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    • #8733

      Hi, my names Kevin I’m a compulsive Gambler, I am due to attend treatment in august, I did go to the beckenham one last year had to leave through to many other addiction issues, I’m just wanting to know what the dudley treatment place is like please, how does it work accom wise, treatment wise, please could someone who as been here let me know your experience,

      Thanks kev

    • #8734

      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….

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      Take care

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    • #8735

      Hi Kevrum
      Congratulations on being accepted on to the Dudley project. It’s been 11 years since I was in the Dudley project and much has changed. But I’ll tell you what I can.
      The project is 3 houses of 3 people making a maximum of 9 residents around a shared outside communal area. It’s completely different set up to Beckenham.
      I’m afraid I couldn’t tell you about the programme. it’s changed since I’ve left
      What I can say is many of the Therapists and management have been in the project for over 10 years offering a huge amount of experience
      Kevin this is a short reply and in all honesty trying to explain about what happens is so hard. Trust the programme and go in with an open mind and a solid commitment to yourself. You’ve 14 weeks to cover a huge amount of work and acceptance don’t waste a second
      Hopefully after 14 weeks were see you back here possibly supporting others
      Kind Regards

    • #8736

      I have recently completed the GMA programme and had a short stay in the half way house too…
      I can honestly say, its the best place to change your life around if you really want too… i have tried GA, private consulting etc.. a residential treatment works… i am happy and content and aiming to lead a gamble free life – no i dont have a cure, i will always be a recovery gambler, i will always need to keep working hard but it will get easier and easier…
      We have gambled for a long time and like me, you may have ruined everything but this programme will give you the chance to be reborn…

      Good luck… if you focus and make the effort to change , it can happen – the therapists are brilliant, all the staff are brilliant…trust in them and you can lead a gamble free life.

      Well done for starting to change…


    • #8737

      I am waiting for a place but not sure where it will be .I would also like to know what to expect . I have been a gambler for 20 yrs and have tried help with counselling, hypnotherapy and the NHS Clinic but with no success so I am prepared to try this programme .

    • #8738

      Hi Kitch, you will see some previous replies to Kevrum below that you might find helpful I did’t go to GMA but my avice for any support would be to go with an open mind, be a sponge and soak up all the tools that they will give you. In the meantime I also suggest you check out the My Journal Forum so you can start getting support here now.

    • #8739

      Hello all,

      I am also on the waiting list. I’ve been told mid August I will probably be starting.

      Feels like I’m in limbo at the moment as I don’t know exactly when I’m going, and I’m quite OCD and I like things planned out, and get very stressed if they aren’t.

      I am gamble free 7 weeks today, and feeling great. I hope this will give me a head start on the rehab.

      I look forward to possibly meeting some of you, as it looks like a few of us may be in together.


    • #8740

      I finally got my start date for dudley 7th august exited and nervous all at the same time , hope everyone is OK and feeling positive , hope to see some of you there , if not good luck with your recovery , remember be strong all you can do this

    • #8741

      I’m glad you’ve finally received your start date. Best of luck! I wish you all the best.

      Stay strong.


      P.S.: If I got to Dudley, we’ll almost definitely be in together!

    • #8742

      Thanks, seems so surreal this time I will make it work, one day at a time , I can and will fight this , and so will you all keep strong

    • #8743

      Well done on your place kev, hope it goes well, hope you get what you want to come out of this. I’m sure you will do well. I’m sure a few of us will be in together, I’m still waiting for my date.
      Wish you all the best. Good much

    • #8744

      Dudley 29th of August is my start date!

      Looks like I’ll be in with you Kev!


    • #8745

      Nice one Mr exon , good luck to all of you, I would love to know the system in dudley , but just looking forward to do my best try change , I had 2 addiction deal with it, manage to reduce to finally get on this program to 8 a day prescription drugs , I have been in beckenham before for 5 week had to leave due to this , this time I’m in chsrge of own meds as down to recommend ed dose daily , anyway less about me, hope everyone gets outcomes there looking for, we can only do our best.

    • #8746

      Hi Kev,

      I hope you manage to sort everything out. One day at a time. Keep your head high, and remember that if you want something, you can get it, no matter how hard it may seem.

      See you in Dudley in a months time.

      Take care, and stay gamble free!


    • #8747

      Nice one, Mr exon , you can do it as well pal, your young, and your head is very well screwed on, I think you will do this a breeze, just never feel complacent, that’s my mistake, look forward to seeing you mate, I’m going Monday, fortunately already done 5 weeks, before So I have good insight , anyway pal remember you can only do your best.

    • #8748

      Hey Kev,

      Sorry for not replying sooner, been bloody busy!

      Thanks for the compliments – I appreciate it. Best of luck with the programme, you can do it if you put your mind to it.

      Keep your chin up, stay strong, and as you say, do your best, and if you can, do a bit more too!

      Remember why you’re there.

      Take care mate.


    • #8749

      Hi Both how you getting on a dudley for the gma program. It quite literally saved my life. The peogram the people and fellow reside ts the only ones who understands. I cherish every moment there. Let mw know how you gwt on

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