9 episodes

This free podcast series is for people who are worried about their gambling or who want to know more about the problems gambling can cause. Presented by Shayne Rodgers, who experienced a gambling addiction himself for over 8 years, Not a Dollar More includes gut wrenching yet inspiring and courageous interviews with others who have suffered from gambling harm and who have found their way out the other side to a gamble free life. Health care professionals and research experts also offer their insights into the gambling industry and how to get help. We hope the podcasts will encourage and inspire people to make the changes they need.

Not a Dollar More: Gambling Harm Podcast Banyule Community Health

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

This free podcast series is for people who are worried about their gambling or who want to know more about the problems gambling can cause. Presented by Shayne Rodgers, who experienced a gambling addiction himself for over 8 years, Not a Dollar More includes gut wrenching yet inspiring and courageous interviews with others who have suffered from gambling harm and who have found their way out the other side to a gamble free life. Health care professionals and research experts also offer their insights into the gambling industry and how to get help. We hope the podcasts will encourage and inspire people to make the changes they need.

    Episode 1 – Is your gambling harmful?

    Episode 1 – Is your gambling harmful?

    It can be tricky to know when gambling goes from having a bit of fun to causing more losses than you actually want or can manage. For others it escalates quickly. This episode helps people understand what ‘harmful’ gambling actually is. We interview two people who share their gambling stories and reflect back on how […]

    • 38 min
    Episode 2 – Inspiring stories of hope and recovery

    Episode 2 – Inspiring stories of hope and recovery

    For some people caught in the trap of gambling it can seem totally impossible to see the (gamble free) light at the end of the tunnel. Meet Paul who lost thousands on horse betting and Connie who loved the pokies from day one. Both experienced massive losses across all aspects of their lives and after […]

    • 33 min
    Episode 3 – Getting Help

    Episode 3 – Getting Help

    If you’re thinking of making some changes to your gambling it can be hard to know where to start. This episode looks at what type of help is available from professional services, how it works, what it’s like and how it can help. Ben shares his story of making a frightening leap into counselling and […]

    • 29 min
    Episode 4 – Getting More Help

    Episode 4 – Getting More Help

    Professional help isn’t for everyone. This episode looks at ways to help yourself and we hear from Dr Sophie Vasiliadis who has researched the different ways people help themselves out of a gambling problem. We speak with Kate, who experienced a crippling pokies addiction and eventually stopped using peer support and her own ideas and […]

    • 38 min
    Episode 5 – The Pokies

    Episode 5 – The Pokies

    Perhaps the pokies are starting to feature a bit too much in your life or perhaps they are already out of control? This episode explores the addictive nature of poker machines with Dr Charles Livingstone and we hear from Sarah who suddenly found herself entranced in the pokies venue and Cathie who finally worked out […]

    • 37 min
    Episode 6 – Young men and gambling

    Episode 6 – Young men and gambling

    24/7 punting device in your pocket, sports betting ads everywhere and hanging out with mates talking odds, it’s no wonder young men are fast becoming one of the biggest punting groups across the country. Hear from two young men who talk about their gambling (sports, horses and pokies) problems and how they managed the drinking, […]

    • 40 min

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