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    • #52388
      applebeeboy
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      Hello. My name is A. J. from Nigeria. I am in a serious gambling debt of 1.2 million naira – 3908.40 USD. I used my fees for it and I have to pay for it. I used my fees last year but my parents found out and repaid (2.7 million naira – 8793.90 USD). Now, I cant tell them about it. I am scared and need help! This is also destroying my education. I am afraid and cant tell my parents because I might get disowned with no money. My parents keep sending my brother to come check on the money but I find a way to scam him or lie to him. I considered suicide yesterday but didn’t because it will cause my family so much tragedy. I don’t want to see my mother cry like the last time I sold my phone because of this and lost. bout a phone also sold it and lost again. I don’t have a job and I am a student. Please what should I do?

    • #52389
      dunc
      Participant

      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 🙂

      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!

    • #52390
      applebeeboy
      Participant

      I told my parents about my problem and they were a bit mad at me. I made sure I requested for a ban from the gambling site. I gambled and it cost me. I am trying to recover, finding a new hobby to involve myself in.

    • #52391
      amg077
      Participant

      It is great that your parents were not so mad.

      Now stop gambling ever, It is the best advice I can give you!

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