After a sustained break have returned to the forum.
Still gamble free but struggling with addiction to other vices. Food and alcohol at the moment
Many internal thoughts and fears at the moment.
Will push through.
To all that are still here and still posting i have 100% respect.
Hi Bal ,
Welcome back to the Forum , Really sorry to hear that you are struggling at the moment.
You are never alone and there's always lots of support available .
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Stay strong and keep fighting.
Hi Bal - I totally get you.
I think a gambling addiction can really dull the lure of all other addictions. If an addictive person isn't gambling, then the other avenues of vice do seem to attract us.
I too have a bit of an issue with alcohol now. I only drink 1 or 2 days of the week, but occasionally I will binge drink to get smashed & out of it. My family have flagged this up as a major concern and I totally get this. And I binge food too - luckily I run a lot, so this doesn't affect me too badly. And you're right - this 'need' comes from anxiety/fears.
To try and counter this I like, to run - up hills, park runs, 3k here, 5k there just to clear my head and stay fit/positive.
I think it's crucial that we find something constructive to fill the gap, whether it be suduko, jigsaws, sport, reading, walking, gym, swimming or whatever - it is important to turn the negative thoughts and emotions into a positive result for you.
I wish you well, James
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