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#24202
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Hello again and it is good you managed 24 hours… although you have started again don’t give up. use this point to be your stopping point. Just start over. If you are losing money via internet gambling why not try a blocker on your computer like bet filter or K9 i think its called? These will block the sites from your computer.
Start over, find some things to put into your day don’t just sit there thinking of gambling or not gambling as this only leads to urges, try to find some things to do. Do something you have wanted to do for a while but put off, clean, cook , watch movies, read, fix things, wash the car, go for a walk, talk to a friend, eat something really delicious, do a puzzle, crossword, go to the movies, watch a dvd, write a list of all the things you would like to do that don’t involve gambling. As soon as that first thought comes into your mind grab onto something else and start focusing on that. Urges will always pass, it just takes waiting them out a little. Put off the desire to gamble for ten minutes, it won’t hurt you.. then another ten minutes and so on.. Use this time now to try to stop. See if there is a gamblers anonymous meeting in your area. The days will add up and you will start to feel better. Hang on and don’t let go, if you fall down get back up but don’t give up on giving up….

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