This is me back again.
First time was significantly worse, I had lost nearly 4K from loads of different bets and betting on near enough anything I could see or find.
I stopped for a significant period of time and felt I was on the right track….
then I started doing what I did again. It has got slightly worse over the past couple of months but have only really lost about 500-600 in this time, but want to stop before it becomes a lot worse and I regret it a lot more than I do now.
I have always had supportive family and it doesn’t feel like an addiction at times but now, at the moment, I feel like I’m starting to lose control of it. Things in discretion aren’t always a bad thing but now it feels like it’s becoming more than that.
How do I get rid of that urge or habit?
There are many reasons why people gamble and unfortunately, for some of us, we just aren't able to gamble responsibly. If you feel that you're losing control, it could be a sign that gambling just isn't for you. We often convince ourselves that the next time it'll be different. That we'll be able to gamble responsibly and keep it within our limits, but the addiction takes hold very slowly. So slowly that we don't realise we've lost control until its too late. It's great that you're aware of the issue before it's become unmanageable.
There are tools available to prevent you from gambling. Put gambling blocks on your debit/credit card. Download GamBan on your devices and sign up to GamStop.
The urge/habit grows more from repeatedly gambling. Once the temptation has been removed and you stop gambling, the urges become less and less. Don't be fooled into thinking your 'better' now. If it was a problem once, it can be a problem again. It's with us forever, but it doesn't have to the main aspect of our lives.
Today is day one. Take back control. Good luck.
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