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gambling - slalomskiboy - 21-12-2011

My name is Andy and Im a compulsive gambler,I havent had a bet for 577 days or since May 20th 2010.Although I havent been to any meetings in 3 months it still seems like it was only yesterday since I had a bet,as we all know we only do it 1 day at a time.I am still in a horrendous financial mess from that last bet and still fighting my way along although never getting anywhere but at least the stinking bookies havent had any of my blood earned cash for that long as its all gone to debts!!I amposting as this is for me the worst and most loneliness time of year,I hate xmas and always will as its just totally boring and empty especially being alone.I am grateful to GA though that ive at least arrested gambling for today without GA I wouldnt have been alive .Im not sure where I go from here as always its an uphill struggle just to keep above water but good luck to everybody fighting this hideous disease.Andy.


Re: gambling - smartie - 23-12-2011

Hi Andy,

Really good to hear from you and thank you for posting again...

For me a day used to be a long time not to gamble so hearing your therapy reminds me there is hope within GA. Hope that I can get a new life and recover a day at a time using the GA recovery program...

The other thing gives me is the feeling of never being alone...Walking into a room with other compulsive gamblers working on their addictions is awe inspiring and to hear their progress on a daily, weekly and then yearly basis is what i love...

When i had my 'break' from GA (however mine was due to gambling) and returned to the group, i thought i'd get a rough time, but there was none of that.. It felt like walking into my 2nd home - getting pats on the back, a cuppa made for me and a biscuit or two... (except at home I have to make my own cuppa)

Keep in touch Andy...
In unity