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    • #53012
      colbully
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      My first post here .. hoping that talking to some people with similar experiences will help .. been gambling years .stupidly .big wins .big losers .etc etc .managed to give it up for 6 month’s once . Back at it again. Never took the step to admit i may need help .
      Managed to blow through a months salary in 10 days . Really down about that .
      Hoping for some advice from others
      Thanks

    • #53013
      Steev
      Participant

      Well done for coming on here and admitting not only to us but to yourself that you have a problem with gambling and that you need help.

      There are lots of questions I would like to ask before I could help that fits with your situation (where are you from, what sort of betting do you do, do you have family around you etc.)

      But in general the four things that help are: Losing the access to gambling – so banning or barring yourself from sites or places where you can be in action.
      Losing access to money (usually by getting someone close to you to handle your finances for a while – but there are other alternatives.)
      Losing access to the time needed for gambling. Doing other things NOT gambling related.
      Getting great support for yourself – on here certainly by using the forum and the groups but also local help like GA or other self-help groups.
      Read other stories on this forum to see how others have dealt with their situation. Some stories will speak to you more than others.
      There is a new members group tomorrow (Monday) check that part of the site to see what time applies to you.
      Great that you have taken the first step – here’s to many more!

    • #53014
      dunc
      Participant

      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 🙂

      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!

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