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ricks
(@ricks)

My story is a mixture of all the worst stories. I have been a cg since the age of 10, im 38 now. The one good thing is that i dont have debts.

In the last 8 years i have gambled but i also gained a life for myself.

I now have a family, a good job, a house etc. But i was still gambling. 12 weeks ago i posted on gamcare, someone left a link that led me to safe harbour. Its where i hang out now.

At first i didnt like the place that much and didnt fit in. Its far to 12 step orientated for me i thought.

Anyway it led me to look for more help and i found Rational Recovery. Also i found Stanton Peele. Also im sort of part of a little community at safe harbour ( which is a cg chat and posting site )

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I thank all my friends who have led to me to this happy place ( in my mind ) but i couldnt have done it without myself 🙂

Its been 6 weeks since my last gamble but the time is quite irrelevant. I have made the decision to stop and i dont need will power to do it.

Dess

I will post here from time to time.

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Posted : 27th August 2007 11:38 pm
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(@peg)

((((((((((des))))))))))

glad you're here 🙂

love,

peg

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Posted : 28th August 2007 12:43 am
Anna1
(@anna1)

Hi Dess. What a positive attitude you have! That's wonderful! Believing we have the willpower to change is really important, and it seems like you have that!

Stay strong

- Anna

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Posted : 29th August 2007 5:11 am
ricks
(@ricks)

Anna

im unstoppable

x

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Posted : 7th September 2007 4:26 am
Anna1
(@anna1)

Ooh, that was cryptic. Unstoppable in that you're doing great and no one can stop your progress, or unstoppable in that you can't stop gambling?

I hope it's the former!!! Let me know!

- Anna

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Posted : 7th September 2007 4:31 am
Anna1
(@anna1)

Oh, nevermind, just saw your post to Josh. That is fantastic!! I only hope I can do as well as you are doing and get to more than 6 weeks. Seems like so far away, but I'm determined to get there!

- Anna

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Posted : 7th September 2007 4:33 am
ricks
(@ricks)

Sorry Anna

I mean that Im unstoppable in this " recovery " or whatever you call it.

Anna since you are up at these times do you ever go to safeharbor.

A chat room for cg's

Des

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Posted : 7th September 2007 4:35 am
Anna1
(@anna1)

Hi Des. No, I have never been to Safe Harbor. I'm a little scared to chat live. Do you find it helpful?

It's not that late here in the U.S. - Only 9:30 where I live. 🙂

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Posted : 7th September 2007 4:37 am
ricks
(@ricks)

I presumed you were in the UK. I dont know why.

Safeharbor is full of nice people in the main.

Im a little bit of an outsider there . For example i am there now but cant really find anything to talk about.

Anyway its been invaluable to me

Des

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Posted : 7th September 2007 4:42 am
Anna1
(@anna1)

Do you find it hard to talk now because you're doing so well?

I feel a little scared sometimes because I seem to be having very few urges so far. I'll check out Safe Harbor and see if you're there.

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Posted : 7th September 2007 4:43 am
ricks
(@ricks)

I just find it hard to talk sometimes because Safeharbor is very GA minded and im not.

Again i must say it has been invaluable to me. I have met some great people there.

des

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Posted : 7th September 2007 4:47 am
Anna1
(@anna1)

Thanks for chatting with me tonight, Dess. It meant a lot.

- Anna

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Posted : 7th September 2007 5:32 am
Lucy2
(@lucy2)

Hi Dess

Sorry for the slow uptake didn`t click ds was dess.

Thanks for your welcome tonight..have to admit I was not sure abour safe harbour as I went to AA a couple of years ago and just didn`t get..Anna logged in thought I should give it a go..Glad I did

It was good to chat with people there and then, am not used to chat rooms so bear with me..But will returnxx

Warmest regards

Luv

Lucy

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Posted : 8th September 2007 7:33 am
ricks
(@ricks)

I hope we see you again there

xxx

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Posted : 8th September 2007 8:54 pm
peg
 peg
(@peg)

hi ((des))

bumping up your diary to share with someone.

xo

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Posted : 11th September 2007 6:20 pm
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