I agree Micky that once I start gambling, I’m hooked. Even when I succumb to the thought there is very little that would stop me going ahead and self destructing, but there will ALWAYS be a period, even if it’s only for a split second that I will have the option to turn away. For me it is the Grace of God working in that split second that saves me. Left to my own human weakness, I would be doomed. Every time I gamble, I reject that “grace”.