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#1 Posted on:
Wed, 18/04/2018 - 19:29

Steveb

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2018-04-18

Hey everyone. So I’m on here cause I need help. I’ve been gambling a few years now...it all started off with a few wins on the horse racing..I was loving it easy money! One or two races turned into betting on all the races. It was my life go to work come home and bet all day till I had nothing left in my account. I had no time for nothing but gambling. Girlfriends and friends came and went cause I had no interest in them it was all about money. No social life no gym no money. I managed to stop for a year but back at it again back to losing all my money and feeling sick not sleeping or eating right then winning it back and feeling the happiest person about and losing it all again! I’m really ready to kick this dirty little secret for good and start living my life! The only good thing that I never did was get myself into debt..car repayment allways made and currently saving in first times buyers isa which I’m so scared of dipping into. Just want this to be the last time.

Posted on:
Wed, 18/04/2018 - 19:34

wittle71

Joined:
2018-04-17

You will dip into it if you don't stop now . That's for definite. You can stop now and avoid even worse heartache cos believe me it will happen if you don't . Think of it as a lucky escape .

Posted on:
Wed, 18/04/2018 - 19:50

Steveb

Joined:
2018-04-18

Thanks wittle! I’m determined to stop. Sick of feeling this way..but only one person to blame.

Posted on:
Thu, 19/04/2018 - 16:09

Forum admin

Joined:
2010-11-01

Hi Steveb,

Welcome to the forum, and thanks for sharing your post with us.

You sound like you’re fed up with your gambling problem, and now feels ready to do something about it. You also seemed to have taken a step in the right direction by coming to Gamcare for help and support as we can advise you on strategies to put in place to enable you to stop. However, it’s important that you stick to these advice, so you’d be able to reach your target.

There’re loads of help options available (whether you gamble online/ at the bookies/ or both) that you can apply to enable you control and eventually stop gambling. For instance, you can go for Self Exclusion from all the bookies in your local area with a single phone call, and you can also install one of the available internet blocking software to stop you from accessing gambling sites, and many more strategies to distract yourself from gambling.

In our forum, you can read and apply some of the strategies mentioned by other fellow members to yourself in case you can identify with them.

Alternatively or, in addition to that, you can contact our Netline or free phone Helpline on: 0808 8020 133 for more help and support. Our services starts from 8.00am to midnight, and every day, and it’s all free and confidential.

I hope the support you get from our forum goes a long way in helping you to overcome your gambling problem.

Do try and take it one day at a time, and post as often as you can.

Best wishes,

Beatrice

 

Posted on:
Thu, 19/04/2018 - 16:10

Forum admin

Joined:
2010-11-01

Hi Steveb,

Welcome to the forum, and thanks for sharing your post with us.

You sound like you’re fed up with your gambling problem, and now feels ready to do something about it. You also seemed to have taken a step in the right direction by coming to Gamcare for help and support as we can advise you on strategies to put in place to enable you to stop. However, it’s important that you stick to these advice, so you’d be able to reach your target.

There’re loads of help options available (whether you gamble online/ at the bookies/ or both) that you can apply to enable you control and eventually stop gambling. For instance, you can go for Self Exclusion from all the bookies in your local area with a single phone call, and you can also install one of the available internet blocking software to stop you from accessing gambling sites, and many more strategies to distract yourself from gambling.

In our forum, you can read and apply some of the strategies mentioned by other fellow members to yourself in case you can identify with them.

Alternatively or, in addition to that, you can contact our Netline or free phone Helpline on: 0808 8020 133 for more help and support. Our services starts from 8.00am to midnight, and every day, and it’s all free and confidential.

I hope the support you get from our forum goes a long way in helping you to overcome your gambling problem.

Do try and take it one day at a time, and post as often as you can.

Best wishes,

Beatrice