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sjw

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27.10.2017

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I came here looking for a way out of the dark place i had backed myself into. Over 12 years gambling reguarly without ever being in control i found myself 11.1k in debt, depressed and lost. I'd long become a loner. Go to work, come home and gamble. That was my life. Over the last year i've taken many steps forwards. Growing massively as a person i've managed to turn my life around and am well on the way to the life i could never imagine was possible for me. I've given myself a strong platform, its up to me to continue to grow from it.

I haven't gambled for

508

days

Date Post
08-02-2019 Day 500 Time goes quick when we watch it and stopping gambling gives us time to really notice that. …
03-02-2019 Thanks for dropping by Signalman, hope you are doing well. Day 495 To be debt free i need to run my …
31-01-2019 Hello Stollers5, Welcome to the forum. Reading your post makes me ask 1 big question that sounds cra…
30-01-2019 Big congrats on the 1 full year GF! Been great to read your story and see the positive changes you'v…
29-01-2019 Nice one Adam, great to read your posts when you are updating all these positive messages away from …
20-01-2019 Hello panda, It sounds like its time to try something different. You need help and its out there you…
20-01-2019 Massive congrats on the 1 year GF. Great effort, its a big milestone and shows you can do it through…
20-01-2019 Day 481 Things happen that make you stop and realise how quick time really does move. My work hours …
13-01-2019 Well done on 100 days GF Sarah. 100 steps in the right direction, keep taking them and things will k…
01-01-2019 Day 462 A new year rolls around. 2018 was a good year and a lot of that was because i made the effor…
24-12-2018 Congrats on 1 full year GF Bryan. Great to see you've managed to turn you life right round, enjoy it…
23-12-2018 GF here, Merry Christmas all. …
23-12-2018 Glad you are in a good place. Just be careful and keep it that way. A lot of hard work can be undone…
23-12-2018 Hello, Welcome to the forum. I came here in a trouble with debt and depression a little over a year …
21-12-2018 Hello Adam, Trust me you don't need to play poker. I struggled with the idea of letting that one go …
19-12-2018 Hello Sandra, However crazy the thoughts are, you've had the awareness to come here and write and ha…
19-12-2018 Day 449 Today was the first of 8 days off work for Christmas. I've had such a lazy day, i've done no…
16-12-2018 Thanks Adam and Sarah. Hope your both doing well. Yea, i have a lot to be greatful for really. I wor…
11-12-2018 Well done Sarah. I know its hard to accept but you have to let them react in their own ways to all t…
11-12-2018 Welcome to the forum Adam, sounds like you've taken some big steps to tackle your addiction. Im glad…
10-12-2018 Nice one Adam. Don't be too tough on yourself with the gym routine! Make sure you are enjoying it. A…
10-12-2018 Hello Bryan, Good to hear from you, glad things are going well. It's disappointing to see any cracks…
10-12-2018 Welcome to the forum Mel. Sorry to see you struggling with a compulsive gambling partener. The fact …
02-12-2018 Hello Stephen, This can be a tough month for a lot of people. Financial pressures can feel overwhelm…
02-12-2018 Good to hear from you Magnetism. Great to see you are still GF and congrats on 160 days! You don't n…
02-12-2018 Nice one Jayden, well on your way to the first year GF. Stay safe and enjoy this Christmas well and …
24-11-2018 Hello, well done for posting here, its a start if you want it to be. So, you are young and you have …
24-11-2018 Well done on 50 days Sarah. Im glad to see you taking up counselling and digging into the "why(s)" o…
24-11-2018 Congrats stu. You've done it everyday for 50 days now, everyday repeat what you've done and life wil…
24-11-2018 Thanks for all the messages guys. Read and appreciate all the support and guidance i receive on here…
20-11-2018 Well done Adam. Congrats on 100 days. Good to see things are going well, keep at it mate. All the be…
17-11-2018 Hello Stephen, Just passing by to wish you well. Hope you're enjoying a good GF weekend. Look after …
17-11-2018 Great to see you around the forum again with such positive news, closing in on a year GF. So good to…
17-11-2018 Personally i enjoy the differnet views people have on these things. Im glad you've found the way tha…
17-11-2018 Hello Signalman, Maybe attending GA is seen as a smokescreen that tells others "im dealing with it" …
17-11-2018 I've never stopped watching football. I love the game. Been watching since my dad worked for a premi…
12-11-2018 Welcome to the forum guys. There is a lot of standard information that is repeated as to what you ca…
12-11-2018 Hello Magnetism, Great to see you at 140 days, congrats. Life moves alone fairly steady for the most…
12-11-2018 It takes time to sort everything out after we stop. Rebuilding relationships, finances, work and lif…
05-11-2018 Getting signed up to Gamstop should stop a lot of those emails. Any extra help you can give yourself…
05-11-2018 Hello paulds, Congrats on 191 days GF. While i do get the backwards "debt free" countdown i just hop…
05-11-2018 Hello Northstander, Well done on 35 days GF. It's good to focus on positive things. Things that can …
31-10-2018 Thanks for the messages guys. Day 400 Managed to cut my outgoings down after switching a few things …
27-10-2018 Hello, Welcome to the forum. You haven't said too much about what your story with gambling is but it…
25-10-2018 Hello, Welcome to the forum. Well done on 5 days GF but keep in mind this addiction is tough and you…
23-10-2018 Hello Signalman, I know personally i saw i had ignored people socially (not made any effort) for so …
23-10-2018 Hello David, Welcome to the forum. This addiction is tough and you have to go after recovery with re…
21-10-2018 Big congrats on a full year GF SEL! …
21-10-2018 Well done on 300 days mate. How quick has that gone?! …
19-10-2018 I'd say whatever you choose to do you can't be working in a bookies anymore. You are clearly an addi…

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