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Enough is enough

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#1 Posted on:
Sun, 29/10/2017 - 07:35

No broke casinos

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2017-10-29

Hi everyone

I have been looking on and off of this site for months hoping that reading other people's stories will stop me but I seem to be getting worse.
I'm 36 and have been gambling for over 20 years started with fruit machines then online poker now it's online casinos and real casinos I'm losing hundreds of pounds if not thousands some months it's getting beyond a joke I only last went to casino last night and lost £500 now today I feel so low I then become really distant from my family and feel empty when I don't gamble I really want to stop hopefully with support I will be able to turn my life back around thanks for reading

Posted on:
Sun, 29/10/2017 - 17:48

conradnose

Joined:
2017-06-21

Hello NBC

You can find something to fill the emptiness while you're not gambling. The thing to do is it ask what positives are you getting whilst not gambling.

I see you've but you really stop that's good but what are you doing to help yourself?

Taking away access to money, telling a someone you trust so they can be your accountablity partner and contacting Gamcare for counselling are all actions you can take straight away to help yourself.

All the best!

Conradnose

Posted on:
Sun, 29/10/2017 - 22:04

Joe-90

Joined:
2016-10-05

Hi Mate,

The gambling consumes us, so relationships, work, everything really plays secodn fiddle to our gambling. Worst of all we are totally in denial of it. At least you are on here so you recognise you have a problem which is a good start. I did similar and got councelling but deep down i did not want to stop gambling completely, I wanted to control it. It was not long befoer I was back on the downward spiral, the I went to GA and I feel like a new man after being over 200 days bet free.

It is not easy and we have to take it one day at a time but you can tame it and take your life back. Now all aspects of my life are well on the mend thanks to the fact I am tackling my gambling problem, you can do the same.

Posted on:
Mon, 30/10/2017 - 19:23

No broke casinos

Joined:
2017-10-29

Test can't seem to reply

Posted on:
Mon, 30/10/2017 - 19:31

No broke casinos

Joined:
2017-10-29

Oh works now thanks both for you reply and support I agree totally Joe I always just try and have a break instead of stopping for good then I slip back down to losing all my money again I have tried to help myself by self excluding online so least I can't play at home it's weird because I normally am good at stopping things I have up smoking and drinking but can't seem to stop gambling it's the hardest one by far.Im going to look at what counselling is avalible you said GA I take it you would recommend them.Like you said I'm taking it one day at a time this Is day 2 and I will update my progress big well done to you Joe for 200 days you should be proud fair play mate thanks again for all your comments and support

Posted on:
Sat, 04/11/2017 - 21:21

No broke casinos

Joined:
2017-10-29

First week gamble free

Posted on:
Sun, 05/11/2017 - 16:56

conradnose

Joined:
2017-06-21

Well Done NBC!

Posted on:
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 15:31

No broke casinos

Joined:
2017-10-29

Thanks conradnose each day feels like a week but like any addiction it will be hard but I will persevere:-)

Posted on:
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 18:15

movingforward2017

Joined:
2017-11-06

Congrats on 1 week amigo, on we march. 

Posted on:
Wed, 08/11/2017 - 05:48

No broke casinos

Joined:
2017-10-29

Thanks mf2017

Posted on:
Sat, 11/11/2017 - 07:58

No broke casinos

Joined:
2017-10-29

2 weeks with no gambling I am feeling really good hopefully I can keep it going

Posted on:
Sat, 18/11/2017 - 13:36

No broke casinos

Joined:
2017-10-29

3 weeks woop woop feeling really proud of myself longest period without gambling for a long time starting to put things in perspective hope i can keep it up

Posted on:
Sat, 18/11/2017 - 19:00

Little miss lost

Joined:
2016-05-24

Fantastic, great feeling, you deserve to feel proud! Onward and upwards x

Posted on:
Sat, 25/11/2017 - 07:28

No broke casinos

Joined:
2017-10-29

Thanks little miss lost means a lot 4 weeks now almost a whole month I can't believe it nothing no fruits,online, or casino feels great still haven't got any money though the missus is spending it all lol but seriously feels really good especially with Christmas coming I can enjoy spending the money on my family instead of lining the pockets of these companies anyway I'll check in again hopefully still doing well next week thanks all

Posted on:
Sun, 26/11/2017 - 10:48

No broke casinos

Joined:
2017-10-29

Just watched a really interesting and inspiring video on YouTube called #my name is andy, I highly recommend he tells his story of compulsive gambling and addiction