18 October 2023 at 11:36 am #182566onthelastnerveParticipant
Good day all. I am a 58 year old addict who is in such a financial crisis that I don’t think I will ever get out. I am an addict that still thinks I can gamble “a little” every week. I am at a loss for why I continue to dig myself in. I have little time at this point to continue this thread but will come back later today and post more.
18 October 2023 at 12:11 pm #182589velvetModerator
I hope you will come back because nothing is more important than seeking a gamble-free life with the right support and gaining understanding of yourself.
So many times in life, we ‘think’ we have explored every avenue for a solution to a problem but then having found no answer we give up. On this site, we do not give up but recognise that there is always time to try something different.
I believe that you are here because you want to try something different and I want you to know that you are being heard.
Continue your thread and await the support you deserve.
18 October 2023 at 12:11 pm #182590velvetModerator
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
18 October 2023 at 2:04 pm #182595thumperParticipant
I’m 26 doesn’t matter age or anything, i was so far deep into my financial trouble . I lied . Turned into booze and substance abuse . Like frank sinatra said -riding high in April, shot down in may, but I’ll be back on top in June”. Never realized before but we’re addicts to losing to be blunt, no need for detail but when we have that hand pay in the casino do we really walk away with it? It’s easy to talk about the sunny days but no one likes the rainy days. Anyways I’m just saying it’s a steep hill but man , it gets better trust me , I was so far up shitz creek without a paddle I had no hope. But guess what we got to go towards the storm to see the sunshine. Hardest thing when I had was getting out of my mess was being a man and owning my shit , and not lying anymore and it feels good lol. If you want to talk more shoot me a text man
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