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CarsamTF
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Hi everyone. 
I don’t know who I am anymore. I’ve spent every single penny the last 6 months on gambling. I’m a mum of 2 and have a good job and all my money is gone. I haven’t paid any bills for 6 months, I’ve got debt collectors chasing me. 
I got paid on Tuesday. I’ve lost £1700 in 2 days. ... I just hate myself and can’t see a way out

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Topic starter Posted : 2nd December 2021 7:38 pm
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Hi CarsamTF,

Please call us so we can provide you with 1-2-1 support.   

It sounds like you feel overwhelmed at times by your gambling problem and financial difficulties, so please do take advantage of the free professional help that is available.

The National Gambling HelpLine is available on 0808 8020 133, and our 1:1 Livechat is also open 24 hours every day.  

Here are some additional resources:

NHS website page listing many resources for getting help for suicidal thoughts:   https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/feelings-symptoms-behaviours/behaviours/help-for-suicidal-thoughts/

StepChange 0800 138 1111 

https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/gambling-debt.aspx

Money Helper 0800 138 7777

https://www.moneyhelper.org.uk/en/money-troubles/dealing-with-debt/tackling-problem-gambling-and-debt

Take care,

Adam.

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Posted : 2nd December 2021 10:01 pm
Poblwc
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Please phone these numbers gor help . X

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Posted : 2nd December 2021 10:32 pm
maxmaher
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Step 1) ban the sites

Step 2) beg, borrow and steal to see you through to the end of the month

Step 3)  Contact all creditors explain situation

Step 4) confide in someone you trust to help you manage the urges / money

Step 5) mark 30 days on the calendar , then 60 , then 90

 

Change nor recovery comes over night its a slow gradual process to rewire the mind 

 

 

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Posted : 3rd December 2021 11:03 am
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@maxmaher would disagree with me even though he deleted his comment on my old post!, but you can request debt to be written of by speaking to your creditors. Gambling is an illness and considered a disability when it becomes a problem. Hence why we say 'compulsive gambling' like we say 'OCD'.

 

Wishing you the best going forward

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Posted : 3rd December 2021 9:49 pm
slowlearner
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Hi,

 

I am clearly missing something, where's the bad advice in this ?.

 

 

Step 1) ban the sites

Step 2) beg, borrow and steal to see you through to the end of the month

Step 3)  Contact all creditors explain situation

Step 4) confide in someone you trust to help you manage the urges / money

Step 5) mark 30 days on the calendar , then 60 , then 90

 

Change nor recovery comes over night its a slow gradual process to rewire the mind 

 

 

 
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Posted : 4th December 2021 12:35 am
slowlearner
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FANTASTIC ADVICE MAX!!!

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Posted : 4th December 2021 12:58 am
Scar
 Scar
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Hi Adam

We are all in the same boat, As far as it goes we all are all on the same journey. Sorry bud thats how it is. As a person you have to be happy to change.  If not then I dare say you will post the same post after post

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Posted : 4th December 2021 9:05 am
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