Addiction

The Problem Gambling Podcast S2 Episode 9 – Alternative ‘Safer Gambling Week’

Barry & Tony discuss suggestions for actions which the gambling industry could take, in order to create a ‘safer’ gambling environment. Co-hosted by addiction counsellors Barry Grant and Tony O’Reilly, from Extern Problem Gambling. The podcast is proudly sponsored by Gamban. If you would like to support the podcast and the frontline work of the …

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The Problem Gambling Podcast S2 Episode 8 – Interview with Former Betting Shop Manager- Pat Kennedy

Interview with former Betting Shop Manager, Pat Kennedy.  We discuss the changes in retail betting, since the late 1980s, as well as the impact of online gambling and the industry’s dependency on people who are addicted to gambling. Co-hosted by addiction counsellors Barry Grant and Tony O’Reilly, from Extern Problem Gambling. The podcast is proudly …

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The Problem Gambling Podcast S2 Episode 7 – Interview with Minal Jain, Co-Founder of RecoverMe App

Interview with Minal Jain, a co-founder of the RecoverMe App, which has been designed to help people in recovery from gambling problems, using CBT and Mindfulness approaches.  For a free  trial, go to their website.   Co-hosted by addiction counsellors Barry Grant and Tony O’Reilly, from Extern Problem Gambling.   The podcast is proudly sponsored by Gamban. …

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Where is My Mind? Episode 27: Jools Holland with the Scientist

In this episode, Niall is joined by TCD professor of immunology and rock god Professor Luke O’Neill to talk science, Luke’s brush with depression, the latest research on addiction, the pandemic, staying chilled out in the face of some serious pressure, and to play some tunes with his band, the Metabolics.Produced by Niall Breslin and …

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The Problem Gambling Podcast S2 Episode 6 – Interview with Rory O’Connor

Interview with stand-up comedian, author and creator of ‘Rory’s Stories’, Rory O’Connor.  Rory discusses his lived experience of a gambling problem, mental health issues, education, social media and the importance of the GAA in his life. Rory’s new autobiographical book, ‘Rory’s Story‘, is available now.   This episode is presented by Tony O’Reilly, an addiction …

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The Problem Gambling Podcast S2 Episode 5 – Interview with Jamie Smyth

Interview with Jamie Smyth, from Northern Ireland, discussing his lived experience of recovery from gambling addiction.  Jamie is a very vocal advocate for recovery and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.   This episode is presented by Barry Grant, an addiction counsellor with Extern Problem Gambling.   The podcast is proudly sponsored by …

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The Problem Gambling Podcast S2 Episode 4 – Interview with Jenna Mäkelä

Interview with Finnish Expert by Experience, Jenna Mäkelä, discussing her own lived experience of gambling addiction and recovery, as well as her work with Sosped. Presented by Tony O’Reilly and Barry Grant of the Extern Problem Gambling Project. The podcast is proudly sponsored by Gamban.   If you would like to support the podcast and …

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The Problem Gambling Podcast S2 Episode 3 – Interview with Niall McNamee

Interview with intercounty Gaelic Footballer, Niall McNamee, discussing his recovery from gambling addiction.  Niall is also a Director of sports apparel company, Twelves.   The podcast is presented by Tony O’Reilly and Barry Grant, addiction counsellors with the Extern Problem Gambling Project (formerly Problem Gambling Ireland). Proudly sponsored by Gamban.  www.problemgambling.ie www.extern.org 

The Problem Gambling Podcast S2 Episode 1 – Interview with Stephen Aupy from Gamban

An interview with Stephen Aupy, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Gamban.  We discuss how Gamban can be used as part of the addiction recovery process, by blocking access to online gambling sites and apps.   We also discuss the regulation of online gambling in Ireland, the UK and beyond.   Hosted by Barry Grant and Tony …

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The Problem Gambling Podcast Episode 10 – The 7 Year Anniversary of the Gambling Control Bill

In this week’s episode of the podcast, Tony and Barry discuss the Gambling Control Bill, which was published 7 years ago (July 15th 2013).  The Bill has not yet been enacted, meaning that Ireland remains without a Gambling Regulator or statutory funding of treatment, prevention and research services. A Blog post on this issue is …

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