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well where to start, last time I gambled was a few years ago, which I addressed and told my hubby and sorted my debt out,which felt great and I had even managed to start saving.

The last few weeks I have had a relapse which is absolutely stupid, now im in debt again which is making me a complete mess have managed to get a loan to cover most of the debt but I’ve spent all my saving, why do we do it. 
ive self excluded my self from some but others I only did a time out which is silly, why do we think we get our losses back by putting more money on these sites.

Last time I did this I went to talk to someone and thought after my sessions I will never do it again what is wrong with me.

Posted : 20th November 2020 8:14 am
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Welcome to the Forum Sammy,

I'm really pleased you have joined us, it sounds like for years you have done really well, but a relapse has now put you in a difficult situation again. It's really good that you have reached out as there is a lot of support available to help you.

As many others have experienced, they can exclude from some sites but there are many others they can then sign up to. With this in mind we can recommend you register with 0800 138 6518 as you can self exclude from online gambling companies licensed in Great Britain all at once. 

You mention that you talked to someone before and that really helped you, I'd like you to know that we could arrange some more support for you too. One of our Advisers on either our HelpLine on 0808 8020 133 or via our NetLine would be able to go through all the options available to you and ensure you have all the support you need to recover from this. You've proved you can do it before and with some extra support you can do so again. 

Kind regards


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Posted : 20th November 2020 11:33 am

Hi Sammy,


I can completely relate and am in the same boat. I had a relapse over the past month after several years free from gambling. Even after the initial relapse, self exclusion etc I found another site this weekend and have lost another £1000. Almost all of the savings I'd built up over the past year have now gone to gambling (again). I'm so angry with myself after the previous heartache and recovery that I've let myself get here again. I won't go into a lot of detail about why - sometimes there isn't necessarily a reason - it's too easy to get sucked back in again. Tomorrow is a new day and we WILL not gamble. We need to be kind to ourselves and draw a line under what's happened - sadly we can't turn back time and change things. But we can control our actions today and tomorrow. Good luck on the road to recovery.



Posted : 22nd November 2020 8:04 pm
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