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    I have lost a few thousand recently and after that said no more. I lost 100 then got that back days later then i said no more. I basicaly tell myself no more then think just one you have to win and when i do i try for more and lose more i havent a job or a good home life at the moment and feel my life is going no where if i could just have one big win i could sort so many things out is what i think



    Hello and thanks for starting a thread in the Gambling Therapy forums

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    My gambling addiction started when I was 13 with scratch tickets and bingo. When I turned 18 it was vlts. I’m almost 40 years old and I can’t seem to remember that I’ll lose everything. I’m always broke and behind on bills. I’ve borrowed from friends to pay bills or took advances then I blow it on vlts. I’m a escape gambler and wish for that big win.. But really It would be a big win to stop gambling. Even if I win I can’t leave.. So I lose everything anyway. I’m not in major debt maybe a few thousand.. But I have nothing and feel like I’m addicted to losing money. I can’t seem to remember what happens and this cycle doesn’t stop. This is my first real step.. I need to remember that all my money needs to go to bills and that I never win. I want to change and stop my addiction and live a healthier life.


    i’m 27 and in a similar boat, always broke even though I have a sound incomme


    Hi Rajivkumar and welcome to the forum.

    Can I ask that you go to the My Journal Froum and start your own thread there? Just scroll down to the bottom of that forum and click on New Topic.

    You will get a lot of feedback and support. You will also see from the other stories there the sort of things that you can do that will help you stop gambling.

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