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20 and in the military but can’t stop  


Since I joined the military at 16 I’ve been through a horrible addiction to alcohol for 3 years I was drinking every day when I woke up and throughout the night i eventually got over that then one of my mates at work introduced me to online gambling. Everyone in the military does it so I use that to tell my self that it’s okay but the true truth is I’m 20 and I’m at least £15000 pounds lost into gambling and I’m in debt because I ignore my bills and the loan that I took out during my alcohol addiction. I can not escape the world of gambling because it surrounds me 24/7 because everyone does it. I’m really struggling and don’t know what to do.

Posted : 20th August 2019 2:26 am
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Dear Cooperhopcroft,

Thank you for your post and welcome to the GamCare Forum.

For further advice and support including information on blocks to accessing gambling sites, signposting to debt advice/management and referral to treatment support please contact the helpline on 0808 8020 133 or via our netline available very day from 8.00am until midnight where you can speak to an adviser. 

Wishing you all the very best,

Forum Admin



Posted : 20th August 2019 11:21 am
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