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Posted on:
Sat, 17/02/2018 - 19:13

sjwsjw

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2017-10-27

Hello degenerate,

I look at the counting of days as the number of days away from gambling. There is no number a CG can count that marks any 'end' or cure'. A year won't mean i can gamble. It won't mean i can spend what i've gained in that time. It'll just mean that i've shown the control to live with my addiction, been mindful of my actions and have lived a better year for it.

Thoughts seem normal to me no matter how far away from the last bet. You've seen sense before turning this into a problem again. Keep your head up and remember the real cost of gambling. You might have some money back by now but you won't get any further time you waste gambling back. It's not worth it but you are. Stay away and don't focus on the meaning of any 'milestone' day count.

"Don't count the days, make the days count"

All the best =)

Posted on:
Sat, 17/02/2018 - 22:01

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2010-11-01

Hi Degen,

Recovery doesn't normally have the same highs and lows as gambling does. And if you don't find things to do that you enjoy doing, that you are looking forward to doing, then with time you can feel deflated. These are the times when it would be helpful to have a chat on the Helpline or the Netline, just to look at what is making you feel low at the moment. 

You are doing really well, you are not far from the year and you have worked very hard on your recovery. Try and introduce something new in to your routine. Something fun. 

Wishing you strength and all the best,

Eva

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