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Hi, I have had a serious problem with gambling for 4 or 5 years now, I have lost everything, my partner and my kids. I havnt gambled in a week now. An I don't feel the urge to gamble either. My partner will not take me back and I'm scared its to little to late. But my mental health has gone down hill aswel. And its all because of gambling.

This topic was modified 3 months ago by Forum admin
Posted : 1st December 2020 11:24 am
Forum admin

Dear Davieboi,

Thank you for posting on the forum; I am sorry to read that you are struggling with your thoughts and feelings and have experienced such a lot of loss, leaving you wondering if you have left it too late to get support. It is never too late Davieboi; and I am glad that you have made the decision to reach out today. Please do not feel that you are alone; as you will see from the forum, people will be very generous in sharing their experience and support. 

If you have not already done so, please do consider contacting the helpline on 0808 8020 133 or via the live chat from the website, both of which are available 24 hours a day. Our team of advisers can listen and support you in putting gambling blocks in place and make a referral for 1-1 treatment support as well as signposting you to any other agencies as necessary. 

Wishing you all the very best, 

Take good care, 


Forum Admin



Posted : 1st December 2020 10:32 pm

Yes I am finally getting help, i had my first counselling session on Monday, an I really enjoyed it. But I have still lost my partner an kids, my partner says she has lost all love for me, but everyone keeps saying give her time but I'm scared its too late, but that will not stop me getting in the way of beating my addiction, I havnt had a bet in 9 days now an still motivated than ever to keep that up.

Posted : 2nd December 2020 7:34 am
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