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#52435
hambone
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I know how you feel. I spent the better part of the last 10 years gambling. I played huge stakes. I liked, cheated and stole to fund my addiction. It was all about the rush. Do you know what it felt like to win or lose $5000 while pushing my kids on the swing and no one knowing?

It’s been almost 3 months since I bet. At first, I had a REALLY hard time adjusting to life after gambling. I felt bored, nothing to give me the thrill. I kept reminding myself how sick I felt after each loss, how much I always used to tell myself I’d do anything to have this all go away. I put my energy into a second job. I mapped out all the debt I accrued over the years and have an Excel document with my plan. Whenever I feel sad or miss the rush, I check where I’m at and it reminds me to stay focused.