Thanks for your post.
Yes, I think the way out revolves around self discipline.
I can show self discipline and patience in some areas of life.
However with gambling I cannot, one bet leads to another. I cannot just walk away.
So to not have that first bet is so important. To be strong and say no, be fully aware of the consequences and not be complacent, to find something else to distract our thoughts.
It’s a bit crazy, we are the masters of our own downfall. But we can be the masters of our recovery and regrowth.
Take care all.