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Wed, 04/07/2018 - 02:27

Johnny cease


hi, at the moment I haven't got the energy to write much. I'm so exhausted from the stress of gambling that I don't function properly any more. The amount  of money I've lost over 20 years of gambling is a joke. 20 years!!!!! It's ruined my life. I feel sick to the stomach. Even when I win big I just give it all back. I want this nightmare to stop, tonight again I lost a lot of money. Hate myself for it!

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Wed, 04/07/2018 - 04:49



Much strength to you Johnny.  I know some of what you feel, actually alot of what you said is something I've gone through.  Sorry you are feeling badly .  The tail end of this addiction is harsh, we all know , we are all trying day by day to stay on a new path.  I hope that you will have some compassion for yourself and maybe even do something nice for yourself despite the situation because wanting this to end is something to reward yourself for... it's gonna get better.  I'm not someone who has that much time but I've been trying for years to stop and made some head way a number of times.  We are all in this together. tara

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Wed, 04/07/2018 - 18:35

Forum admin


Hello Johnny cease 

Welcome to the forum. I am sorry to hear you are feeling exhausted and stressed and you say that you are not functioning properly anymore. Problem gambling can affect a person’s general health and mental health as well as other areas of a person’s life. It may help to speak with your GP as to how you are feeling at this time so that you can start to get some support.

Gamcare has a freephone helpline where you can speak with an adviser and they will listen to your concerns. There is  free counselling support available to you if you speak with an adviser they can help to find your nearest counselling service  

The freephone helpline contact number is 0808 8020 133 and you can also speak with an adviser through our Netline

Keep posting we are here to support you 

Kind Regards 

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