11 January 2023 at 4:23 pm #169511sydalParticipant
Hi guys. I’m a 40 year old male with two kids and a great family life. Years ago I used to gamble on the machines in casinos bookie’s etc. I’d blow loads of money trying to get back my losses. When all the money was gone I’d be depressive and really low and angry. Thankfully all them years ago I was able to nip it in the bud. Unfortunately recently I have started playing machines again, always slots, I’m not talking any great amount of cash £30/£40 quid mainly but what worries me is the fact when I start I find it hard to stop. I also started buying scratch cards and lottery numbers. Maybe there is a pattern emerging. As this like other addictions is a progressive illness I’m ready to stop before it gets out of hand. I’m a truck driver and the motorway services are full of these machines that you can even use your debit card on. I think this is crazy. I also spend allot of time on boats which are also full of these machines. I understand that by no means have I a serious problem but I do see a pattern. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
11 January 2023 at 4:24 pm #169513DuncKeymaster
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.
As well as the forums New Members are invited to join Charles in the New Members Practical Advice Group On Mondays at 21:00 (UK) and Thursday at 19:00(UK)
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 🙂
The Gambling Therapy Team
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.