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    • #24132
      nani0317
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      I’ve been a compulsive gambler for the last 7 years. I’ve lost everything and more. My relationship with my family is damaged because of this. I even moved far away from my family to a different state thinking it would stop the gambling. Ironically, it has gotten worse. I have a well-paying job but have nothing to show for it. My last gambling binge wiped me out and I’ve run out of resources to replace my lost. Now in a panic. I don’t want to live like this anymore. I want to live a normal life again without having the worries and panic from the aftermath of gambling.

    • #24133
      charles
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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 tokeeping just one thread in this forum so people know where to find you if they want to beupdated on your progress or share something with you.

      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!

    • #24134
      danchaser
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      Welcome, Nani.

      Enough! That’s a strong place to start.

      Day by day, it’ll get easier.

      Day by day, you’ll come to understand this (your) addiction better and what you need to do to stop gambling.

      Keep us posted on your progress.

    • #24135
      nani0317
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      Haven’t had the urge to gamble since my last binge 7 days ago. I don’t feel like I can move forward until I fix the financial damages caused by my last binge. I’ve run out of resources to cover my loss and feels stuck. Just want to crawl into a cave and hide. My first gambling addiction counseling appt is tomorrow. Hope this can help me figure out my triggers and how to stop it. Feeling somewhat helpless at the moment…

    • #24136
      charles
      モデレーター

      Good luck with your appointment tomorrow Nani. You are not helpless anymore. You will have the support of your counselling and the support here. What other steps can you take? What barriers can you put in place? The pain you are feeling right now will fade, the finances will improve again. That’s when it’s important to have things in place so try and put as many things in place now, while you can’t/don’t want to gamble, and then you will be in a better position if any urges return. keep posting.

    • #24137
      nani0317
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      Had my first counseling session. The counselor disclosed to me that she is former compulsive gambler. Glad to be speaking with someone that can relate. Next step is to self exclude myself from the casino. Determined to kick this…

    • #24138
      Dunc
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      Hey Nani

      Im so glad your appointment went well. Remember breakdown what needs to be done making sure that its feasible. Making it unrealistic just ensures failure and boy what a great trigger that can be.

      The relief when you exclude will help so much, when you’ve done that hopefully your post about your next realistic goal

      Take Care

      Harry

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