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      Hi, I’ve recently become compulsively addicted to FOBT, as o write this I’ve just lost £600. I won £400 at lunch and was on my way home when I walked out he train station and stared pumping money into a FOBT. I feel like an.absoktely idiot, that money was to help me pay off my credit cards. I am amazed how out of control I’ve got within a few months. These machines shouldn’t be allowed on the high street. How can I lose £600 in an hour and no one from behind he counter ask if I’m OK. Its ridiculous. I’ve finally had enough and want to quit but I dont want to disappoint my family or gf. Is there anyone who can offer me support and maybe some tips for giving up?

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      Hello and thanks for starting a thread in the Gambling Therapy forums

      Here at Gambling Therapy we pride ourselves on being a caring and diverse online community who can help and support you with the difficulties you’re currently facing. We understand that this might be a tough time for you, particularly if you’re new to recovery, so come here as often as you need to and participate in the forums, access online groups and connect to the live advice helpline if you need one to one support. We’re in this together!

      Here on the forum you can share your experiences in a safe, supportive and accepting environment. The beauty of writing it all down is that you can take your time and you will be creating a record of your progress that you can look back on if it ever feels like you’re not moving forward. So, share as much or as little as you like but do try to stick to keeping just one thread in this forum so people know where to find you if they want to be updated on your progress or share something with you.

      And on that note….

      I’m going to hand you over to our community because I’m sure they will have some words of wisdom for you 🙂

      Take care

      The Gambling Therapy Team

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    • #30398

      Hi Jimbo,

      Well done on looking for help.

      I hope you will have been reading some of the other stories here. You will have seen a lot of stories similar to your own. You will also have seen the success stories – what are they doing that you could apply to your own situation?

      How about getting yourself banned from the bookies and arcades you pass on the way home? How about only carrying the cash you need on a daily basis? If you only have enough money on you for lunch then you can’t gamble those sort of sums. You could even take sandwiches.

      Try and talk to your family and girlfriend? Do they know it’s been a problem in the past? This time you wont be just presenting the problem; you will be showing them the positive actions you are taking to start dealing with it.

      Keep posting and let us know the positive steps you are taking.

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