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  • #9052
    bomblade
    Participant

    I’m heading to a G.A. meeting in a few minutes so I’ll keep this short. I attended one G.A. meeting in the past, a few months ago, and didn’t care for it. I’m at a point with this gambling issue that I have to give every option multiple chances and try to find something that’ll work for me."Sometimes there aren't enough rocks to throw"

    #9053
    danchaser
    Participant

    I literally couldn’t stand GA meetings until I realized that I don’t have to do one single thing I don’t want to do.
    What I mean is this:
    – I don’t have to complete the twelve steps should I choose not to, which I haven’t.  1 & 2 are good enough for me.
    – I don’t have to speak.
    – I don’t have to be profound if I do speak.
    – I don’t have to like or become friends with every (or any) person there.
    – I don’t have to read the literature and agree with it 100%
    – I don’t have to like being there.
    For me, GA was kind of a pain and it often ***** caused me more grief than I should have allowed it to.  But the stories I heard, resulting in the knowledge and appreciation that I was not alone in this dark addiction – and that there is hope for us all – were invaluable to me at the time and still resonate to this day.
    We will never stop unless we choose to.  You have.  Good luck and remember, this journey is complete with dramatic ups and downs.  Don’t give too much weight to your emotions for a while.
     
     
     

    #9054
    Dunc
    Keymaster

    Hi Bonblade, 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.
    Here on the forum you can share your experiences in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment and by reading others stories am sure you will see that you are very much not alone in this addiction
    Please click here to see our services page, feel free to use all that this site can offer…
    To chat with others in real time you may wish to make use of the support groups, the ***** of these groups are advertised under "What’s on and When" or click here to see the weekly group schedule.
    For one to one chat you may want to try the live advice helpline. Click "connect" when these options become available.
    Also to say when you registered we would have sent you an email with an attachment, this attachment will help you navigate the site and find the support you so rightly deserve, alternatively this guide can be downloaded by clicking here.  
    Take Care
    Harry
    25 year poker player, 25 year Hierarchal fool, 25 year ego boost…  Intellectualisation was my down fall, simplicity was my salvation

    #9055
    denise83
    Participant

    Thanks for sharing your story.  Hopefully we can help us all.  This addiction is bad

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