5 June 2013 at 5:43 pm #9546
Hello everyone, here’s my (ongoing) story.
I remember being fascinated by gambling since I was a little kid. As early as 8-9 years old. It always attracted me and I always enjoyed gambling. The action itself, but also the atmosphere, the environment, the people. I always loved being surrounded by gamblers and felt very comfortable around them. Gamblers are the nicest crowd (for me they are). Gamblers know no prejudice, they are not opinionated, they are not arrogant, judgmental – they are generally fun to be around.
Almost all gamblers I know are poker players. Some of them are successful, most are not.
I’ve been, like all of you here, fighting my gambling addiction for decades. Sometimes successfully, at other times not so much.
My life is full of gambling stories. Some are funny, some are sad, some other almost tragic. I enjoyed and was fascinated by many of your stories here and decided to share some of mine in a series of short stories. First one to follow soon. If you dine with the devil, bring a long spoon6 June 2013 at 12:49 am #9547bettieParticipant
CG means compulsive gambler.
Not only are we addicts we are lazy typers-lol!
bettie6 June 2013 at 5:56 am #9548
Thanks bettie :)If you dine with the devil, bring a long spoon6 June 2013 at 8:32 am #9549janeyParticipant
Hi Fish, A Warm Welcome to Gambling Therapy
Having found us you have also found a diverse community who can help and support you on your recovery journey.
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8 June 2013 at 7:14 pm #9550AnonymousGuest
Hi ATF: Sorry to hear that you’ve had a slip. This is a very frustrating process. We don’t have any power over gambling, but we do have power in our recovery. You have made very important steps to stopping your gambling. It’s hard when there are so many avenues to cover (expensive too). However, it’s a small price to pay for peace of mind. That being said, I read a post last year from a user who used an app from the Apple Store to block the IPad. I think it was called Mobicip. There is also something called Safe Eyes, I believe. Anyway, I wish you the best in arresting this awful affliction. RG8 June 2013 at 9:11 pm #9551
Thanks RG. Will check the software first thing tomorrow. Going to bed now. Survived this afternoon and this evening, watched some shows and played some games with my boy.
If you dine with the devil, bring a long spoon– 6/9/2013 7:42:13 AM: post edited by AlwaysTheFish.9 June 2013 at 7:51 am #9552
OK, Mobichip and Safe eyes don’t really do the job for me as they’re easily circumvented. Thanks anyway.
Maybe I’ll just hammer the **** thing or boil it, like those kids do in the video
If you dine with the devil, bring a long spoon
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