Bright Lights: what one woman’s 25-year gambling addiction really cost



‘Sharon’ has been addicted to poker machines ‘pokies’ since they first arrived in Australia in 1992.
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Through this animated documentary, she reveals the devastating impact gambling has had on her life. Her story culminates with an incident that pushes her over the edge: an encounter with her seven-year-old daughter and her precious piggy bank.

Warning – viewers may find the content of this film distressing. In the UK and Ireland, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org or jo@samaritans.ie. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org

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