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Gambling and my Obsession
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I would have thought that anyone who had more than 10 years of recovery would have overcome any obsession to have a bet years ago. And, they would understand that it is not the gambling, it is the need to escape that they might be looking for, it merely comes to the compulsive gambler in the form of gambling.

When I get stressed, frustrated, etc.. I often get an urge to escape. There is something in me that makes that my default mode for coping. As a result of the effort I put into my recovery the need to escape comes to me far less now. And, when the possible thought of my old preferred default option comes to mind I can instantly dismiss it now. I have measures in place that don't allow me to get into the same predicaments that I used to find myself when I gambled.

There is a big difference between abstinence and recovery. I know that peoples' recovery is different but my addiction and understanding it was one of the first things I learnt.

Big Dave (Uxbridge/Eastcote)
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Re: Gambling and my Obsession - by BigDave - 28-09-2014, 01:00 PM
Re: Gambling and my Obsession - by smartie - 28-09-2014, 09:38 PM
Re: Gambling and my Obsession - by BigDave - 29-09-2014, 12:24 AM

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