16 August 2023 at 10:38 am #180657tom17Participant
I am an out of control gambler, nobody has a clue about my addiction whatsoever and I’ve gamble in secret for years. The shame and pain of letting my family down constantly behind closed their backs is really taking its toll.
I don’t enjoy life anymore (I’m not suicidal) there is nothing that brings me any happiness.
I need to kick this habit before it swallows me whole and I can’t return from the abyss.
16 August 2023 at 10:39 am #180663DuncKeymaster
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.
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23 August 2023 at 10:26 am #180851fifiParticipant
This my first time actually commenting on anything
But I am also in the same situation
I am so ashamed of my addiction
And is all I think about, I am a completely different person
No interest in anything or myself
Just my next win on the slots
How I wish I had never started
16 August 2023 at 10:41 am #180665DuncKeymaster
Thank you for posting. Tom I believe you maybe UK, if you are why not give us a ring lets see if we can work out a way to move you forward. Just Ring 01384241292 Option 2
17 August 2023 at 11:45 pm #180716sparkle93Participant
You’re not alone Tom17. I’m equally fighting the shame that comes with this addiction. Please know that gambling doesn’t define your character. We are not these people that gambling has turned us into. We need to fight this addiction for our wellbeing and for our loved ones.
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