Originally posted by paul315My Answers to Gamblers Anonymous’ Twenty Questions:
" … I answered yes to more then the seven that seams to be the cut off, so I guess that I am a compulsive gambler in need of help. … To tell the truth, I didn’t have to take the test to know. …"
Revisiting Gamblers Anonymous’ Twenty Questions:
During each GA meeting we are encouraged to constantly review the aspects of their program. One of which is the "Twenty Questions"; I had understode this to mean, ask the questions anew with answers pertaining to your now "gambling free" life vs. your past one. These results would show the progress you have made. In fact, this may be what this process is for.
Last night at a meeting I answered these questions still using my past as the bases. The results were the same as my first test, the conclusion had not changed; I am still a Compulsive Gambler. And as I said in my first post, "To tell the truth, I didn’t have to (re)take the test to know". However, retaking this test did reaffirm my need for my continuing daily commitment and pledge, not to gamble today, and my need for the support I find here.
Thank you Fellow Gamblers for taking my hand, for understanding, and being my friend.
"Fellow gambler, take my hand;
I’m your friend, I understand.
I’ve known your guilt, your shame, remorse;
I’ve borne the burden of your cross.
I found a friend who offered ease;
He suffered, too, with this disease.
Although he had no magic cure,
He showed how we could endure.
We walked together side by side;
We spoke of things we had to hide.
We told of sleepless nights and debts,
Of broken homes and lies and threats.
And so my weary gambler friend,
Please take this hand that I extend.
Take one more chance on something new,
Another gambler helping you."
"Day Two is Still a Day Away" – With the help of a Higher Power, My 3G’s – God, GA, and GT, I will not have to relive a Day 2.
— 10/6/2009 2:01:52 PM: post edited by paul315.