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    I am not sure where to start, I have never done anything like this before so please bear with me. I am 40 yrs old, male, from USA, Ohio to be exact. I have come to a point in my life where gambling has taken over, specifically slot machines at a local casino. This all started almost 4 years ago, when my wife informed me that she wanted a divorce. I was devastated emotionally, and alone, and so I went into the casino to "take my mind off things" well, forward 4 years, and I have lost nearly every penny I have earned in that time to the casino, most weeks my paycheck is gone within hours of it hitting my bank, and I live the week broke. I am worn out, I have nothing at all to my name besides an old car, I have a decent enough job but its gotten to the point that I feel like I am working to gamble. I have no friends aside from one that gambles at the same level I do, so I know that in order for me to survive I will have to cut ties until he sorts things out himself. I need help to beat this, I want to beat it, I need to, but I have tried on my own before and failed, so thats why I am here, to seek out some advice and counsel from those in the same boat as I. I am proud to say I didnt gamble today, but I am scared for tommorrow as its payday and the temptations that will hold.

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