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I am 30 years old and have spent the last 10 years of my life gambling! I have spent thousands!! I am at the point now where I really am going to ruin mine and  my loved ones life’s if I don’t stop! I’ve registered on gam ban and gam stop and have blocked all deposits off my bank card. At the minute I feel defeated like I’ve no fight in me, I’ve just lost another £2000 today. This needs to stop. Here we go. Day 1. 

Topic starter Posted : 20th June 2022 8:36 pm

If you are gambling 2 grand a day i would advise seeking some professional help as the addiction will be seriously deep routed

Cold turkey and blocking may not be enough there could be some serious underlying issue within your life/ personality 

Posted : 21st June 2022 9:16 am


Thank you for being open and honest on here.

Please understand that the addiction is just the symptoms that you may be emotionally vulnerable.

For me escaping in my fears and going gambling just made things much worse and cuased my self more pains.

If you are able to go to GA meetings or any open recovery meeting it all helps. 

You are correct going back to gambling just make thinsg much worse.

You opening up and being honest is a big start to finding help and recovery.

Investing time an energy in to your recovery can turn thinsg around and help you heal from your pains.

In time I accepted that money lost is gone and surrender to the fact I would not get it back.

Please eak help in your recovery.

Sadly for me I was not able to stop gambling from day one which is often the case.

Yet by attending more than one meeting per week I was not able to abstain from gambling but I was abale to become much more healthy and less afraid over time.

By understanding when I was emotionally vulnerable I was able to stop reacting in such unhealthy ways over time.

I am a non religious person yet I have found peace and healing in my recovery.

Love and peace to every one 

Dave L

AKA Dave Of Beckenham UK

Posted : 21st June 2022 9:59 am
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