Get practical support with your gambling problem Forum Recovery Tools Can’t look at a game without wanting to bet

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    migouch
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    Hi All – I finally came to the conclusion last week that I am in fact addicted to gambling. In the space of three years, I’ve managed to lose £18k and stake a total of over £500k on exchange sites.

    I always knew I was down but it wasn’t until I asked all the bookie websites for my full account statements that I was able to see the real damage. My fiance knows all of this and I opened up to her that I had this problem. Thankfully she is here to support me through it but I am struggling to fully walk away from this completely. I love been able to place £5 accas at the weekend but I know to get past any potential slip I need to leave gambling 100%.

    I feel like accepting this addiction problem is a step in the right direction but in the last week I’ve still placed a few £5 accumulators and I’ve hidden this from my partner. I love Football and I want to get back to the place where I can watch a game without thinking of the odds but it’s tough. Can anyone offer any help on where to start?

    £18k is a house deposit – thankfully I haven’t lost everything but I need to put something in place to ever letting myself come close to that in the future.

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    charles
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    Hi Migouch and welcome to the site. It looks as if your post seems to have been missed here. Can I suggest that you copy and paste it into a new thread in the My Journal Forum? It is a much busier forum and you will get more feedback and support there.

    You can stop gambling, I promise you.

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