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From Addict to Advocate: A Personal Story


On Wednesday 28th June we ran, ‘From Addict to Advocate: A Personal Story’ , where Aaron Abbott, Business Manager at Morgan Hunt, shared his story from gambling addiction to setting up a social enterprise education young people on the dangers of gambling.

We discuss:

  • Aaron’s background and what triggered his gambling addiction
  • The impact of addiction on mental health
  • Coping tips and strategies for gambling addiction
  • The roles of parents and employers in addressing and preventing gambling addiction
  • Steps society must take to tackle this issue


Watch the full recording below


Further Gambling Information

Signs of Problem Gambling

  • Borrowing money to gamble of pay off debts
  • Unpaid bills and debt
  • Unexplained absences from work or social occasions
  • Being secretive about gambling habits
  • Lying to conceal the extent of gambling
  • Swings in mood or behaviour
  • Preoccupied with gambling and unable to stop
  • Spend increased time gambling online or in-store
  • Bragging about gambling – highlighting wins, not discussing losses
  • Losing interest in past times and hobbies
  • Gambling stake increases
  • Chasing losses


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