22 February 2022 at 1:28 pm #149399
Hi everyone. I’m not native speaker, so i will start with “sorry for my bad English” 🙂
My recovery starts from tonight. I want to stop gambling forever. I tried so many times but not successful.
It always start with “just few euros” but finish with several hundred.
I never made a debt because I have a good job but it s frustrating when you know that you can’t stop. I always return to online casinos after the anger passed me by. This time I just want to stop forever, before it gets worse.
Always starts with boredom or loneliness (or these are just excuses).
So I will be thankful if you can give me some advice or something to achieve recover this time.
22 February 2022 at 1:29 pm #149409DuncKeymaster
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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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 🙂
The Gambling Therapy Team
24 February 2022 at 3:45 am #149519jvr3419Participant
Hi just wanted to welcome you and congratulations on your first steps in your recovery. The best place to start is by self exclusion from any online gambling sites if that’s your problem area. Also start trying to find GA meetings and or look into addiction couselling,or maybe rehab if you can. I personally am using the addiction counseling route in an outpatient program but alot of people find success being removed from their environments in treatment centers. Money management by someone close to you is a good place to start to it stops you from spending your money with easy access. Gambling is so compulsive when your in the throws of the addiction that no money is safe ever. Writing on here everyday is helpful as well as it keeps us accountable.
24 February 2022 at 5:56 am #149464
Let’s make changes 🙂
3 March 2022 at 9:57 pm #150018
I’m still on the good way 🙂
I had some tough moments last week (that was usually my triggers for gambling).
I just want to say that your life always have alternative and you can change it.
My strategy is to try not to think about gambling, if you think you will fall and start gambling again.
Btw. does someone have some good books or podcasts that can helps with addiction?
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