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#1 Posted on:
Thu, 13/09/2018 - 15:44

john040886

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2018-09-13

I am 38 years old and gambled my whole adult life.

From slots in my teens , to fruit machines , to horses , to football and then the dreaded roulette.

My addiction is based around upset and unrest in my life which triggers me to escape and the best way to do that was seemingly gambling.

Unfortunately since the introduction of the roulette I have lost an absolute fortune , begged , borrowed and had sleepless night.

I am chasing the dream , the one big win on the lottery , that big scratch card win or my football coupon , the truth is I cannot ever win , even when I win a few quid it just turns me into a greedy monster wanting more.

I have closed or blocked all my online betting accounts so I do not have the ability or ease of placing a bet on my phone or computer , I live in the middle of nowhere so would have to drive miles to gamble.

The first day of the rest of my life with a determination to build on the days.

Posted on:
Fri, 14/09/2018 - 09:52

Joe-90

Joined:
2016-10-05

Good stuff John,

You are right, we can never win because we can never stop. We might have periods where we dont gamble and convince ourselves we are in control, but once life throws **** our way gambling is a great bubble for us to escape to. We literally condition ourselves to run away which is not healthy.

I would also advice making GA part of your life, I know you said you live in the middle of no where so it will take effort but even going to a meeting once a month will help, this is a life long struggle so you will need all the support you can get.

Posted on:
Fri, 14/09/2018 - 10:01

YorkshireLad

Joined:
2017-11-07

Sign up for GamStop. Excluded from all your bookies locally. Have somebody else control your finances. Get receipts to account for everything. Only living this way will cleanse you from gambling, you’ve gambled your whole adult life, you will know no different to gambling...keep smiling and remember everyday we don’t gamble it’s a blessing. Best of luck mate.