Lemons and Pineapples

Episode 9: Lessons in Recovery: Life After a Gambling Addiction with Mark Phillips

October 12, 2023 Emma O'Brien Season 1 Episode 9
Lemons and Pineapples
Episode 9: Lessons in Recovery: Life After a Gambling Addiction with Mark Phillips
Show Notes

Lessons in Recovery: Rebuilding Life After a Gambling Addiction

Why do addictions start? What causes a person to take an occasional bet through to a full blown gambling addiction? How do you recover when the addiction tears your life apart?

In this episode I talk to recovering gambling addict Mark Phillips about why he started gambling and what it took for him to stop.

We talk about:

  • The circumstances that created his gambling addiction
  • How a gambler's brain works
  • Healthy & unhealthy ways to get a dopamine hit
  • The mindset shifts Mark made to kick his gambling habit
  • The effect his addiction had on his life and marriage
  • How getting help from a psychologist was so powerful
  • Taking the positive lessons from a very difficult set of life experiences
  • Where he's at now, having been in recovery for over four years


I'm incredibly grateful for Mark sharing his story so vulnerably in this episode.

Connect with Mark and find out more about his radio show and podcast here.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a gambling addiction, please get in touch with Gamblers Anonymous here.



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