17 January 2020 at 8:56 pm #808217 January 2020 at 8:56 pm #8083
I FOUND THE CURE FOR GAMBLING ADDICTION
I have been gambling for 5 years non-stop, I became quite quickly addicted. I have probably lost about £190k the last 5 years, I have lost my partner and a few friends, my confidence, self-loathing stepped in, many times went to sleep so hungry…because I didn’t buy food, I’d rather had to feed my addiction…
And after searching ways how to quit, visiting psychologists, looked into medicines, using amethyst (suppose to help with addiction), reading all kinds of books, YouTube videos, inspirational speakers, getting more and more frustrated because I couldn’t stop. I’ve even tried EFT and it didn’t work, My confidence have gone and was feeling so ashamed, how I could accomplish anything but can’t overcome this awful and evil addiction, I felt suicidal…but thank goodness I didn’t do anything stupid… all of you who are reading this knows what goes through our thoughts…
But I have found the solution to my gambling addiction problems.
I hope many of you will be reading this because this have saved my life.
I want to thank Allen Carr’s easy way to quit gambling book for saving my life, I have finished the book, and I have no desire to ever gamble again and it was so easy…genuine…I have now also read Allen Carr’s easy to quit smoking, and I have successfully quit smoking, also Allen Carr’s easy way to lose weight now, I have got rid of my food addiction. My brain is recovering and I feel healthy and my brain is almost back to normal dopamine function…I was so scared that I will become scritso because of addiction and the damage I was causing to my brain , but believe brain is normal again. And it was so easy… I’ve now quit gambling , smoking and over eating for 6 months… I have advised 4 of my work colleagues of the smoking book and they have all quit smoking..none of them know of my gambling addiction, it’s something we all really feel ashamed about but there’s really nothing to be ashamed off…the trap we found ourselves in is the best designed trap…but you will read this in that book….the success rate of overcoming addiction is 92% by reading the book…there’s also the easy way to quit alcohol and drugs…
Gambling addiction is such a lonely addiction and yet it’s the biggest and quickest growing addiction in the world…let’s not let these casinos / government / people take anything MORE from our lives…they don’t care about us…
We don’t see advertisements on TV of how a heroin addict injects himself with heroin but yet everywhere you look is gambling ads. And their logo, what a load of nonsense…. ‘when the fun stops stop.”.. that is bullsh*t…when the fun stops one already have that much of an addiction that One can not stop…no more bullsh&ting…governments make so much money on gambling commission/ taxes that they shed a blind eye to this dilemma…But there is Hope dear friends…
It was a dark time…very dark time…but if just one of you find comfort in this message and quit by reading the Allen Carr’s book, and your life is saved, then my 5 years gambling addiction was worth it…we can and will beat this…I’ve not wanted to gamble again since I quit… it was that amazing and easy…
Lots of love
Sophie (we can do this)
Xxxxxx20 January 2020 at 8:43 pm #8084charlesModerator
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Thank you for sharing your story here. I am glad that the book has helped you. Sadly though there is no “cure” for addiction. Also no one thing that helps everyone. People have mentioned that book before and then gambled. Same with other support – here, Gamblers Anonymous, Gamcare (in UK), counselling or whatever, there is no “silver bullet.”
It is a tough addiction and generally requires tough steps to tackle it. I’m not sure where that high success you quote comes from? I recommend starting a thread in the My Journal Forum then you can let people know about the changes you have made, tell us about positive steps you are taking and how you are filling your gamble free time. From experience I would suggest that on going support is important to maintain recovery,
I look forward to reading your recovery journey or meeting you in one of the groups we have here.11 March 2020 at 7:46 pm #8085diausParticipant
Thank you for clarifying there is no “silver bullet” 🙂24 July 2020 at 3:30 am #68553Taylor09Participant
Hello Charles. I have a follow up question in regards to the success rate of gamblers who try to quit on their own cold turkey. I’ve heard this is about 2-5% . For those of us who are embarrassed , dont want to talk about gambling or think about gambling ever again until the urge creeps up 1 week later… 1 month later… 1 year later whatever it may be . How do people like prevent relapse?24 July 2020 at 9:51 am #68554charlesModerator
nI have no idea what the stats are and don’t really care about them either. What we all have to do as individuals is make sure that we are included in the success percentage.
nWhenever our next urge to gamble is whether you act on it depends largely on what we do now and before that happens. If nothing has changed then we are just as likely to act on it then as we have been in the past. Words, promises and intentions don’t stop people from gambling – actions do.
nWe don’t have to think about gambling/recovery all the time; I only think about it at the weekly GA meeting I go to (currently on zoom). Also in the groups when I’m facilitating here. Outside of that there are a lot more interesting things in life other than gambling.
nI don’t know or care what the success rate at GA is either. I do know however that the people who I see marking their gamble free anniversaries tend to be the ones who are there most weeks. The ones who have put barriers in place, worked recovery etc
nSo look at what you can DO, look at the things you can change. You can post about those things here if you start your own thread in the My Journal Forum.
nIt is a tough addiction and takes tough steps to tackle it, often steps we don’t particularly want to take. The thing is though it is also a progressive addiction. So we have to decide whether we take action now……or later when deeper in trouble.
nThe question you asked was how do we prevent relapse. The short answer would be that if nothing changes, nothing changes. So what are you going to change? Again, I recommend writing the answer to that question on your own thread in the My Journal Forum. Maybe connect to some of the groups here as well. Open Groups are unmoderated so no guarantee of anyone being there. ALL other types of group have someone like me in them to talk to. Hopefully see you there at some point.
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