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8 days into 2nd recovery  

Determined to stop

I’m new here but far from new to the horror of gambling.  I first went to the GAA rooms in 2010. The program worked for me and I stuck at it. I attended meetings religiously and was really getting somewhere.  In 2016 my  world came crashing down as my wife lost a short battle with cancer. This isn’t an excuse I knew exactly what I was doing but having no one to answer to I got back into it heavy.

Fast  forward three years and a horrendous amount of money later I finally admitted defeat again. My life has become unmanageable and  know what I need to doI am eight days clean and Having gambled every day for the past three years it’s a step in the right direction. Just for today I will not gamble. Thank you for taking the time to read

This topic was modified 10 months ago by Determined to stop
Posted : 2nd December 2019 9:15 pm

Well done you for taking the first step to being gf days will soon mount up and you won't believe how far you've come soon keep reading everyone's post it keeps you busy and keeps you positive x

Posted : 2nd December 2019 9:49 pm

Very easily done , to lose the love of your life, trying to fill that void , you feel lost.


lost my mum to suicide two years ago , always gambled before , but It got progressively worse. 

Trying again.


i wish you all the best with your recovery.   

Posted : 2nd December 2019 10:04 pm

So sorry to hear the tragic loss of your wife. A brave and perfect step being back here admitting your problem. I am looking for the support of everyone and offering my support to you as we need it in these difficult times. 

Posted : 3rd December 2019 11:02 am

Good morning,

In 2002 i lost my wife to a short cancer battle. I was 34 and had to bring up a 4 year old child.

Fast forward a few years and despite re marrying my gambling demons emerged. I blew thousands and tried to destroy everyone and everything including a failed suicide attempt.

Why? I reckoned the world owed me a favour. After all i had been dealt a bad hand.

Fast forward a bit more. My son has forged a career, my debt is dwindling and my marriage is still together.

Pleased you have got to 8 days but maybe consider GA or counselling. 

We have suffered a bereavement and each turn we wish to make is difficult.

Keep posting. There are many good people on this site willing to help others.


Posted : 3rd December 2019 11:26 am
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