Yaakov discusses how his gambling progressed from playing the pokies underage at a local pub to becoming a serious problem in his life before he turned 18. It affected his school, work, family and personal life. He found recovery in Gamblers Anonymous and after many years and a few busts has now built a contented life without needing to gamble. GA helped Yaakov to understand and overcome his addiction to gambling through the 12 Steps of recovery. He also found that the 12 Step program was not contrary to the underlying principles of his religion.
If you’re having trouble with gambling, or have a friend or family member that does, then maybe Gamblers Anonymous could help – phone (03) 9696 6108 or visit their website gaaustralia.org.au for information and to see a list of local meetings.
A podcast of an earlier interview with Yaakov was broadcast on 30th July 2020: https://www.3cr.org.au/livingfree/episode-202007301300/gamblers-anonymous-yaakov
Yaakov’s YouTube channel - My life as an orthodox Jewish compulsive addict in recovery link: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDMGQ3YpxnNEWyzv3rqFNYbq6eF4cxT9k
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