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hi this is the first time i have actually wrote somthing on this website but i think its about time, i gambled today and lost several thousand pounds, im only 22 but the saddest thing is, is that it feels fine to me to lose this amount, but that is a scarey sign is that gambling is part of my life, i have been doing this for the past four years and i hate evry bit of it, i know i am an addict, and i have thought of sucide several times, GOSH IM ONLY 22, but life just feel so lifeless after a bad bet. i really wanna die. but my advice is just keep on trying it will knock you down, but at least i know im trying and that is all i we can do.

anyone that wants to stop !!! if u really wanna stop bann yourself from your locals all of them, and also get a betfilter, im just unlucky today i went to the pub and put a few pound into a roulette machine and go carried away. im an idiot but i have a disease and saddly there is no cure to it. what i do know is that im going to try harder next time and and just keep on trying, because there is more to life than just money and worrying about it all the time, be gratful, for the greater things in life!!! rember even celebraties do it, so your not the only one! i hope this uplifts you in some kinda way, because it hasnt for me because i have heard myself saying the same story back in my head so many times. good luck and i hope you find your cure!
Hi death2me

I hope I don't read the wrong thing with your login name? You have a lifetime to look forward to.

You know, the nagging wife, the screaming kids, boring PTA meetings, Tax time, etc... <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt="Big Grin" title="Very Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

Have you been to a GA meeting? I am 52 years of age and one of the things I hate to see is a young person throwing away a potentailly great life for a few hours of "fun" gambling. If you don't nip this problem in its infancy, it will just get worse. Ask any of the CG's who have been gambling for a number of years. It will never get better!

This "disease" is very hard to beat by yourself. The fellowship of GA will be able to provide support and knowledge for you in the battle to stop gambling. It won't be easy, but you can stop. <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt="Big Grin" title="Very Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

Best wishes
thank you for listening and replying but no im not going to kill myself! but i will kill a part of me from of today where i will fight this gambling addiction, i have banned myself from online bets and hopfully monday i will get rid of one place where i can;t go nomore the casino lol
thank you roy for listening
Gidday senacleo

Banning yourself is a positive step, however I still remember I would drive for a couple of hours to a venue just to get my "fix". I really think you should set yourself a goal to attend at least four GA meetings. I say four because the first meeting can seem very strange to a lot of people. Give the meetings a chance by going to at least four.

You are right that "there is no cure"...we will always be Compulsive Gamblers, and just like the first drink to an alcoholic starts him on a binge, so the first bet to a compulsive gambler leads us on a gambling binge. <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarrassed" /><!-- s:oops: -->

Look at this disease as an alcoholic would look at his.

Don't test or tempt yourself....stay away from gambling venues, don't carry money on your person.

Boredom can lead to gambling...keep yourself busy, get a hobby.

Ask someone to look after your finances for a period...get back financial control.

Remember, you are not alone. We have all got the same problem you have. We always will have.The difference beetween you and me at the moment is that I CHOOSE NOT TO GAMBLE!
The reason I don't gamble now is simple. I remember the WORST thing I did while I was gambling, it is something I will probably never be able to forgive myself for. <!-- sSad --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_sad.gif" alt="Sad" title="Sad" /><!-- sSad -->

I like myself a hell of a lot better now than when I was gambling. I don't loathe myself anymore, I don't dread hearing the postie coming with the mail, I don't have to lie anymore, and I sleep better. <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt="Big Grin" title="Very Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

Best wishes

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