When I was 18 I started gambling and was enjoying it because I was winning loads and I loved it. Then as the months went on I kept staking more and more on my bets but not winning as much. Then I started on casino games like roulette and that’s where it took the worst turn. By the time I turned 19 I couldn’t control it. I kept chasing my loses and every week I got paid it would all go on betting. It led to me taking out several loans and credit cards before seeking help. I registered to Gamstop and I couldn’t place any more deposits.
I had been clean from gambling for a year and a half and nearly paid off all my debts. I had a much better outcome on life and was so positive. I were able to spend money on myself and my family. It all great until roughly a month ago I stumbled across a betting site and registered up to it.
I thought I could control it and started to place bets again. I won big and was over the moon. I then once again started to put higher stakes and found myself in the same old dark situation. I wasted about 2 grand in a few weeks and that included all my savings and bills money.
It came to this Friday and soon as I was paid I put my whole wage on the roulette and lost everything I had. This time round it’s much worse because I’m 21 I have a family with a 3 month old baby, a car and a house. I am never good at opening up and speaking to people even ones close to me.
My girlfriend came downstairs at 2:30 in the morning to me crying on the kitchen floor. I now need to seek some professional help but don’t know where to go to. I’m too embarrassed to talk to people face to face so I’ve come on here for advice.
I have managed to get money from family to pat my bills but I’m scared that I can just as easily gamble again and need to speak to someone soon.