I have joined this group for some support, I gambled a few years ago and got myself into debt and nearly lost my family/home etc.
I haven’t gambled for 1.5 years and recently found myself back in a dark place, you would think after last time I wouldn’t risk losing my family but here I am.
My partner has found out and wants me to get support and I agree.
I feel so low right now and looking for any tips to help me start my journey again. I love everyone around me and I really need to sort myself out.
Welcome to the Gamcare forum Cassie
Thank you for your post and well done for reaching out for help. It sounds like after your relapse your gambling got worse. Problem gambling can affect anyone so please go easy on yourself. Unfortunately, relapses can happen, but the important thing is that we learn from them, and moving forward this extra learning will help us keep the recovery more sustainable. You are reaching out for support now and if you have not done this the first time around this is already a huge step forward. You are doing the brave thing now in wanting to address this. I’m sure if you have looked around on the Forum and you can see there are many people who have found themselves in a similar situation to you and are now living gamble free. This is available to you too.
If you feel it may be useful you can always talk to one of us here at Gamcare. There is someone to talk to on the Helpline on 0808 8020133 or the live chat through our website 24/7. We offer a wide range of help, support and treatment I’m sure would be of benefit to you. We also offer 1 to 1 support with a trained practitioner over the phone at a time that is convenient for you. All treatments are free of charge.
We hope you find the forum a helpful and enjoyable place. Please keep posting and reading through other’s posts as they are full of useful information and techniques on how to quit gambling.
Wishing you all the best
Thank you Darren, that means a lot.
It’s been a difficult few days and it’s the first time I’ve ever reached out for support. Today I blocked all sites and spoke to my bank to block transactions.
I will definitely make a call sometime in the week.
its helped reading through the forum already, I started to feel alone with the situation and it’s nice to know I’m not.
Thanks for replying
Hi Cassie.....I nearly didn't respond to your post as you seem to be 100% aware of what you did and what you need to do to try and put it right. As a gambler, I know that I can't have a single bet; its like being an alcoholic, you can't risk a drink as its a slippery slope.
Gambling is great fun but its also your worst nightmare.
Good luck and be strong - being by yourself because of gambling is no fun. I hope its something you never find out for yourself.