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Don1993
(@don1993)

I went to a pub today. And enjoyed myself, I bet on horses and I had total control. I know i shouldn't as i am an addict, but I took control of the situation, rather than it over taking me. Today was a good day. And we go again from day 1!

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Posted : 24th July 2021 4:13 am
Joydivider
(@joydivider)

Well I hope you keep talking it through Don1993 because I disagree with you.

I gambled through addiction. I was never making a rational choice because the truth is I could never handle losing any amount of money and I never had any control once hooked.

I pretended I had the odd day of control but I was lying to myself. It was just trying to justify that everything was alright. However it was usually my addiction talking through me and gambling had always been my drug of choice from a young age.

The addiction is a mind control illness...its deviously clever in getting its own way when it knows you are having second thoughts. It wants you to think everything is normal and there is no need to fight it

Its your life. Nobody can force you to stop but I feel you know the truth and you certainly know what gambling has done to you

Best wishes from everyone on the forum

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Posted : 24th July 2021 6:22 pm
Givemethebuzz
(@givemethebuzz)

Ah the old in control line 

My ego has fed me this line many times in the past often right before i am about to do my [email protected] in 

Then when several hundred pound has disappeared from my bank account i realise i was never in control 

Gambling addicts are never in control 

 

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Posted : 25th July 2021 10:15 am
mobilephone
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I thought I was in control when I won close to 3K a few weeks a go, stupid me lost it a few days later and in debt once more. I've told myself many many times I will not do this anymore and I just can't control myself.

 

Just saying from my experiences, it's a bad idea - how long till it happens again? If I had control, I personally wouldn't do it.

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Posted : 26th July 2021 6:54 pm
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