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      Hello, my name is Marko and I have a gambling problem.

      First of all I want to say that english is not my native language and I’m writing this topic on my mobile so please forgive me for my mistakes.

      Everything started in January this year, my friends were always hanging out in a bookie where they would watch a game of football so I started going with them. At halftimes they would play a game called greek kino. We were then going everyday just to play kino. I won a few times and got hooked instantly so were my friends. As the time passed I started playing big. I was still 17 at the moment.
      When I turned 18 I started playing roullete. That’s were all of my money went and I felt like I was loosing grasp there. But I did nothing. At the time I didn’t care much but then then bigger things started to happen. While my parents were away I stole about 700euros and lost on roullete. I soon started borrowing money from my friends to finance my gambling. I lost alot of friends and most of them changed their view on me. I even borrowed money from my girlfriend and didn’t gave it back to her. I tried everything, slots, football matches, roullete… I even sold my moms rings and earings, stole my grandmas neckless, I really did some horrible stuff and I don’t think it’s over.
      I am a 18 year old guy who lost thousands of euros on gambling and I owe around 300euros to couple of my friends. There is so much situations that I am not proud of. This is not even the half of the story but the immportant parts are there.
      I ruined this period of my life and I don’t want to ruin the rest of it. I want to change. (sorry for grammar mistakes, my english is not the best)

    • #32055

      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

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