6 July 2023 at 10:02 am #178478
Hi there, so I’m shaun, 2017shaun if I spoke with any of yous back then, howdy.. I hope you are all well. Sadly I am not, that is why I am back here again. I tried to take all the advise given, I tried to put rules in place, I tried not to gamble more than I can afford. And I failed, each and every time, even winning is failing, setting myself up to fail again. Infact it’s worse when you win, because it makes you beleave you can achieve better things from gambling, which is untrue, after i win, I always want to win more. Which itself is the compulsive behaviour. We cannot rid that behaviour from us, we can only try to break free from the cycle..
I am back here again, I was offered the residential stay in 2017 but I did not follow thru with it. Oh I wish I did. Who knows where I would be now. I relapsed quite bad last December, I’m only getting worse when I want to be getting better. I need help, I cannot do it alone. Thankyou for taking the time to read this
6 July 2023 at 10:04 am #178494AntonioModerator
Welcome here and thanks for starting a thread in the Gambling Therapy forums.
Giving up gambling can be a trial and error process Shaun seeing you here might mean you gambled again but it also means you are trying to correct your mistakes and recover from it. Well done.
If you wish you can try again to get into residential treatment. Let me give you the link.
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
- This reply was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by Antonio.
6 July 2023 at 10:51 am #178501
Thanks Antonio, yes I have registered and am awaiting my assessment, it is in 11 days tho. I was going to ask if it could be done any sooner as I am ready to pack my bag for the residential programme now. I am making the decision to put my life on hold so I can try to address my problem. I am scared, I’m not going to lie, fear of change, but it could be a chance to change for good. I am excited for the adventure, I no its going to be a long road, I don’t want to look back and say ” what if ” or ” if I would of “.
Should of, would of and could of. I’m not and don’t want to make any excuses. I know my problem and I’m here to sort it out.. I want to live again and I want to be free.
I’m hoping to join in on some of the groups sessions tonight 🙏 Thank-you
7 July 2023 at 8:37 am #178538
So today I won’t gamble, I might think about it, i think about it quit often tbh.
I also use cannabis which I am slowly reducing, I no I need to be level headed for my journey ahead, I can’t do it with my head high in the clouds.
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