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Things have to change!...

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#1 Posted on:
Sun, 19/03/2017 - 16:45

Moorey631986

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2016-09-08

Hello again folks, I'm back after a month or so gambling :(

I don't want/need any sympathy. I know I've been really stupid. 

I've not lost a lot (a couple of hundred maybe) but that's not the point. It's a couple of hundred pound that I can't afford to lose. It could be better spent elsewhere.

I'm losing my 'extra money' at the end of the month when I could be saving it and putting it towards something.

I would never consider taking out loans (yet!!!... Although I'm aware that could all change if my addiction were to get any worse). So I take solace from the fact that I at least have some control.

I've been guilty of being lured by the temptation of seeing others around me gambling at the weekend. My friends, my work colleagues, my cousins etc. It seems to be everywhere. Even flipping TV adverts every 30 seconds.

I obviously can't handle losing a bet like I used to be able to so it's time to put a stop to this farce.  

I recently went 29 days without gambling and I've never felt more at peace. So I have to try and draw on that experience.

Right, time to stop talking for now and let's clock up some gamble free days.

I may look into some counselling sessions although they really aren't my thing! I'm not great at going out to strange places and meeting new people. It's part of my condition.

This will be my 'go to point' every day in times of trouble and struggle.

Thanks for listening. Moorey

Posted on:
Mon, 20/03/2017 - 10:18

Guestuser9

Joined:
Before 2009

Welcome back moored 

Maybe give yourself a little  target of double what you did last time and go from there ?

Keep fighting 

Posted on:
Mon, 20/03/2017 - 10:51

TulsiT

Joined:
2015-07-08

Good one Moorey. I've had a few sessions of counselling and have booked some more. I'm not into counselling at all but I know gambling is an issue for me.

Your latest relapse sounds exactly like mine.

Also without gambling I feel like EVERY DAY IS A CELEBRATION. With gambling it's a pain in the neck.