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Fold em is a podcast hosted by the support team of the BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program. 

 

Whether you are looking at stopping or scaling back your own gambling or supporting a family member with a problem, this podcast will help you take back control.

 

Hear from gamblers who have been through it and get tips from counsellors.

There is a way out from the hold gambling has on your life.

 

Fold em can help get you there.

Latest Episode

Gambling Problem and the Family: When They Decide to Step Away     
April. 2, 2021 
About this Episode: 

Gambling problems can create a lot of stress in the home.  In this episode, hear one woman's story about growing up with a mother who struggles with gambling and substance addictions.  Hear about her difficult decision to have no contact with her mother and the pressures she experiences as a result.  

If you are wondering about whether to step away from the impact of a gambling problem, this one's for you.

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Gambling Problems and the Family: How to Move Forward     
March 19, 2021 
About this Episode:
Finding out about a loved one’s gambling problem can turn your life upside down. In this episode, we help get your feet back on the ground. Hear a spouse talk about what worked for her and what didn’t. Learn ways to talk to the gambler and encourage action in dealing with the problem. Tips for speaking up about your needs and pacing the process to avoid burnout. Listen in and move forward.

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Gambling Stress and Anxiety: There is a Way Out
Feb 19, 2021 

About this Episode:
Gambling problems are stressful for everyone involved. It can be hard to believe that you and your relationships will feel ok again. In this episode, learn about the impact of addiction, stress and anxiety on your nervous system and strategies to feel better. Hear stories about how connecting with supportive people is not only calming, but can rebuild your self-worth. Tune in - this one will inspire!

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Problem Gambling and Your Nervous System: Understand the Connection
Feb 5, 2021 

About this Episode:
Many people think that dealing with problem gambling is clear-cut. What’s the big deal – you just scale it back or stop. But the reality is that it’s not that simple or easy to do. Why? Tune in for the answer. Learn about the connection between our nervous system and addiction and why paying attention to stress and getting better at settling ourselves is so helpful for recovery. Our two guests bring many years of experience and wisdom to this topic.

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Understand Addiction: Handling Triggers and Cravings
Jan 22, 2021 

About this Episode:
Do you find that triggers and cravings make it harder to stop gambling? Learning to recognize the earliest signs that gambling is pulling you in and having tools to slow this down is crucial for regaining control. Hear from a gambler who has been doing this and how it has helped him to stay away. Listen in and be better prepared to catch gambling before it takes hold of you.

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Understand Addiction: How to Interrupt the Cycle of Problem Gambling 
Jan 8, 2021 

About this Episode:
Maybe you don’t think of yourself as having a gambling problem or addiction. But you know it feels out of control. Tune in to better understand why gambling can change from feeling fun to being stressful and all-consuming. Hear from a gambler and counsellor who will explain how knowing more about the cycle of addiction will help you regain control.

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Online Gambling: Know the Risks and Protect Yourself
Dec 26, 2020 

About this Episode:
Have you stopped casino gambling, but are now betting online? For problem gamblers, this can get out of control fast. In this episode, we’ll hear from a gambler who moved from casino to online play and then put a stop to both. Learn about the risks of online gambling, strategies to keep it in check, and what to do if it gets out of hand. Don’t leave it to chance – listen in and make protecting yourself a sure thing.

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Help with Gambling Debt: Changing Your Relationship with Money
Nov 28, 2020 

About this Episode:
Have you been a spender all your life? Juggling debt and bills? Tune in for tips from a gambler who changed her money habits. Learn about how to pay off gambling debt, reach financial goals, and significantly decrease stress about money. Listen now and get yourself moving towards a better relationship with money.

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Help with Gambling Debt: Negotiating Support from Families and Friends 
Nov 20, 2020 

About this Episode:
It can be hard to talk about gambling debt with a spouse or family member. But handling it on your own is exhausting and can leave you stuck as the debt continues to grow. This episode inspires action and solutions. We offer tips for negotiating support on your terms so you are more effective at taking control of gambling, paying off debt and reaching financial goals.

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Help with Gambling Debt: Credit Counselling, Consumer Proposals, and Bankruptcy
Nov 15, 2020 

About this Episode:
If you are dealing with debt from gambling, this episode is essential listening.  Hear from a gambler who is in a much better place after seeking help and making a making a debt management plan.  Learn about credit counselling, consumer proposals and bankruptcy and whether these options could work for you.