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Kingston22
(@kingston22)

I have had a gambling problem for many years, i have no idea how much i have lost but its thousands.I am left with debts of about 30k which i will pay off over about 3 years.

 

25/11/20 is the day i last placed a bet and i never want to place another.

 

I want to build relationships and get my life back, i will pay off these debts by working and earning.The dream of winning big has gone its time to get real.

This is only day 2 but i am positive and fully committed.

 

Kingston

 

 

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Posted : 27th November 2020 3:23 pm
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 Aum
(@aum)

Great to see you alongside us Kingston.

You have made one of the best decision you will ever make and I wish you every success in stopping gambling and rediscovering yourself.

Stephen 

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Posted : 27th November 2020 9:47 pm
Chezzy
(@chezzy)

Glad to have you aboard. Wishing you well in your journey. Here if you need anything. 

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Posted : 27th November 2020 11:49 pm
Kingston22
(@kingston22)

I am now onto day 5 without gambling, the weekend was a big test with so much football and horse racing on. The fact i have used gamstop was a big help as had i not i may have crumbled.

 

I haven't contributed much on here i hope i don't appear selfish or that i am all about me. Once i get a bit further into my own journey i aim to use my experiences etc to support and try help others as others have done with me.

 

One thing i have noticed and has really angered me is the amount of gambling adverts there are on tv, yes i have noticed more because i am trying to give up but the volume of adverts seems excessive.

 

Sorry just ranting

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Posted : 30th November 2020 12:32 pm
Kingston22
(@kingston22)

Hi

Sorry i have not been on here much this past week.I am now onto my 16th day GF i have it easier this time with having gamstop and self exclusion in place.

 

I know i am only 16 days in but this time feels different, i feel mentally stronger and more determined than ever. A big driving force this time is i hate gambling, it has ruined so many lives, i have wasted so much of my life gambling and i refuse to ever place a bet again.

 

I was in such a dark hole before and as long as i remained in that hole i never had a proper look at myself and my gambling.

 

I still have regrets and guilt however as each day passes that eases a little. I am only 41 and can be debt free by the time i am 44.

 

Thankyou all for reading and continued support

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Posted : 11th December 2020 10:42 am
Bladesman
(@bladesman)

Hi, nothing to be sorry about and 16 days is 16 great achievements, no matter how far people have got don't forget we all start on day 1 which is the hardest day of them all.

I know what you mean about hating gambling, I think it's as our minds clear from the fog of the addiction. I now have total contempt for gambling companies and their adverts especially when watching sport. They make it sound so easy to control, which I suppose for a lot of people is, but us as compulsive gamblers know how it can destroy lives.

Well done and keep going!

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Posted : 11th December 2020 12:06 pm
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