The Hidden Addiction Podcast

by New York Council on Problem Gambling

Hello and welcome to the Hidden Addiction Podcast. This podcast is brought to you by the New York Council on Problem Gambling. Across New York state we have 7 resource centers dedicated to connecting individuals to care. We are here to increase awareness about problem gambling and advocate for support services for persons adversely affected by problem gambling. Problem Gambling is defined as risking something of value on a g ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • Conversaciones en español

    Conversaciones en español

    En este episodio de Adicciones Ocultas nos acompañan Martha Dolmo y Albert Aponte del Programa Construyendo Puentes. En este podcast hablamos sobre el juego entre la población hispana, cómo se percibe y normaliza el juego de azar. También se hablara de cómo y donde obtener ayuda si usted o un familiar tiene dificultades con los juegos de azar y las apuestas.

  • Veterans & First Responders

    Veterans & First Responders

    In this episode of The Hidden Addiction Podcast we bring to light the unique gambling challenges veterans and first responders face and how we can support them in their struggle to address gambling harm. We are joined by our guests Alyson Lemard, LCSW-R from the Brooklyn VA Medical Center and Jason M. Palamara, Director, Veteran & First Responder Engagement at Forge VFR. If you or someone you love is having difficulty with their gambling, know that help is available: For 24/7 support and referral to problem gambling community-based services, please contact The NYS OASAS HOPELINE, at 1-877-846-7369 or text 467369. To find your local Problem Gambling Resource Center visit Brooklyn VA: (718) 836-6600 Manhattan VA: (212) 686-7500 Jason's Contact – Forge Health Direct: (646) 777-2350 Office: (888) 224-7312 Suicide & Crisis Helpline - 988

  • Voluntary Self Exclusion Program in New York State

    Voluntary Self Exclusion Program in New York State

    Join us as we talk with Amy McBride, Assistant Director of Prevention and Special Programs as we discuss what voluntary self exclusion is. We will talk about the process in New York State as well as the new VSE program and how it can be a support to those who may be struggling with gambling harm. VSE Program Contact:

  • Celebrating Recovery Month

    Celebrating Recovery Month

    On this episode we talk with Justina Ferrara, NYCPG Assistant Director, Bureau of Treatment and Recovery about Recovery Month! Listen to learn more about what NYCPG is doing for Recovery Month, as well as how you can get involved. For more information about recovery month email Justina at or visit our website at To look for resources and support visit

  • Back To School: Important Conversations

    Back To School: Important Conversations

    This episode we talk with Brandy, Bureau Director of Prevention and Special Programs at NYCPG about our college aged students. With the increase in access and availability to gambling it's important to talk with our college aged students about the risks of gambling. NYCPG College