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takenafirststep
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Good evening just wanted to write a little post as haven't been active on here for a while. 

It's been 324 days since I have last gambled .... Crazy just wanted to say for those just starting out it does get easier.

I was gambling every day and adverts were a trigger I wasn't able to watch tv at night for a long while because it would get in my head candy crush was my go to when I wanted to gamble. 

My need for gambling seemed to be trigger around the bereavement of my mum. The adverts seem to be increasing again but it's not something I miss or want to do anymore ( I had gambled for 12 years or so most days.

 

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Posted : 23rd February 2021 10:59 pm
Forum admin
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Dear takenafirststep

 

Congratulations on being gamble free for 324 days that it  a fantastic achievement, you should be really proud. 

Keep up the brilliant progress

John 

Forum Admin

 

 

 

 

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Posted : 24th February 2021 6:28 am
Holly66
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A fantastic reminder it can be done 

Congratulations on 324 days 

Holly 

 

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Posted : 24th February 2021 8:08 am
Beat_gambling_today
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Posted by: takenafirststep

Good evening just wanted to write a little post as haven't been active on here for a while. 

It's been 324 days since I have last gambled .... Crazy just wanted to say for those just starting out it does get easier.

I was gambling every day and adverts were a trigger I wasn't able to watch tv at night for a long while because it would get in my head candy crush was my go to when I wanted to gamble. 

My need for gambling seemed to be trigger around the bereavement of my mum. The adverts seem to be increasing again but it's not something I miss or want to do anymore ( I had gambled for 12 years or so most days.

 

Hey buddy. Congratulations on your gamble-free status and thanks for sharing. A question for you or anyone in a similar situation... You say it gets easier, I agree... I am 112 days gamble-free... I still think about how relieved I am to be ‘out of’ the gambling trap every day without fail and it fills me with a sense of achievement BUT what is your biggest daily challenge around gambling now? Like; what does it feel like to be almost a year free? I’m finding it 7/10 easy but some days are tough however I had more tough days at the very start of my recovery. Is it a case that the tough days for you are VERY rare nowadays? I’m not sure I am clear on what I am asking, if not I can rephrase. What tips have you got for somebody at my stage? I am very happy with my recovery at present, doing my family and myself proud. Always think of my little 4 year old daughter as I stay free day after day ❤️

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Posted : 24th February 2021 11:54 pm
Seanj777
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Great news that. Hope your journey continues. 
All the best 

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Posted : 25th February 2021 7:56 am
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