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#1 Posted on:
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 01:36

Backagain

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2017-10-27

OK so for over the last year I've been trying to stop I did manage 60 days I did manage 20 days I did manage to resist the fobts but I always go back I need the best structure and advice available to beat this I'm sick of it now

Posted on:
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 01:53

Backagain

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2017-10-27

To set things of I have excluded myself from more online sites looking for software now

Posted on:
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 03:16

ODAAT

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2014-11-10

Hi Backagain, I’m not sure there is a best structure but there are plenty of people in GA rooms up and down the country who can attest to working the program being what helps them.  Other people swear by counselling & GamCare offer free sessions although you may need to pay for the longievity.  Accepting that I can never gamble again has been vital for me. 

I’m not sure if you switched to online because you were avoiding the FOBT but regardless, blocks aren’t usually enough on their own, not for us.  We need to figure out how to rewire our minds, lead a happier more fulfilled life without the need for the crutch of addiction.  Willpower is required but it won’t work in isolation.

Great work with the exclusions!  It may be worth speaking to GamCare about the new GAMSTOP (there is a sticky on it) if you haven’t figured out suitable blocker yet.

Make today your future - ODAAT 

Posted on:
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 07:02

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Thanks I will check it out I use to dip between fobts and online now it's just online it's quick and easy I always stupidly think I can win the game I lose I carry-on its worse near and on payday

Posted on:
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 11:33

Sha999

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2017-08-29

What universally ex gamblers agree on is total abstinence is the secret.

Good luck.

 

Posted on:
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 18:36

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Day one today then two Things had a mini argument in my head about going in bookies I won haha and still avoiding the online sites so far so good

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Fri, 27/10/2017 - 21:10

Backagain

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Note I won the argument in my head not at the bookies just read that back looks like that's what I meant hahA

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Sat, 28/10/2017 - 18:36

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Heading out of day 2 now same as ever I've had opportunity to go online but I've just focused my mind elsewhere keeping positive thoughts

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Sun, 29/10/2017 - 18:40

Backagain

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Day 3 keeping on track

Posted on:
Sun, 29/10/2017 - 19:05

adam808

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2017-08-27

How are you finding it backagain?

The first few days are the toughest. What protections have you put in place to ensure you don't relapse again? 

Again like I said, these are the toughest and you are smashing it by getting to Day 3. Stay strong and take things one day at a time and you will get there.

Best of luck 

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Mon, 30/10/2017 - 18:48

Backagain

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Hi finding it ok yea did about 60 days once Just gotta keep focused ive blocked myself out of alot of online sites and resisted fobts

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Tue, 31/10/2017 - 20:25

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Day 4 complete Just keeping focused i want to beat this i need to come here every day till do

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Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:56

Backagain

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Day 5 check in

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Thu, 02/11/2017 - 17:18

Backagain

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Day 6 another day down

Posted on:
Thu, 02/11/2017 - 20:49

Rhoda

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2016-12-06

Great stuff Backagain..you are doing it right...one day at a time.

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Fri, 03/11/2017 - 18:57

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Day 7 been thinking about my past gambling today and it's helped me realize how much it has affected me the lies the debt and emotions I puts you through its awful and I'm so glad I have decided to stop best decision ever

Posted on:
Sat, 04/11/2017 - 10:36

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Early day 8 check in have a good weekend people

Posted on:
Sat, 04/11/2017 - 10:51

Dogg1414

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2017-10-31

Love how your taking everyday at a time keep up the great work.... I’m officially one day now

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Sun, 05/11/2017 - 18:36

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Dogg1414 well done for taking the decision to stop !! What was it for you your vice ? And day 9 check in for me comment any time will support each other on our journeys

Posted on:
Mon, 06/11/2017 - 18:27

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Day 10 no stumbles

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Tue, 07/11/2017 - 15:38

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Day 11 focused more and more had a few unexpected bills pop up with car nice to still have the money to cover it a new kind of win for me even paid a bit of my od off

Posted on:
Wed, 08/11/2017 - 20:03

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Day 12 done

Posted on:
Wed, 08/11/2017 - 20:47

sjwsjw

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2017-10-27

Well done holding your own in the face of car bills mate. Takes some strength a test like that so early in your journey! Keep at it and you'll get yourself a rainy day fund soon enough anyway im sure.

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Thu, 09/11/2017 - 10:15

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Yeah was a nice new feeling better than trying to win it all back online for me I can stop I just slip out of focus and start up again so need to keep the consistency up

Posted on:
Thu, 09/11/2017 - 10:39

Wilsy

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2012-02-22

Keep up the good work back again, I have just joined you on this journey so you are not alone in beating off the demons, just keep waving that heavy stick!

Wilsy

Posted on:
Thu, 09/11/2017 - 17:16

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Rolling in to day 14 now thanks for all support it really does help when people respond it really is an eye opener when you reflect on things

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Fri, 10/11/2017 - 14:47

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Day 14 almost checked off I keep telling myself check in online check in online and starting to train myself that gambling isn't a part of who I am or what I enjoy

Posted on:
Sun, 12/11/2017 - 05:26

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Day 16 feeling great hitting over two weeks

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Mon, 13/11/2017 - 12:52

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Day 17 check in

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Wed, 15/11/2017 - 08:37

Backagain

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2017-10-27

Day 19 all good

Posted on:
Thu, 16/11/2017 - 19:14

adam808

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2017-08-27

Day 20 today I believe? Congratulations, you're making such great progress. Not long till you hit the month gamble free milestone!

How are you finding it?

Posted on:
Sun, 19/11/2017 - 18:12

Backagain

Joined:
2017-10-27

Been a busy weekend but back on here now at day 23 all looking good yay