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Bigred
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Hey all, 

Today is truly the start of the end of my gambling. All sites excluded etc, (don't have an issue with shops). I've always been an addictive type person, and always spent a little too much on scratch cards etc, lottery, but since lockdown it's gone up a level, (online). 

My dad died of covid in April, so this feel some what a mixture of a coping mechanism and my general addictive personality. 

But as I've mentioned, all sites are blocked. New start and the start of me paying money back. 

all the best. Big Red

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Posted : 10th January 2021 8:09 pm
Forum admin
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Admin

Hello, 

Welcome to the GamCare forum. Well done for reaching out here and for taking so many great steps forward in your recovery. 

I am sorry to hear that your Dad died of Covid last year, it is understandable to need an outlet for how difficult that must be. I just wanted to draw your attention to this organisation who could give you some support with that. 

https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-bereavement-and-grief

With regards to your gambling it sounds like you have made some very positive steps forward. If you would like to talk to someone about how gambling has affected you, our helpline is available 24/7. You can contact them on 0808 8020 133 or by using our Livechat. The advisers are also able to refer you for one to one support which may help you find other ways of coping with the grief of losing your Dad. 

In the meantime, please do continue to use the forum. 

Take care, 

Rebecca 

Forum Admin.

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Posted : 10th January 2021 10:50 pm
Lou x
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Im so sorry to hear the loss of your dad that must be so hard

I just want to say well done for taking courage to sign up and block all sites great step 

Lou x 

 

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Posted : 10th January 2021 10:57 pm
AadamK
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my dad died in February dude, so i can relate, and even though i had a serious gambling problem before this happened, i would say for sure his death made it a lot worse. 

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Posted : 10th January 2021 11:04 pm
Bigred
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Posted by: Lou x

Im so sorry to hear the loss of your dad that must be so hard

I just want to say well done for taking courage to sign up and block all sites great step 

Lou x 

 

Hi lou, lovely to meet you! Thank you for the warm welcome and condolences. It's been a hard year for us all so I'm trying not to put too much pressure on my self. 

best, red. 

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Posted : 19th January 2021 6:53 pm
Bigred
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Posted by: AadamK

my dad died in February dude, so i can relate, and even though i had a serious gambling problem before this happened, i would say for sure his death made it a lot worse. 

Hi mate! Thank you for you the welcome. Sorry for you loss also. 

It's horrible isn't it. How are you doing with it all now? 

best, red. 

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Posted : 19th January 2021 6:55 pm
Lou x
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Posted by: Bigred
Posted by: Lou x

Im so sorry to hear the loss of your dad that must be so hard

I just want to say well done for taking courage to sign up and block all sites great step 

Lou x 

 

Hi lou, lovely to meet you! Thank you for the warm welcome and condolences. It's been a hard year for us all so I'm trying not to put too much pressure on my self. 

best, red. 

Good take nice small steps like you have..i hope getting the blocks has took a bit of weight of your shoudlers knowing you can start paying back your money to take some stress off your plate.

Lou x

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Posted : 19th January 2021 10:27 pm
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