So after being on my states self-exclusion list for a month now, I moved into a new house with my fiancee and oddly enough, any urge I used to have to gamble is gone now. It’s not just that I’m self-excluded in my home state because there are one or two out-of-state casinos within driving distance. I really have not felt any urge to gamble since moving into my new house. Looking back, I guess the reason I gambled so much was because I was living with a couple of people I really didn’t want to come home to because they were pretty grumpy alot of the time. So I stayed out alot not wanting to deal with them. But now, I no longer live with those people and suddenly, the peace and quiet I come home to now is far more appealing to me than the casinos are. I don’t think I’m ever going to back to gambling now.
Great to hear but please do yourself a favor and ban from all states within driving distance. All is great now but at some point there will be that stress and/or trigger. If you felt you needed to ban from home state, just do it and ban from out of state.
I doubt it. The stress and trigger came from my mother and stepfather who, until the end of last July I had been living with. It’s been three months now and I still have not felt any urge or desire to go back to gambling. I live in a much happier and peaceful home now and I’d much rather be there than ever go back to gambling.