Andrew J. Schreier

Talking Addiction & Recovery

Andrew J. Schreier

  • Episode 116: Can We Get a Number?

Episode 116: Can We Get a Number?

Monday 8th July 2024

Discover why it's so hard to find a gambling helpline and what can be done about it in this eye-opening episode with Andrew J. Schreier.
27 minutes

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Why Can't We Get a Gambling Helpline?

Episode Overview

  • The difficulty of finding a dedicated gambling helpline.
  • Apple TV's resource page lacks gambling support.
  • Stark statistics on gambling and suicide rates.
  • The need for better visibility and support for gambling issues.
  • A call to action for professionals to provide gambling resources.
People who are impacted by gambling deserve at minimum a phone number to call or a website to visit
Ever wondered why it's so hard to find a phone number for gambling support? In this episode, host Andrew J. Schreier dives into the frustrating reality of how difficult it can be to get a dedicated helpline for gambling issues. With today's tech and resources, you'd think it would be easy, but that's not the case.
Andrew shares his own experience of discovering this gap while exploring Apple TV's resource page, which offers support for various issues but leaves out gambling entirely. This episode is a passionate call to action for better visibility and support for those affected by gambling. Andrew highlights the stark statistics and the need for a simple phone number like 800-GAMBLER to be more accessible.
He also touches on the broader issue of how gambling support is often overlooked in many professional settings, including mental health and substance abuse counselling. By sharing personal anecdotes and professional insights, Andrew aims to raise awareness and push for change. If you've ever felt frustrated by the lack of resources for gambling or know someone who might benefit from this discussion, this episode is a must-listen.
Let's work together to make sure everyone has access to the help they need.