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    • #164425

      I started gambling when I was 18 now im 21.
      Back in the days it all started with some slots, not much but it made fun. There was never a problem I gambled once in a while maybe every 3 months. At the Age of 19 I discovered online slots and thats where it all began. After a short time i won like 1000. That was a lot of money at that time but no week later it was all gone. At that point I started to chase wins like this and it ended up very bad. One year later I lost all of my savings and finally decided to tell my family about my gambling problem. It was the most diffucult but best thing to do for me, i quit right at that point.
      Now over a year later I’m here once again. A Month ago I started to gamble again. I really dont know why there wasnt any trigger. Now im totally ashamed of myself and dont know what to do.
      That gambling free year was the best of my life I will do everything to get to that point again and finally be free.

    • #164447

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

      Here at Gambling Therapy we pride ourselves on being a caring and diverse online community who can help and support you with the difficulties you’re currently facing. We understand that this might be a tough time for you, particularly if you’re new to recovery, so come here as often as you need to and participate in the forums, access online groups and connect to the live advice helpline if you need one to one support. We’re in this together!

      Here on the forum you can share your experiences in a safe, supportive and accepting environment. The beauty of writing it all down is that you can take your time and you will be creating a record of your progress that you can look back on if it ever feels like you’re not moving forward. So, share as much or as little as you like but do try to stick to keeping just one thread in this forum so people know where to find you if they want to be updated on your progress or share something with you.

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      Take care
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    • #164463

      Today’s day 1 of trying to stay away from gambling.
      To be honest I tried to gamble but I could resist at the last second. Now im here to write an update, that helps me to stay strong.
      I visited a good friend today and I’m now off to study.
      It is really tough to not gamble but im doing my best. I will study for the rest of the day and tomorrow I’m back at work.
      Keep you updated

    • #164763

      Day 1 again, I relapsed this week. Nothing more to say. I’m dissapointed.
      Have to go on a work trip next week, I’m really excited about it, it will keep me busy.

    • #164768

      Occupying yourself in activities and keep yourself busy is great. That will keep the gambling thoughts away.

    • #165014

      Hello risingphoenix,
      thank you for your words!
      Today is day is day 5 and im feeeling well.
      Yesterday i finally told my family it was one of the hardest things to do but it feels good.

    • #165309

      Today is day 9,
      still holding on but its hard i made some debt not that much but its going to be rough a couple of months. The urge to gamble is stil there because i still think i can win back my money. But im trying to stay strong and I know its not the right way to get money.
      Will keep you updated.

    • #166014

      Glad to hear you have confessed to family. It is the most difficult step but a very important one. Now you need to work on staying gamble free- one day at a time!

    • #166132

      Glad to hear you have confessed to family. It is the most difficult step but a very important one. Now you need to work on staying gamble free- one day at a time!

    • #166029

      I’m sorry to hear that I was in the same situation.

    • #168181

      I hope you found help and are doing well.

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