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This podcast will be discussing sensitive topics around gambling harm which some people may find triggering, for 24/7 support please call the national Gambling Helpline free on 0808 8020133

Welcome to the final episode for season one of the New Beginnings podcast. Over the last couple of months Abi has spoken with an array of incredible women, all of whom have bravely shared their journey of struggle, vulnerability, and sheer resilience to overcome their relationship with gambling harms.

To round up the series, this week Abi invites her guests to tell their story in a monologue- style interview. Listen as Tracy and Rebecca share a detailed personal account of their experience living in the cycle of gambling harms, to bravely seeking support through the New Beginnings service, living gamble free and calving out a life that once seemed unattainable.

Abi’s first guest Tracy began recreationally playing amusement arcades and fruit machines, this quickly escalated out of control and after years of being in the gambling haze and suffering 7 strokes because of it all, Tracy made the decision to take back control. Today Tracy is a qualified addiction counsellor, the first female trustee for Gamblers Anonymous and, a facilitator for the New Beginnings service.

Abi’s second guest Rebecca; actively gambled between the ages of 18 – 32 and would often splurge her wages, struggled with alcohol and at her worst had bin bags filled with scratched cards. Through the support of her family and her will to change, Rebecca discusses how today she is over a year gamble free and is finally enjoying her life.

On this final episode we wanted to encompass all topics discussed throughout the series, listen as both women honestly discuss their experience and ability to overcome it all to lead healthy gamble free lives.
This podcast will be discussing sensitive topics around gambling harm which some people may find triggering, for 24/7 support please call the national Gambling Helpline free on 0808 8020133 Welcome to the final episode for season one of the New Beginnings podcast. Over the last couple of months Abi has spoken with an array of incredible women, all of whom have bravely shared their journey of struggle, vulnerability, and sheer resilience to overcome their relationship with gambling harms. To round up the series, this week Abi invites her guests to tell their story in a monologue- style interview. Listen as Tracy and Rebecca share a detailed personal account of their experience living in the cycle of gambling harms, to bravely seeking support through the New Beginnings service, living gamble free and calving out a life that once seemed unattainable. Abi’s first guest Tracy began recreationally playing amusement arcades and fruit machines, this quickly escalated out of control and after years of being in the gambling haze and suffering 7 strokes because of it all, Tracy made the decision to take back control. Today Tracy is a qualified addiction counsellor, the first female trustee for Gamblers Anonymous and, a facilitator for the New Beginnings service. Abi’s second guest Rebecca; actively gambled between the ages of 18 – 32 and would often splurge her wages, struggled with alcohol and at her worst had bin bags filled with scratched cards. Through the support of her family and her will to change, Rebecca discusses how today she is over a year gamble free and is finally enjoying her life. On this final episode we wanted to encompass all topics discussed throughout the series, listen as both women honestly discuss their experience and ability to overcome it all to lead healthy gamble free lives. read more read less

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