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      Before I write my story I would like to take a few moments to express my support to all members, some stories had put tears in my eyes and I will always pray for all of my gambling brothers all around the world.

      My gambling began before a year after starting working from home, at some point my days were alike and I found joy only in slots, I always bet in safe loss range, but rarely win and after today’s loss I decided to completely stop this nonsense, I realized how manipulated by those organization we are, the odds of winning are close to 0, the euphoria of getting a scatter keeps us playing another round and another, sounds, images, jackpots are aggressively tossing to mental illness, the problem is not in our mental state, casino’s invest in psychology researches to find what drives us to addiction.

      As I always try to find benefits in all negative situations I want to let you know what we have gained during our gambling journey. Don’t ever forget that we are strong I am not telling it because it’s a common support word – its because we always find a way even through our biggest losses to stand up and try again to strike the retirement win, it’s like hitting a wall with our heads, but we always find a way (money) to participate again, we are creative as we keep on perfectly lying to our loved ones to hide our mental illness, we believe in hope and we are sensitive, all of this soft skills can be used to become what we have always wanted to be – successful.

      As much as this post is to give voice to my gambling addiction is also to let all of you know that its not our fault for in what situation we are, they want us to be ill and to have the magic pill, as my title states the time has come to heal ourselves with love and hope for a bright future, as we are the only one in control of our destiny.

      My thoughts are with all of you and do not hesitate to reach me for support.

      Best wishes,

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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.

      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

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