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Joe-90

Member since:
05.10.2016

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I joined GamCare as I had gotten into debt due to my gambling getting out of control, I got counselling but did not fully engage in the process as thought I could still do my football bets etc and keep it under control which let me back to rock bottom.

This time I came clean to my family as well as my partner and started going to GA which has really made me look at the situation honestly and I have come to realise that I am a compulsive gambler who can never bet again.

I haven't gambled for

73

days

Date Post
21-01-2019 HI Flying Panda, My story was  simialr in ways to yours. I would have gambling binges now and agai…
17-01-2019 Hi Zmt3094, You are not alone, there are thousands like us out there. If I were you I would look up …
16-01-2019 Hi Tb, Look up your nearest GA meeting, start attending regularly. You will get advice and from othe…
14-01-2019 Andy you focus is on this debt and the fear of telling your gf and Dad, its all negative thinking. T…
11-01-2019 Hi Andy, You certainly are a compulsive gambler, you should look up your nearest GA meeting and star…
07-01-2019 Hi Kkksss, Sorry to hear what you are going through, living with addiction is not easy and unfortun…
04-01-2019 HI Dave, The other posters are dead right, you are posting here because deep down you know you have …
03-01-2019 Hi Brucey-b, Addiction is like an emotional illness, things we dont like to deal with consiously or …
03-01-2019 Merry go round has summed it up well, no one can help him beat his gambling, its all up to him. He k…
02-01-2019 Well done on posting here Panda_star, you need help and support to get through this. Your instinct …
20-12-2018 You clearly have a problem and recognise it, but like me it may take until you hit rock bottom until…
17-12-2018 Hi Chunny, Well done on taken steps by self excluding via Gamstop and also attending GA meetings and…
08-12-2018 Hi Borrelius, Well done on coming on here, your story is so familiar. I would advise coming clean t…
27-11-2018 You need to read your post back, its full of compulsive gambler mindset, things are not exactly how …
26-11-2018 Well done on posting here Dom, first step is to admit we have a problem. Im you 20 years down the ro…
23-11-2018 Google gamstop, once he registers with them  he will be self excluded from all sites. Stepchange ca…
23-11-2018 Thats it Al, We cannot win becasue we simply cannot stop. Other people bet as a form of entertainmen…
21-11-2018 Good News first Adam, your a young man who has realised he has an issue. If you address it now, you …
19-11-2018 What else should we ban? alcohol, tabacco? again people would not significanlty lose out. In my book…
16-11-2018 Hi KittieKat, Sorry to hear about your situation. All the advice here you have received is ideal. I…
15-11-2018 I would not ban it, plenty of people enjoy gambling and have control over their gambling. Similar to…
14-11-2018 Hi FreeOfTroubles, Good open and honest post. I do not agree with your opinion regarding GA however…
07-11-2018 One thing is certain, you need to change your behaviour. Talking about the issues is far better than…
06-11-2018 Hi KA2306, Money is only part of the problem, why not sit down with your partner and do a full fina…
06-11-2018 Hi Trapped, As a compulsive gambler, I was on the other side of the coin. My partner stood by me but…
06-11-2018 Hi beyondmiserable, As you are well aware, life can be a train wreck at times, but having the abilit…
05-11-2018 Mindy have you tried GA, one good thing about those meetings is your talking adn listening to other …
05-11-2018 As compulsive gamblers we lie to protect ourselves from the reality of our addiction, we sacrafise e…
05-11-2018 Talking is far better than texting, even better is talking to someone face to face, this is why coun…
03-11-2018 Using someone elses card without their knowledge is fraud. …
31-10-2018 Hi Lewis,  You are right, if we want to gamble we will find a way but the barriers are there to mak…
31-10-2018 Hi onthebrink, What you have done is great but its bascially putting up the initial barriers to pre…
23-10-2018 You are most certainly not, if fact there are thousands of people out there with the same problem. F…
19-10-2018 Whatever happens you need help, that is for sure. This is typical compulsive gambler behaviour, we m…
18-10-2018 Hi Cody, You are over the first hurdle by admitting you have an issue. Now to really tackle this you…
18-10-2018 Hi Dan,  I was very similar to yourself, I was in denial of the reality regarding my problem. I kne…
17-10-2018 Hi Dan, How did you gamble? have you done self exclusions? Have you opened up to people close to you…
17-10-2018 Hi Browneyedgirl13, It can be hard dealing with people you care about who are addicts. I know when …
15-10-2018 Hi madoreo007, Well done on seeking help, your parents are hurt naturally as its a bolt out of the b…
10-10-2018 Hi final straw, I would also advice you look up your local GA meeting and make it part of your recov…
18-09-2018 Frankie, its a dreadful addiction that takes everything from us, but at teh root of it all is our de…
18-09-2018 Hi Amblu, Perfectly natural for a compulsive gambler to blow all their money,  especially when we r…
18-09-2018 Karles,  I just hear excuses to be honest, all our lives are stressful and difficult, they are made…
17-09-2018 Escapism is part of addiction, when we drill down into the issue we learn its not really about finan…
15-09-2018 Karles, You are trying to beat an addiction on your own, you need to get this out in the open. If yo…
14-09-2018 Good stuff John, You are right, we can never win because we can never stop. We might have periods wh…
13-09-2018 You have just described the solution Conor, own up to your actions, dont let them define you. Seek o…
12-09-2018 Its a great move, the fact its delayed shows the power of the gambling companies as they know exactl…
12-09-2018 Hi Hardygirl,  You did not deserve to be assaulted, you should seek councelling to help with that. …
12-09-2018 One of the best things to do is read your own post again. You cant tell your partner? why not? Is sh…

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