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Constantly Mess Up - Aarciaor - 02-09-2011

I'm a compulsive gambler, and although it's taken me a while to admit, this is undoubtedly the case.

I can't help but bet- be it roulette, sports, blackjack etc. I just can't stop.

It started of with small amounts here and there, now it's hundreds. Last month I gambled away all of my housemates rent money without even realising. My mum bailed me out and I swore I wouldnt do it again. I did the exact same thing this month. I know im stealing, and I know the money isn't mine, but its uncontrollable at the moment. My mums found out again, although I did try to hide it, and the dissapointment on her face made me feel terrible. I have no answers for her as to why I do it because I have no answers for myself. I have no excuses, no legit explanation. I'm going to attend a GA meeting on Wednesday to seek help, but more than anything, I want help with how to make my family understand without looking like I'm trying to make an excuse.

Advice would be welcome.

PS. I'm a youn gambler- age 20