is 1-800-588-8717. 
    Counselling is available through the First Nations Health Authority and addictions services can be accessed through most Friendship Centres and Band Offices in Canada. 
    Another option is Wellbriety.  Find a Wellbriety Circle near you.
    Thanks for listening to Fold em.  Fold em is funded by Gambling Support BC.
     

    • 31 min
    How Do I Talk About a Gambling Problem? Who, When and How Much To Tell?

    How Do I Talk About a Gambling Problem? Who, When and How Much To Tell?

    Dealing with a gambling problem involves difficult decisions about who and when to tell and how much to share.  
    Hear one woman's experiences with family finding out about her gambling and the dilemma that emerged about whether to tell extended family.  She shares lessons learned from opening up to friends and surprising outcomes from being honest with new acquaintances.  Listen now for helpful guidance to help you sort out who to tell and how to do this so it goes well.
    Learn more about how to talk about gambling concerns with a spouse or family in the blog for this episode at www.gamblingproblemhelp.ca.
    We would love to hear what YOU have learned from talking about gambling issues.  Comment below the post for this episode on Facebook.  Or, get a dialogue going and share this episode with others.
    If you live in British Columbia and would like to access our free, confidential counselling and outreach services, connect with us online through Gambling Support BC or call 1-888-795-6111.
    Thanks for listening to Fold em- the podcast where you hear guidance from people who have learned from experience with gambling issues.  Subscribe or follow on your podcast app so you never miss an episode.  Fold em is funded by Gambling Support BC.

    • 35 min
    How to Stop Online Gambling? Can Blocking Apps Help?

    How to Stop Online Gambling? Can Blocking Apps Help?

    Online gambling can be tricky to control.  Our devices are nearby.  Deposits happen so quickly.  
    Hear first-hand experience and a long list of helpful strategies from someone who gambled online for ten years and has now shut it down.  Learn about options for blocking gambling websites and apps.  Benjamin Wong, who has helped many people chose and install blocking software, provides guidance on these tools.
    Learn more about overcoming online gambling problems in the blog for this episode at www.gamblingproblemhelp.ca.  Find out what gambling blocker apps are available and other strategies to slow down online betting.
    If you live in British Columbia and would like to access our free, confidential counselling and outreach services, connect with us online through Gambling Support BC or call 1-888-795-6111.
    Thanks for listening to Fold em -  the podcast where you hear real stories and expert guidance on managing gambling problems.  Subscribe or follow on your podcast app so you never miss an episode.  Fold em is funded by Gambling Support BC.

    • 38 min
    Do I Need to Stop? Can't I Control My Gambling?

    Do I Need to Stop? Can't I Control My Gambling?

    Even after gambling gets out of hand, it's common to want to keep it going.  Or, to keep a door open to gambling in the future.  Some typical thoughts are, "I learned my lesson, now I'll control it," "It's not such a big deal," OR "I can't just turn my back on all the money that was lost."  
    Listen to this episode and hear an honest conversation with a gambler who continued gambling while in a debt repayment program.  Hear about his experiences with trying to control gambling and how he sorted through the question about whether to stop.
    If gambling has gotten out of control for you or a loved one, read the blog for this podcast at www.gamblingproblemhelp.ca.  We share important tips, especially if you are thinking about returning to gambling.
    If you live in British Columbia and would like to access our free, confidential counselling and outreach services, connect with us online through Gambling Support BC or call 1-888-795-6111.
    Thanks for listening to Fold em - the podcast where you hear real stories and expert guidance on managing gambling problems.  Subscribe or follow on your podcast app so you never miss an episode.  Fold em is funded by Gambling Support BC.

    • 33 min
    How Do I Let Go of Regret, Anger and Guilt From Gambling?

    How Do I Let Go of Regret, Anger and Guilt From Gambling?

    When gambling has gotten out of hand, it can leave you heavy with regret, anger and guilt.  Both gamblers and their family members feel this way.  It's common to wonder if you'll ever shake these feelings.
    Hear my conversation with two former gamblers about what helped them to reach a place where they can look at themselves in the mirror again.  Learn steps you can take to start moving in that direction.
    To find out more about overcoming regret, anger and guilt from gambling problems, visit the blog for this podcast at www.gamblingproblemhelp.ca
    If you live in British Columbia and would like to access our free, confidential counselling and outreach services, connect with us online through Gambling Support BC or call 1-888-795-6111.
    Thanks for listening to Fold em - the podcast where you hear real stories and expert guidance on managing gambling problems.  Subscribe or follow on your podcast app so you never miss an episode.  Fold em is funded by Gambling Support BC.
    For more information on gambling concerns and to find resources and support, visit our website at gamblingproblemhelp.ca or reach out through Facebook at Foldempodcast.

    • 31 min
    Gambling Help: Online Chat Rooms

    Gambling Help: Online Chat Rooms

    Online chat rooms are a great way to get support and information for gambling problems.  You can stay anonymous, share at your own pace, connect 24/7 and get inspired by people around the world who are also tackling this issue.
    Listen to my conversation with Ken who has participated with online chat communities for much of his 19-years of recovery.  He says that chat continues to provide him with hope and strength.  You will also hear from Michelle Shewell who, like Ken, moderates a chat for GamTalk.  You'll be convinced to give it a try!
    To find out more about chat rooms for gambling problems, visit the blog for this podcast at www.gamblingproblemhelp.ca.
    If you live in British Columbia and would like to access our free, confidential counselling and outreach services, connect with us online through Gambling Support BC or call the Gambling Support Line at 1-888-795-6111.
    Thanks for listening to Fold em - the podcast where you hear real stories and expert guidance on managing gambling problems.  Subscribe or follow on your podcast app so you never miss an episode.  Fold em is funded by Gambling Support BC.
    For more information on gambling concerns and to find resources and support, visit our website at gamblingproblemhelp.ca or reach out through Facebook at Foldempodcast. 

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

L026 ,

Trying to feel inspired again

I get excited when a new podcast is due to come out. Always curious about the next topic. Adrienne does such a good job with her interviews with clients on the podcast. Has a good flow.

bissettfinfit ,

Love the show’s purpose!

Adrienne has a great interview style and the conversations flow well. Hearing from the various guests allows you to learn from experts as well as from personal experiences and stories. Thank you for bringing this show to life.

Fen450 ,

Great Podcast

Great information for those who struggle with gambling addiction. Great real life experiences and shares.

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