I have been gambling for the last 5 years on fobt machines and I used to work in a betting shop which triggered this addiction. I know i am addicted and yet i know all of the answers to stop doing it but still cant? I understand it is about controlling the urges and money management but when i have money i cant handle it, it seems that is has to go to roulette i feel like if it doesnt i am carrying a heavy burden. when i play it is such a rush which im sure is very common, it is not practical to exclude myself as there are many shops, losing money now just seems the normal but it is hurting people around me and i know this cannot go any longer, any hints tips would be appreciated. many thanks. nick.One day you may win, but ultimately you are just lending the money!
Hi Nick Thank you for posting on the Gambling Therapy forum. As you are a GB resident you are entitled to free online support through the Gamcare website at http://www.gamcare.org.uk/ . You could also consider residential treatment which you can find out more about by following the below link: http://www.gordonmoody.org.uk/ As Gambling Therapy are unable to support people from Great Britain can I suggest that you now copy and paste your post into one of the Gamcare forums where you will receive responses from others in a similar situation to you from all over Great Britain. You can also access online or face to face group support through Gamblers Anonymous: http://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/ We wish you well in your recovery. Kind Regards The Gambling Therapy Team
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nick1988- i am in the same situation. The buzz you get when you play the fobt is something else and i have realised that i do not want to go through the humiliating procedure of self exclusion. I would get a new interest, i decided to replace the time i spent playing the FOTB with martial arts. I have found myself in a better place now, no longer weighed down by the burden of a gambling addiction.Life is too short.