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    • #171712

      I started gambling, a long time ago, I had some wins and some losses, the wins were always magnificent, but I lost a lot of money, now I take loan from people to gamble and I win, I pay them back the loan, but the urge to gamble again is still there and I waste the money I’m left with, I don’t have a source of income, that’s why it’s Soo hard to stop, cause then I wouldnt have anything, I don’t even know what to do, because I’m about to take another loan, I know I’ll win but it’s what to do after that Win, I’m scared of
      Ps I gamble on sports betting and I apply risk management, it makes me think I’m good, and that makes it harder to stop gambling

    • #171720

      Hello Jake and thanks for starting a thread in the Gambling Therapy forums.
      I hear you. We’re talking about an addiction and it’s tough to stop. You did the first important step coming here. Is this the first time that you ask for some kind of support?

      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!

    • #171867

      I made the difficult but eventually fruitful decision to stop gambling. It required a great deal of introspection, self-control, and help from family and friends. It was challenging to resist the initial cravings and urges, but as time went on, I began to feel liberated and relieved that my needs to gamble were no longer in control of me. I was able to shift my attention and concentration to other interests and pastimes, which enabled me to develop new abilities and passions. I also gained financially since I was able to pay off bills that had developed as a result of my gambling habit, save more money, and increase my savings. Ultimately, quitting gambling has helped me find inner peace and a newfound understanding of the significance of responsible decision-making and self-control.

    • #171873

      Thank you for your post Van4green. It is very motivating and your story shows that you really worked on yourself!

    • #172145

      How can I join the support sessions

    • #172150

      Hi Jake,

      Please, find the information on how to join our peer support groups here:

      Online Support Groups for Problem Gamblers, their Friends and Family

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