During my twenties I suffered from a crippling gambling addiction. It led to a myriad of problems; financial debt, relationship breakups and terrible mental health. For over 10 years I constantly lied to my friends and family, hiding my addiction in plain sight.
Earlier this year my local community lost a young man due to gambling related suicide. It had a devastating impact and, in his memory, it spurred me to release a podcast about my gambling addiction story. It was a nerve-wracking experience, but received lots of support and encouragement from friends, family and strangers across the world.
From there - and with the help of my brother - I started The Invisible Addiction Podcast & Vlog to raise awareness of problem gambling and to highlight the effects of addiction to younger people.
The aim is to help people going through a similar experience and potentially help save lives.
Wishing you well.