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      hi, I’m new here. I’m LostitallAgain. I’m female and 25years old. I’m in allot of debt with over drafts and loans because of my gambling. I’ve lost all my savings too. I have mental health issues and I use it to try make myself feel better becuase I think if I carry on il win but I havnt. I figure it’s better to be in debt then it is to self harm and overdose which I have a long history of. I’m trying to stop self harming at the current moment but my gambling has become uncontrollable to the point were I can’t even afford food this week or pay the bills. I’ve took all the loans I can be offered and I’m still sat thinking maybe I could try find another just so I can gamble. As I’m sat writing this a advert for a gambling site has come on the tv and I desperately want to gamble. I have in the past won big on gambling and I’m always looking for that to happen again but it hasn’t. I’m chasing something that isn’t likely to happen. My friend and psychiatric nurse keep telling me to cancel my online gambling account but I just can’t bare to. I need some support. Thanks Everyone who reads this.

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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
      privacy policy and terms and conditions so you know how it all works!

    • #30274

      Hi Lostitall and welcome,

      Well done on looking for help here.

      This forum is where people arrange to meet in some of the open groups we have here. Can I suggest you copy and paste what you have posted and start a thread in the My Journal Forum? It is a busier forum and you will get a lot of support and feedback there.

      Alternatively I’m here in the group at 8pm (UK Time) if you pop in and ask I will be able to move it for you.

      Read the other stories in the My Journal Forum as well; you will see many stories similar to your own. You will also see the success stories, what are they doing that you can apply to your own situation.

      I myself facilitate some of the groups here, click on Support Groups and you will see the full schedule. I am also a Compulsive gambler myself. As I said, I’m in the groups for the next hour and a half or so, I hope you can pop in and have a chat.

      Hopefully I will see you in a group, if not this evening then soon, I also look forward to reading your progress in the My Journal Forum.

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