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cardhue

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18.01.2013

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I haven't gambled for

2101

days

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18-11-2018 [quote=Johnny57] Definitely should not be banned just because most of us are compulsive gamblers doe…
15-11-2018 Have you seen this? https://www.ted.com/talks/johann_hari_everything_you_think_you_know_about_addict…
14-11-2018 I would ban most forms of  gambling, on health grounds. I would heavily regulate bookies to small s…
07-10-2018 Congratulations on your recovery. But not sure that boasting about charity-giving is quite the heroi…
10-09-2018 Gav You describe well how our internal state can change so wildly in the course of a day.  As a ser…
06-09-2018 The neuroscience of addiction is interesting (and shows we have less free will than we think). But i…
01-09-2018 As you and others allude to, you have a common gamber’s trait, of lacking meaning and purpose in l…
24-08-2018 Well done Gav. You do right to cram in AA/GA. The more you invest, the greater the incentive not to …
20-08-2018 Oh and glad you couldn't start a new diary. Starting a new diary, changing username - is all a load …
20-08-2018 Hi Gav Sounds like you are identifying the right things to change and be aware of.  When I read tha…
14-08-2018 Well done for coming clean. You’ve increased the chances of stopping gambling hugely. You’ve man…
13-08-2018 With respect, it's a fools errand to tell yourself you WON'T be anxious. Or that you WILL be happy. …
09-08-2018 Hi Michael  Sorry to hear about your struggles, particularly how it affects your family life. There…
30-07-2018 Hi Kelly Wow! Now there’s an inspirational read! Every now and then you write with  captivating h…
29-07-2018 Hi NT I think you know, deep down, that there's no point in playing the blame card. Yes, the gamblin…
29-06-2018 Congrats on your 9 years and nice post. Was interested to read you describe yourself as usually very…
18-06-2018 Addiction is an emotional response not a rational one. Your mind conjures thoughts to justify the ur…
18-06-2018 Yeah i like that. Don’t fight what’s in front of you. Don’t try to make it vanish cos you can…
18-06-2018 To be open and reveal myself (in spite of any self-consciousness) To value and develop friendships P…
17-06-2018 I read a comment that gambling is an anethetizer. That it numbs internal pain. By internal pain we r…
12-06-2018 You’re annoyed by people extolling GA/counselling and also by people relapsing. Rather intolerant …
07-06-2018 [quote=merlins] Things don't get automatically easier after I quit gambling. There are still a lot t…
04-06-2018 [quote=Phil83] You can't really group gambling (an, albeit potentially harmful, occupation/vice/hobb…
01-06-2018 Whilst it's good that you are less in debt, your success is rather limited giving that you seem to b…
01-06-2018 who knows quite why controlled gambling never works. Maybe it’s because when you’re still gambli…
29-05-2018 Why not go zero tolerance, for starters? In the context of being a long-term addict (with accompanyi…
27-05-2018 Numbers  numbers numbers. Don’t kid yourself that your debt is why you gamble. Its always an emot…
21-05-2018 Yeah the embarassment and shame around telling parents can feel overwhelming. Telling my dad felt li…
20-05-2018 Sorry one other point. And I think this is an important one, and one I've raised elsewhere before. I…
20-05-2018 Dan I'm just pointing out the elephant in the room.Is my comment really not constructive - or is it …
20-05-2018 Well ok you can say that there should be better information or support. But IMO the real issue here …
19-05-2018 People say we make up any excuse in order to gamble. Nah - We make up any excuse AND gamble. Not TO …
19-05-2018 So are you just good old fashioned lying to your parents to get money?  Louis …
18-05-2018 [quote=Phil83] It sounds promising but I can hear the sound of bank notes being stuffed into brown e…
11-05-2018 Dude As feelings fade you won't be able to 'recall' the negative feelings of despair etc, should you…
09-05-2018 You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear …
04-05-2018 This has more than a whiff of moral panic. 1. If your child is programmed to enter a world of gambli…
30-04-2018 [quote=Phil72] Personally I prefer approaches based on more modern methods such as cognitive behavou…
29-04-2018 Gambling surely involves games of chance. A competition which requires skill/knowledge is different.…
28-04-2018 Zero tolerance towards gambling. But a pub quiz isn't gambling …
27-04-2018 Great to hear you're going to tell. That IS a proper positive step. Rooting for you. Let us know how…
23-04-2018 Something seemed odd about this post and so I looked at some of the multiple threads you've previous…
24-03-2018 Hi JD I respectfully disagree that I'm over-worrying. Now that I've acknowledged this addiction and …
23-03-2018 Thanks jd and Dan. I work 4 days a week so that I can look after my son. This is something I value h…
21-03-2018 Being healthy is mega important. But I guess there's an analogy to having a perfectly tuned sports c…
20-03-2018 How is the alcohol issue going? Fair play in addressing this. I have certainly used alcohol as a 'so…
19-03-2018 Mind boggling how undemocratic this is. The arguments are- It will lose jobs. Well tough she'ite. Yo…
15-03-2018 Hi PA That's a joke re the football team. Do they think they're Real ffs! Must be hard seeing your s…
15-03-2018 Fair do's but you're still not REALLY addressing the 'why'. This is understanding addiction at a neu…
06-03-2018 Yeah I can see why you're alarmed, scared at a near miss. That horrible out of control experience. B…

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