Hi Colleen – I believe we met last night at GA. Your story is very similar to mine. Life does go on. I had to leave a job that I loved back in 1997 after taking a large amount of money over a several years. I spent 150 days in work release and actually started in GA around 1998 or 9. I would like to say that I learned something and life changed for me but even smart people have to find their own path to recovery and I took the long way. I came to GA in 2001 again and celebrated my one year, was cured and started believing that I could gamble like a normal person again. I finally decided to lock the revolving door of GA 11/30/2008 and have been coming back every since. I no longer entertain the thoughts of a big win. Your story was very important to me in that it reminded me of my story and how I felt when I was in the position of explaining to my family why I no longer had the job that I held for many years. I hope you do not mind me posting and keep coming back. Use the phone list.
Winning a jackpot will never be life changing, but gambling compulsively is for me.– 8/16/2010 3:32:43 PM: post edited by Gloria M.