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parker97
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Hi, I'm new on the site. I just found it today and thought it'd be nice to be with people in the same boat. 

A little about me is that I'm 22 and didn't really think I had a problem until about a year ago and have struggled to stop since. I've tried to stop plenty of times and failed, even telling people I'd stopped when I knew I hadn't. I was losing up to a few hundred a month. I've lost at least a couple of grand over the course of the last 2 years, which really sobers me up to think about.  I had a problem with online slots but I've now got BetBlocker on both my computer and my phone. Had it on my computer a bit longer and it definitely does the trick. Hoping my phone is the final straw to get me past this! Anyway, I just had a bit of a relapse the last couple of days which has spurred on this account and this post. 

Thanks for reading if you have, I'm hoping to use this site to keep a diary for myself of how I'm doing to make sure I don't slip back on bad habits!

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Posted : 22nd May 2020 9:17 pm
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 parker97,

Welcome to the GamCare forum and thank you for posting. 

It sounds like the last few years have been a roller coaster for you. 

I am glad to hear you have installed Betblocker and that it has been working for you. Have you also thought about signing up for Gamstop? https://www.gamstop.co.uk/

I am sorry to hear you have had a relapse over the last few days. If you would like some further support and advice please feel free to contact our Helpline on 0808 8020 133 or you can use our Livechat option. 

We also have a Recovery Diaries thread here on the forum if you would like to start one up there, please feel free. 

Keep posting, 

Rebecca, 

Forum Admin. 

 

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Posted : 23rd May 2020 9:37 pm
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