104 episodes

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 Jamie Salsburg

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 191 Ratings

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.

    AG 104: Kick off #PGAM2024 with Steve Celebrating 9 Years

    AG 104: Kick off #PGAM2024 with Steve Celebrating 9 Years

    I often see the question "Does anyone ACTUALLY get better?" in many of the support groups online. 
    Well, today I bring you an interview with someone who can emphatically say "YES!" to that question.
    Steve is back again to celebrate 9 years...and he's actually already halfway towards ten as this interview took place back in October!
    If you want to learn more about Steve's journey, you can check out Episode 41 or follow him on X under the handle @gambling_free

    • 44 min
    AG 103: Making Time for Old Activities After Gambling

    AG 103: Making Time for Old Activities After Gambling

    A great reminder of the importance of reengaging with things we enjoyed doing before gambling in our life after gambling.

    • 12 min
    AG 102: State Failure & The Better Path to Treatment

    AG 102: State Failure & The Better Path to Treatment

    So, I read this article on the state of problem gambling funding titled "Despite Millions of Dollars Earmarked for Gambling Treatment in Massachusetts, Few in State Get Help" and it triggered a thought that has been brewing for a long time.
    Needless to say, I needed a bit of a vent...so, here goes!

    • 17 min
    AG 101: An Episode for Parents with Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC, PC

    AG 101: An Episode for Parents with Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC, PC

    As I say at the end of each episode, I have no letters before or after my name. I'm just a guy that had a gambling addiction.
    Well, today's guest has letters...lots and lots of letters. This past winter, I once again was blown away by the insights Jody shared centered on the "failure to launch" cohort at a conference and it resonated with everything I've experienced personally and have seen in many others. I asked her to share her wisdom on the podcast and she did not disappoint.
    While this is a tremendous episode for friends and family (specifically parents) to better understand and address gambling addiction in their loved ones, there is a ton of fresh insight for those of us who were gamblers as well...including a fantastic quote she highlights about finance.
    I encourage you to check out The Better Institute website to connect with Jody and her team which offers everything from online therapy to courses for providers, parents, teens, and athletes.
    As if that isn't a lot already, you can grab a copy of her book "The Gambling Disorder Handbook: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals" on Amazon.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    AG 100: Mark Checkwicz

    AG 100: Mark Checkwicz

    When I first started the After Gambling Podcast, I never considered that an active gambler might listen as a way of reducing harm. In this 100th episode, I'm joined by Mark Checkwicz to take a different look at problem gambling and gambling harm, that through the eyes of a current gambler. Mark shares his journey of gambling, the impacts it has had on him, as well as how he uses the podcast to better examine his gambling behaviors.
    You can find Mark on Twitter/X:
    https://twitter.com/Mark_Checkwicz

    • 1 hr 24 min
    AG 099: Nature AND Nurture

    AG 099: Nature AND Nurture

    The more we seem to discuss mental health and addiction issues, the higher the numbers seem to go. 
    And I don't think this is a coincidence!
    For the past 10+ years, I've been studying our current messaging and listening to the stories of those impacted to try to figure out where we are going wrong. Most notably, I've been trying to figure it all out to make sense in my own life.
    In this episode, I take the first attempt at highlighting what I feel we are getting wrong, while also providing a new storytelling framework that I believe can help us to reverse course.
    Please listen. Please give feedback. And please share widely.
    Link to Bonus.com Article*
    https://www.bonus.com/news/gambling-addiction-genetic-predisposition/
    *note: this is a gambling affiliate news site and you will be exposed to gambling advertisements. Please do not click if this is a concern for you
     

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
191 Ratings

191 Ratings

Tingles12345 ,

Thankful

Thank you doing this, I am trying to find healthier options to listen to that don’t involve gambling. I really enjoy our content, thanks for helping people like me.

Tiltemback Matador ,

Valuable resource

If you have issues with gambling or are simply curious, i would heartily recommend this podcast produced by a friendly and knowledgeable voice in the online gambling recovery community. It’s honest, welcoming, and informative. I’d go as far as to consider the podcast a refuge if you’re in pain from gambling. Jamie is kind and speaks from experience. Subscribe and you’ll be glad you did.

rtgphoebe ,

Thanks for being here.

Hi Jamie. My husband recently confessed to being a CG. I was absolutely shocked and now we find ourselves in a daunting financial situation, and of course trust is shattered. Your story gives me hope in a dark time. I am binging your podcast from the beginning. Maybe you have already done this, but I would love to hear from your wife about her experience and steps you both took to heal your marriage. Thank you so much for your vulnerability and making this podcast!

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