31 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 • 2 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

    ADHD and Gambling Addiction: Understanding the Connection

    ADHD and Gambling Addiction: Understanding the Connection

    If you gamble and have ADHD there is a greater risk that gambling will become a severe problem. In this episode, learn about the symptoms of ADHD and challenges of living with it as an adult. Darryl Anderson, a Clinical Counsellor specializing in mental health and gambling concerns, explains why ADHD increases the risk for gambling problems.  He also shares about his process of recognizing ADHD in himself and having it diagnosed in adulthood.
    For more information on ADHD:
    - take the Adult ADHD Self Report Scale
    - visit the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance
    - OR the Centre for ADHD Awareness
    - check out How to ADHD on YouTube
    Learn more about ADHD and gambling addiction in the blog for this episode 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 at Gambling Support BC or call 1-888-795-6111.
    Fold em is funded by Gambling Support BC.

    • 30 min
    How Do We Move Forward Together? Rebuilding Trust and Preventing Relapse

    How Do We Move Forward Together? Rebuilding Trust and Preventing Relapse

    After gambling gets out of hand, both the gambler and their family want to know ... How do we make sure this doesn't happen again? How do we rebuild trust between us? 
    Not all relationships survive gambling addiction.  But, if you're committed to working together, this episode offers guidance and inspiration.
    Hear Sam's story of opening up to her husband early in their relationship about a gambling problem.  She shares how they tackled this together, kept communication open and adjusted strategies when there were relapses. 
    Kuldip Gill, a counsellor with expertise in helping couples and families overcome gambling problems shares tips for doing recovery together.
    Learn more tips for rebuilding trust in your relationships and working with a spouse or family to prevent relapse in the blog for this episode 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.
    Fold em is funded by Gambling Support BC.

    • 45 min
    Christina's Story

    Christina's Story

    As part of her recovery, Christina reached out to find others who had been pulled into compulsive gambling.  She wanted to create more opportunities for those dealing with gambling problems - particularly women - to connect and know they are not alone.  What emerged is that Christina founded The Broke Girl Society as a thriving group on Facebook and a popular podcast.
    Listen to my conversation with Christina to hear her reflections on the first nine months of her recovery.  Learn how she moved through cravings and a tidal wave of emotions in the first ninety days.  Hear how she has worked on keeping life in balance and recovery in the forefront.  Together, we share ideas about how to fill the gap left when gambling stops and to keep moving towards greater peace in your life. 
    Learn more tips for pulling back from compulsive gambling in our blog for this episode at www.gamblingproblemhelp.ca.
    To connect with Christina and The Broke Girl Society:
    Facebook
    Instagram and Twitter:  @thebrokegirlsociety
    Email: brokegirl.cr@gmail.com
    To listen and follow The Broke Girl Society podcast:
    Apple
    Spotify
    YouTube
    To watch the Bet Free Life With Brian & Christina:
    YouTube
    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.  
    Fold em is funded by Gambling Support BC. 
     
     
     
     

    • 33 min
    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 have moved 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 counsellors and outreach providers to help with concerns about your own or a loved one's gambling.
    Other resources for Indigneous people looking for counselling and recovery support in Canada:
    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 an in person Wellbriety Circle near you or join a Wellbriety Online Meeting.
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Jay Shetty
Scicomm Media
Aubrey Gordon & Michael Hobbes
Scicomm Media
Rob Dial and Kast Media
Dr. Mark Hyman

You Might Also Like

The Invisible Addiction
Christina
Brian Hatch
Terra Carbert
Bob Dancer & Richard Munchkin
Audacy