Yes Meghna ,
I can appreciate that – I am going back a decade – we didn’t have the same understanding of addiction we do now. I used to feel bashed a lot back then and that’s why your post resonated with me.
It’s not that people meant to upset me – it was somehow instead of telling me what I needed to do (I probably wasn’t ready to hear anyway ), I found some posts made me feel worse and hopeless.
Gambling is a most horrible addiction – it has taken me over a decade to come out from under it. In the end I needed very intensive treatment – I still have on-going therapy.
I am in no position to judge or criticise anyone who has had a relapse – I am just grateful it’s not me this time.
We are all only one bad decision away from a relapse- a devastating, crushing relapse .