7 May 2023 at 2:19 pm #176168
Seeking help to identify all triggers to gambling to stop for good! I recently have found one of my triggers to gamble are large purchase I need to make. When those come in it stresees me out and many times it leads to gambling. Moving forward I plan to discuss my feelings with family rather than holding it in and dealing with myself. If there are others that can help identify this please let me know
7 May 2023 at 2:25 pm #176173AntonioModerator
Welcome here and thanks for starting a thread in the Gambling Therapy forums.
Realizing what leads you to gamble is a great tool and sets you on the path to recovery, congrats on that. You noticed that something that stresses you awakes the urge to gamble so you might take a look at what other aspects in your life provoke the same effect so you can foresee when this is going to happen and avoid putting yourself in those circumstances if possible.
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
8 May 2023 at 11:13 am #176194
Thank you. I plan on attending Monday’s meeting!
8 May 2023 at 2:13 pm #176216
How do I get into the support calls? When I add to my calendar I don’t receive any call in information?
11 May 2023 at 7:44 pm #176410charlesModerator
Hi Thbr. Here is a link to the support groups. https://www.gamblingtherapy.org/support/about-support-groups/ It’ll show upcoming groups, when there is one on just click on connect, hope this helps and I’ll see you Monday. Or if you are around I am there now for the next two hours.
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