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#1 Posted on:
Thu, 21/06/2018 - 12:24

New Dawn

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2018-06-21

Hello all...I have been struggling with gambling for 10yrs now and its starting to destroy my life...I love my family and i dont want them to suffer anymore...I am getting the support from my wife and am looking for support from you guys who are going through the same as me...Please help me beat this addiction...Don.

Posted on:
Thu, 21/06/2018 - 21:45

sjw

Joined:
2017-10-27

Welcome to the forum Don.

What gambling do you struggle with? Myself it was all online, started with poker but by far my biggest losses were sports betting. We all share the same troubles as yourself with regards to the fact we are compulsive gamblers who's lives have been affected by our addiction. We can't win because we can't stop. People will give their support and inputs along your journey if you continue to use this forum as part of your support network.

Don't be put off by people not flooding responses to you. There is a lot of good advice and help around this forum, take a look at all the posts on here and you will see people asking the same questions you might have. Use this forum to start a diary and just get your thoughts and feelings out, i found it helps and it gives reference points along the way.

As for the standard, proven, affective advice in practical terms Mixer made a great post that covers basically everything. Would highly recomend you read that as a starting point (linked below)

http://www.gamcare.org.uk/forum/want-do-something-read

Let us know how things are going and don't be afraid to talk out how you are feeling or whats going on, no one is here to judge you.

All the best.

Posted on:
Tue, 03/07/2018 - 08:39

New Dawn

Joined:
2018-06-21

I havn't been very succesful to stop..spent £2500 and now i am so depressed i dunno what to do

Posted on:
Tue, 03/07/2018 - 09:15

bluescreen

Joined:
2018-03-13

Hi New Dawn,

take a deep breath and consider your situation. Recovery starts with yourself. You are the only one who can make a change.

You need to be one step ahead of yourself. Make sure you can't gamble even if you wanted to. Read the link posted by sjw above. Sound practical advice and well written.

Look forward and let go of the past. You can do it. :)

Posted on:
Wed, 04/07/2018 - 11:58

Forum admin

Joined:
2010-11-01

Hi New Dawn,

Welcome to the Forum!

It is good to see that you have had much support and good advice already. I have moved this thread into the "new members" section as you have just joined us recently.

Maybe this is a good time to ask someone else to keep hold of your money as long as you don´t trust yourself with money. And do contact us on the HelpLine as has been suggested here before to talk this through.

You can move forward!

Kind wishes

Gabriele