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Re: Compulsive Gambler - smartie - 30-04-2015

joshefc1990 Wrote:Hi Lizzie!

So pleased that you're able to say no to gambling.

In my experience of ga, all them things you are doing worked for a short while but eventually getting through on will power caught up to me and I returned to gambling heavier and harder.

Since I looked into the 'programme' '12 steps' in its original AA format. The compulsion for me to gamble has gone, will power has gone, I am able to walk around with money, I can walk past a betting shop and it doesn't enter my head. As long as a practice step 10-11-12 every Day the compulsion for me to gamble isn't there.

I wish you all the best in the future! Good luck Lizzie!

Josh x

Really glad what your doing is working Josh...
Just be aware there's a big difference between reading the steps and working them with a sponsor on a daily basis. Lets hope what your doing keeps the gambling at bay, but if it comes back maybe think about a sponsor...

Smartie xx

Re: Compulsive Gambler - smartie - 30-04-2015

joshefc1990 Wrote:I have a sponsor who I have worked the 12 steps with and I speak to him daily and works the steps daily <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->


Well done...
jft Smartie xx