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Back again!!
#1
Well where do i start , this is the third time i have returned to GA to look for help and to get back onto the road i have so longed for . I first came onto GA in 2013 then again in 2016 now back in 2018 . This time nothing too drastic compared to my first arrival on here ,  i have been gambling for the past few weeks hiding it sneaking off to put bets on and just seemed to be going back to the person i hated and the person i have worked sooo hard to get away from . 
This is not about the money anymore it is about the mind set and moving the mindset away from it all  , there has been times when i have thought i cannot live without it and just cave in and keep gambling but i cannot and will not be beaten , the suicidal thoughts have crept in as i have contemplated defeat to this horrendous addiction though i do what i did to beat this last time which is read stories from everyone else update my own life and keep away from any bookies. 

I am still excluded from all websites though have found myself wondering into shops , i need to do things day by day and string those days together to make weeks and months and hopefully again years!

Please get in touch to share experiences and help each other this will not go away without help and shoulders to lean on are the way to do it 

Thanks for reading Tom 

DAY 1 of my new life
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#2
I can relate to how you feel, replacing the escape of gambling hasn’t proved easy for me. It has only been since I stopped gambling (18 weeks ago today) I realised how much time I devoted to it....filling that time productively isn’t easy and sometimes escaping life into the gambling zone was easier than dealing with the problems that life can present.
Keep focused my friend...attend meetings...post on here and accept all the support you need.
In Unity
Micky
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#3
Back yet again , I need to ensure I stay focused on removing this awful addiction from my life . My family do not deserve this . 1 day in now fresh start , for the first time I am stopping gambling before I have lost everything, I have a house and money and really need to stop , desperate times .
I need to stay on here help others and accept help from others . Hope everyone is getting through there pain too
Thanks for reading
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