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killing me slowly
three days ago, it's my payday and it's all gone because of my gambling addiction, this is deja vu for five months now. the problems are house rent is way past due, electric and gas bills, council tax, money for provisions, insurance for the car, money to pay off debts - all gone. i have two wonderful sons and a very understanding wife who has bailed me out God knows how many times. i wanted to close my eyes and sleep for 28 days and wake up to have money to sort things out, because everyday it is killing me slowly. any advice thanks.
Hi tonteni2002

" killing me slowly " ..... Great title for your post. That is exactly what gambling can do to you.
It sucks the life out of you.

Welcome to the forum. You are obviously here because you know, & have admitted to yourself that you have a problem. That is a great start.

I swear by my GA meetings. Without GA I would definitely be 6 foot under by now, as when I hit my "rock bottom", before seeking help, I attempted suicide.

Whilst this forum can give you valuable support, nothing can beat a GA meeting. Have a look for your nearest meeting and go along as soon as you can.

This addiction can be stopped. The ball however, is in your court. You have to be very honest with yourself. Do you want to stop?...Really?
Think about all the new year resolutions that people make. They really don't intend to carry through with those resolutions. That is the main reason why they fail.
You can beat this, but it will involve effort on your part. there is no magical cure.

Best wishes
hi ya mate.just read your story,my heart goes out to you.ive been excatly the same with this illness,ive blown all sorts of money and got my self in to more trouble than i can remember..i think a meeting would be the best advice i can give will be with people who truly will gather strengh and see a way forward.please dont be too hard on yourself,we all struggle with this sound like a nice and caring preson,please draw on the love of your family and friends.take a chance with a wishes for a bet free future. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->
Meetings are important. I stopped going and I slipped again !. I am going back again to GA tomorrow night and I know it wont be easy but I can assure you it has helped me in the past . Good Look and keep up the good fight. Teresa

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