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The Silent Addiction

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: When we talk about addiction, we often focus on substance abuse. In truth, there are people addicted to behaviors and habits that can cause just as much damage to their lives as drugs or alcohol.
Air Date: 12/18/17
Duration: 25:55
Guest Bio: Catherine Townsend-Lyon
Catherine-LyonRecovery Advocate and Gambling Expert, Catherine Townsend-Lyon, is the best-selling Author of her shocking debut memoir, Addicted To Dimes, Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat.

She has fast become well known in the addiction and recovery communities. In her book, shares a raw, unedited and haunting past of gambling addiction. She lives dual diagnosed with mental health challenges, childhood trauma, and is an abuse survivor. Her life mission is helping others recover as she advocates the 'personal side' about these critical issues to Shatter Stigma, Raise Awareness, and Educate the public, and those who have been "touched" by the same.

Another mission is to spread HOPE to others looking to recover and warn that suicide is not an option or answer for someone with a gambling addiction.

"I'm just a regular woman who wanted to share in memoir form my personal story about a hush, hush addiction. I am not famous, rich, nor a reality star which doesn't interest me. I want to share what I've been through so the public can have more understanding of a problem and gambling addiction, and how devastating and cunning this disease is as it devastates your life and how you can recover!"
  • Book Title: Addicted To Dimes, Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/AddictedToDimesAuthorCatherineLyon
  • Guest Twitter Account: @LUV_Recovery
The Silent Addiction
When we talk about addiction, we often focus on substance abuse.

In truth, there are people addicted to behaviors and habits that can cause just as much damage to their lives as drugs or alcohol.

Catherine Townsend-Lyon understands this all too well. For years, she was addicted to gambling, what she calls “a hush addiction.”

Catherine shares her story of how she was able to free herself from this crippling addiction and how she uses this experience to help others get on the path to recovery, even when all hope seems lost.
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