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 resources. We also hear about the Peer Connection Program (a telephone peer support program) and how the Self Exclusion Program works.
*All our interviews are based on the experiences and opinions of the individuals interviewed and may contain some course language. Our stories are real stories and we hope they inspire hope and change. However, if you feel distressed by anything you hear please see the ‘Getting Help’ section for services that can help.