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3 June 2005 at 6:43 pm #7359ClarityKeymaster
I went to Las vegas several times and lost thousands of dollars in USA currency. I am a gambling addict and lost money on craps. I really want to stop but sometimes it play trick in my mind. It tell me to gamble more and dont give up. I am hurting try to battle this gambling addiction. Please tell me what to do. The only time I dont think about gambling is when I am asleep. The minute I woke up I will think about gambling try yo find, where can I get money to gamble.
3 June 2005 at 6:44 pm #7360AnonymousGuest
It sounds as if you need to talk to someone about your addiction to gambling.If you make contact with http://www.gamblingtherapy.org ,they will be able to offer you the links to the help and support that may benefit you.
4 June 2005 at 1:30 pm #7361AnonymousGuest
I am a recovering compulsive gambler and I’ve found getting counselling here on-line has really helped. My ‘gambling’ head is not winning the arguements as often now.
8 June 2005 at 3:04 pm #7362AnonymousGuest
JSUT WANT TO SAY I USED THE CHAT ROOM YESTERDAY BEFORE IWENT TO MY 2ND EVER GA MEETING AND FOUND IT V USEFUL – MORE PEOPLE WITHTHE SAME PROBLEMS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS SITE
8 June 2005 at 3:06 pm #7363AnonymousGuest
Hi Justin – yes you’re right. I’m sure once people get to know where to find it things will really take off?
8 June 2005 at 3:08 pm #7364AnonymousGuest
is gambling therapy linked to GA in any way? the 2 organisations? jsut that i mentioned it at the GA meeting and they didnt seem to be aware?
8 June 2005 at 3:19 pm #7365AnonymousGuest
Hi again I think they are separate. Gordon House is a voluntary organisation as far as I know. I might be wrong though.
The gambling therapy home page might tell you more?
P.S. This is what it says on part of the page.
This site is provided and managed by the professional problem gambling therapists at the Gordon House Association, a specialist charity helping people with compulsive gambling problems.
8 June 2005 at 6:39 pm #7366AnonymousGuest
Hi Justin so pleased you found the chat room of some use to you and
please connect again if we can be of any further help. Remember you are no longer alone.
Take care and stay strong
8 June 2005 at 8:15 pm #7367AnonymousGuest
Hi Justin, Lorr…
I think GA is an organisation that’s run by its members… it’s not associated with Gordon House, or Gamcare, but of course at some level they must know about each other, they just don’t work together.
Gambling Therapy is run by Gordon House… most of the volunteers are people who have been helped by Gordon House in the past, and it’s managed by Gordon House counsellors.
When I was setting up Gambling Therapy I did have some emails with someone from GA, but then they didn’t reply. For myself, I’m very happy if GA groups want to use this forum, and I wish they all knew about GT… but no-one’s pushing it. The problem with GT is that it’s not got funding to advertise itself – it’s more or less running on empty.
I’d be really pleased if GA started to use this forum. If they wanted I could start a GA section… ? What do you think?
8 June 2005 at 11:22 pm #7368AnonymousGuest
***** Tony – it seems a bit of a nonsense really that these associations don’t collaborate in some way. I mean the goal is to help people…..
Perhaps a local printer would sponser some labels to be printed for G/H?
I know when I used to go to the casino there was a sticker on the cash machine etc from Gam care…..
Perhaps there could be fund raisers?
I might be way off on this?
I’m just throwing out ideas.
Having just read the Background information about
Gambling Therapy – I can see that my suggestions are a bit primitive……….
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