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    • #37839

      I got drunk yestetday and blew $1600 at the casino. I need to quit gambling, I just cant. I think drinking is a big part of my problem. Hopefully joining this site will help.

    • #37840

      Hello PL 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.

      As well as the forums New Members are invited to join Charles in the New Members Practical Advice Group On Mondays at 21:00 (UK) and Thursday at 19:00(UK)

      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!

    • #37841

      Thank you for allowing me to get my thoughts out to the community.

      Never have I been more motivated to stop gambling. I would normally stop gambling when I had no money. It’s time to end this madness and learn once again to value trust, honesty and self respect. All of those qualities I once had but have been lost along with money due to gambling on slots. Honestly however it will be difficult as I do tend to retreat to the casino when I don’t want to reside in the real world probably the same reason someone uses drugs to escape their problems. I am not hooked to anything but gambling. Its put me in so much debt and my habit has contributed to failed relationships, isolation and financial jeopardy. When I get any money my impulse control goes completely out the window. It’s almost as if you go into autopilot. This is what I need help managing. I am hoping this wonderful website can provide me with the means to achieve my goal.

    • #37842

      Hi Minfield.

      If you are really committed not to gamble again, then there is absolutely no reason why you ever should.

      Like most people that post on this forum it’s more than likely you have tried to quit before and found it too hard. Now you’re here asking for support which is a big step in the right direction. Well done for that.

      I would think in order to get the best support you’d be better off starting your own thread in the forum.

    • #37843

      Just checking in on how you are doing?
      You can live a gamble free life, coming to this site is certainly a great start.
      Read and post to others, it all helps, not only getting some new ideas on how to stop, but to fill your time.
      Its not an easy road we take, but its worth it!
      Take care, K x

    • #37844

      It is too dangerous to drink and gamble at the same time, your head won’t be clear, you lost of course, then you go again as you want to get back what you lost last time.
      I have a problem and I think most of the gamble addict has it too, that is when you won, you felt fun and excited plus some winnings on hand, so you want to win more and go again. When you lost, you want to get it back so you want to go in a couple days or even the next day.
      So if you want to stop going to the casino, DO NOT think what you had in the past, winning or losing, they are not important anymore, it happened, money has gone, face the reality, life is hard but you can see the light soon if you walk away from the casino.

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