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      today is my first day to try and quit if i dont i will be dead very soon at moment ive no intention of living anymore. its come to a head now or never. my life has being around gambling since i was 12 years old its my main addiction i live a non excosting life every penny i have goes to gambling my state of mind is messed up now if i cant stop after many attempts its my life it will be attempting to end. just cant go on anyfeed back welcome.

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      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.

      And on that note….

      I’m going to hand you over to our community because I’m sure they will have some words of wisdom for you 🙂

      Take care

      The Gambling Therapy Team

      PS: Let me just remind you to take a look at our
      privacy policy and terms and conditions so you know how it all works!

    • #25166

      Hi Wayne
      I can hear the desperation in what you’re saying and I know many people using this site can remember a time when they felt just as you’ve described. Many of them are in a different frame of mind now because they’ve dedicated themselves to recovery and, although it can be a pretty BUMPY road from time to time, overall they are much happier and healthier having made that decision.
      I don’t know exactly where you’re from but I have added a list of places I think may be local to you because I think it’s important you get some face to face support as well as continuing to use our services as and when you need to:
      Or call:
      Dunlewey Substance Advice Centre – Ireland
      02890 611 162
      I hope you found something helpful in the above information and I also hope to see you in a group, on our forums and maybe one to one on our helpline soon.
      You’re not alone Wayne, come and talk to us when you’re ready.

    • #25167

      cheltenham starting today enough money to about feed myself, feeling very down and want to just go get drunk and gamble like hell forget this pain, everything ive done is banging in my head, ive no meds anymore to stop it, i keep picking horses in my head imaging the laugh il have when winning and drunk this will be the year i clean up. but sad reality is il know il be home by 5p.m drunk broke in more debt wanting to end it. my stomach has a know so tight in it it hurts, ive become paranoid about it all. feeling everyone hates me im worthless and il never be anything and im to old to change (im 40) ive done so much bad over years its flooding back after second day, im completedly lost. until later……..

    • #25168

      Hi Wayne.
      Things sound really low for you. But you have made a very good choice to come to this site. Please slow down as much as you can and try to take one small step at a time in a direction that will do you good. Forty is not too old to change. Use the support, advice and friendship you can find here to start a better future, One Day At A Time ( or even one moment at a time).
      Every good wish at this important time in your life.

      Monique (Gambling Therapy Team)

    • #25169

      well i gave in today on cheltenham going to bed start again from then to tired

    • #25170

      Do not be afraid to come back and start over, no matter what has happened.

      Wishing you courage and determination,


    • #25171

      Hi Wayne, I am sorry to read that you gave in. But, I wanted you to know that you helped me not to gamble yesterday. I was thinking that I wanted to go gambling and that I probably would follow through on that thought. I went on the computer in the morning. My fingers just kind of automatically type in Gambling Therapy. I read your post and could tell how much you were struggling not to gamble. I felt ashamed of myself because I wasn’t really struggling, and I was simply going to make the decision to gamble. You also made me think about my first days on GT and how each day was such a struggle not to gamble. After my first post, I gambled again after only one day. I did come back, like you, and posted. By the way, it takes courage to do so…so you should congratulate yourself for that. Someone told me, I think it was Cat, that any gamble-free day was a good one. You had one gamble-free day, and you should congratulate yourself for that too! Even if it is only one hour. Recovery is a process, a journey. Unique to each individual. With your first post, you began this journey. Do not give up, giving up gambling. You can do this! We are here for you and we will never, ever judge you. You have many friends here. Help us reach out to you because we do care.

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