I found a post today that was written to someone in diar need of support:
Posted by: c43h
When you have a brain that is completely garbled with thoughts and ideas that make no sense you need to see that there is no sense in trying to figure it out. None. Why? because you won't figure it out right now.
At this stage, it is better to look at a very difficult problem as simply as possible.
1. Deal with depression. Go and talk to someone. We are flock animals. No one figured it out alone.
2. Money is UNIMPORTANT. It is just the tool for further addiction and no bills debts or accumulation
will solve the merry go round you are in atm. Let it go. Make it important later.
3. When one needs to solve the brain puzzle you need to take it one peal at the time. Break down that problem into bite chunks and address them.
4. When things are spinning out of control. Focus on your breathing. Become mindful of what is happening now
You need to see someone. Look up your closest resource and go and have a chat. If they don't work try and try again.
Gambling addiction is a repeat action of trained in behaviour. You can train yourself to do something else.
It is all about attitude to the problem. Make a choice and you will at some point do something else.
But you have to help yourself. It starts with you.
wow that was very moving so sorry about your friend man we all know the hardships of gambling what it does to our mind our body our souls it takes our money our life our personality it sucks every thing from us untill we have nothing left the part that is so hard to explain to a non gambler is the part where u want to stop but you cant there is no substance going into your body there is nobody holding a gun to your head why would you want to give your money knowing no matter how much you win you will lose everytime , i dont know the answers all i can say is it is like in the movies when somebody dies and there spirit is there watching them thats how i feel when i have gambled when in depositing my brain switches off untill i have no money left its all out ov my control i beleive now im at rock bottom and i also think or beleive that you dont want to quit untill you reach rock bottom i feel different now im only 7 days in , unfortunatly some ppl hit rock bottom and still beleive theres no way out regarding your friend may they r.i.P and the wsy you talk about them seems to me you was there every stro of the way so in a way the was lucky not everybody had someone like you i respect you being on here as a non gambler it was nice to here a story frim the other side so ty
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