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    • #31370
      klewlessss
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      I’ve been addicted to gambling for 7 years. I live in Las Vegas so the urge and availability to gamble is overwhelming for me. I know I need to stop but for whatever the reason I can’t. I’ve taken steps to stop but keep finding myself in repetitive situations where I believe I need the extra money in a short amount of time so I relapse whenever I try to quit. I feel emotionally drained because of it. I’ve told a couple friends about my problem but I cannot expect/rely them to dedicate time to help me stay away from my problem. I’m still young and do not want to ruin the rest of my life because I cannot resist temptation. I’m open to any suggestions that could help me turn my life around. I know I am a good person but I cannot overcome this obstacle that preventing me from becoming a better person.

    • #31371
      xinstory1990
      Participant

      Hi less! I know what you feel right now, because I’m at the same situation now, maybe worse than you, I started gambling back in high school, so far there’s already 6 years Im a compulsive gambler, and I wanna share a little bit of my story, I became a liar in the eyes of my family because I lost thousand and thounsand of dollars among these years, I could have a really good college life because my family supported me but I ruined it, instead I use all the college fund on gambling, last year my mother died with cancer, at her last moment she drag a girl that she likes veryu much, who is my wife right now, and of course, she was hoping me to quit gblimg and become a better person withy wife. But now, I mean today, I just lost a big amount that I can’t afford from my wife Andy dad’s savings on college football, in fact, that money my dad gave me for another purposebut now I don’t even know how to talk to him. Also my wife, she gave me that money that is supposed to send to her parents, a couple months ago she already found me I was gambling and that time I really hurt her, and she gave her words that if she found me back on gambling again she would leave me forever… Right now I really want to talk to somebody that understand my feelings, so i came Bk to this forum( I already inscribed back to 2012 but you know, compulsive gambler used to hate this kind of forums until their life choke, like my situation) so feel free to contact me, I will catch up with you later. And God bless us

    • #31372
      Dunc
      Keymaster

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      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.

      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
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    • #31373
      charles
      Moderator

      Hi Klewless and welcome to the forum.

      The good news about Vegas is that, whilst there is a lot of gambling there, there is also a lot of support available to you now you have decided to stop.

      For example there are well over 100 Gamblers Anonymous meetings a week in Vegas. You are open to anything? Great then try out some of those meetings. Keep posting here as well of course.

      I know there are loads of casinos there but if you have a favourite or ones that you frequent more than others then get yourself banned from those, remove your comfort zone.

      You have taken steps to stop in the past? Well done, what were they? How did you get round them? What would make it harder for you to do so?

      Is there anyone who can look after your money for you? Someone you can be accountable to?

      Keep posting and let us know what positive steps you are taking.

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