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    tiktak
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    I started gambling compulsively nearly 10 years ago. I managed to stop around 3 years ago and found that very quickly my life started to come back to me. I paid off £17000 in debts, much quicker than I ever thought I could, moved to a nice house, went travelling all over the world and surprised myself with some amazing physical achievements (for me!)

    But… I started again a few months ago and I don’t know why. I baffle myself with my stupidity and kick myself. I really want to stop again but I keep acting on impulse. My problem is with online gambling. I installed betfilter the last time and that really worked but now there are a multitude of mobile casinos. I spent 2 days a couple of months ago, joining up and then self excluding from new casinos but there are still more opening up. Whenever i feel the urge, I just google “new casinos” and even if there is only the one, it is still enough to destroy me. I have gone from being completely debt free and with savings, to now being in £20000 of debt. again. I know that i will be able to get out of it, but only if i stop. the betfilter is great but there is nothing that really works on the mobile. I need a smartphone for work so i can’t get a basic one without internet, i tried gamblock but it didn’t work and just killed my phone, i don’t know what else to do. I asked someone to help me with my finances (as in keep my card, check my statements etc) but they said no.

    I know I am going to have to work on the way I think about gambling, triggers,distraction techniques etc but right now, something to physically stop me, at least for a little while, is what I need, but am out of ideas. I would be grateful for any suggestions.

    #7796
    Dunc
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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


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    #7797
    Dunc
    Keymaster

    Can I ask what type of mobile phone you have?

    Can I ask when you tried GamBlock and on what phone, did you report this to GamBlock. Ive tested GamBlock with great success to the point I cant uninstall it…

    If youve already purchased gamblock and you having problems whilst the licence is in time contact them, they will help

    Take Care

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