Tagged: gambling addiction
5 October 2023 at 6:18 pm #182116
Many companies recommended this wonderful forum to me for discussing my gambling problem. Compulsive gambling addiction has destroyed my life, and I have lost all my money and am in debt. The support of friends and fantastic organizations has been helpful in addressing the issue, but there is no financial support, and I am currently unemployed.
5 October 2023 at 6:55 pm #182123velvetModerator
I am pleased that you have found this site, it is indeed a wonderful place to share your problem and seek support.
You have, however, arrived in the Friends and Family forum so I will ensure that you are transferred to the ‘My Journal’ forum which is there for you.
I wish you well and look forward to following your progress
31 October 2023 at 12:50 pm #183032
Unfortunately, he did not receive any support. Gambling addiction ruined my life and I lost all my money. No assistance is provided. The lives of weak people don’t mean anything
31 October 2023 at 4:42 pm #183036velvetModerator
The lives of people with the addiction to gamble matter very much on this site – it is the reason we are here.
In this forum, in our groups and on our Helpline we offer the tools to help you control your addiction – it has worked for thousands. Our Gambler groups are facilitated by Charles who he will understand you and support you.
The gambling addiction will have ruined a lot of things in your life but it is never too late to change – I know because I have seen lives transformed.
Having the courageous to face your addiction and learning how to control it is the only way forward. Learning how to control it can be found here, in our groups, on our Helpline or in the Gordon Moody rehab. Have you tried GA (gamblers anonymous) who also have great success in supporting those who struggle with this addiction. You are not alone Wailben, keep seeking the right support, it is available
What this site does not do, is offer financial support as that would not give you the necessary tools to stop gambling – you would soon be back where you are now but deeper in debt. The addiction to gamble is fed by financial enablement making it worse.
You are in the right forum now and will be being heard by others who understand you and have faced similar challenges.
I wish you well
31 October 2023 at 6:00 pm #183041
I appreciate your message Velvet .
, I stopped gambling more than 4 months ago, after it had ruined my life, and I grew to despise anything related to gambling. However, I am currently suffering. I don’t have a job, and I don’t own anything, coming from a poor family. I lost all my money, $77,000, on the website xxxxxxxxxx For the past 4 months, I’ve been trying to find a loan to start a project, but unfortunately, all the banks require collateral. I feel increasingly worthless day by day, and it seems that you only help people from the United Kingdom. As for others, gambling companies take our money and leave us to fend for ourselves, without caring, unfortunately.
- This reply was modified 1 month ago by charles. Reason: Edited to remove the name of a gambling site
2 November 2023 at 7:07 pm #183127charlesModerator
If you can connect to one of the groups here, on either a Wednesday or Thursday evening UK time, we can look at some of your options. You are welcome in any of the groups regardless of where you are in the world. Hopefully see you in a group soon.
3 November 2023 at 12:05 pm #183157
I need help. I am in a very difficult situation. Please help me. Where can I find these groups?
3 November 2023 at 12:55 pm #183160sarahluna88Participant
I hope youre still here to find Support youre looking for. I’m writing nearly every day at the moment. When you want to talk more about this topic, i’m happy to get a response from you 🙂
5 November 2023 at 9:17 pm #184104charlesModerator
Here is a link to the support groups here. https://www.gamblingtherapy.org/support/about-support-groups/
Alternatively at the top of the page click on “Support” then on “About Support Groups.”
You have a lot of support available, both here and elsewhere.
7 November 2023 at 12:04 pm #184180
my life has faded and ended. It has been over 4 months, and I am seeking support. Gambling companies told me that you provide support. However, up to this moment, there has been no support and no communication. Even the live chat told me that you are only available in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, I am going through a difficult time, and there is no one to talk to or help me
7 November 2023 at 7:22 pm #184190marcusmaximusParticipant
You can access the support groups on here. Follow the links after you log in. I can definitely recommend them.
I am in recovery and I have also found reading other peoples posts plus getting my thoughts out there in my own posts very useful.
The early days and weeks are very tough for sure but it definitely can get better if you stay away from gambling.
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