Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
gambling again
I stopped gambling(poker online) for 11 days, i thought :"yes, this time it's good, " but not, i gambled again, i lost again, i'm depressed again, i'm 52 years old, i have nothing, i haven't my own house, i lost my savings.I lack of will; it's a nightmare, i would like come back before i knew poker .
My life is a disaster, i pray every day : god, help me, god give me the strenght to stop gambling; god give me the will for living in peace without this addiction.
Nobody knows my problem, i can't tell anybody i'm so ashamed.
I need to read yours histories; i need to write these words,i need to break a habit;
i'm living in france, there are not meetings gamblers anonymous in my town; you are my only self-boat.
thanks for reading
Hiya,really sorry to here you are struggling mate. The good thing is you are very much aware of the situation,and you are asking for help.There is a saying in GA: 'the time,place and the money'.If you take one of those away, you can't have a bet. It's called the triangle -try that my friend, it's a good start. I know you live in France and it's difficult to get help, but keep coming on here or the chat rooms. You are not alone mate; we've all been where you are, if not worse,there is always hope mate. I should know. Let us know how things progress for you <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt="Big Grin" title="Very Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

I know exactly how you feel, however its a start noticing you have a problem, thats the first steps.

Me personally, I would recommend you tell the closest ones to you, as they will be your initial support.

If there are no groups locally to you i would say that counselling is a good step forward along with this forum, I had counselling for around 4-5 months a few years ago, and looking back at it now i realise that it did improve my life massively (relationships,work, family).

But do what you have to, but well done for admitting and noticing you have a problem its a good start.

You are not the only one.You will never be cured from the disease like any of us compulsive gamblers.We can only arrest the hideous disease 1 day at a time.Or thats the way ive found,because if like me you think further ahead,it overwhelms you and drives you back to gambling.I have done the same as you many times,lost homes,businesses,savings,and the shirt off my back,just to gamble,and then gone and done it again.The only way is the GA way.I wish you good luck,because I know exactly how you are feeling,Andy
Hi Kinnor

I agree with both Adam and Andy.

Confide in family members. Support from family can help you enormously.

I too have had counselling. It can help you. Counsellors are bound by a code of ethics.
Nothing you say will leave that room.

Don't be ashamed to ask for help. We have all been in your position. Although I still feel some shame, I know that my family are proud of the effort I am making to beat this addiction.

Keep posting. You will get a lot of support here. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

Best wishes
tHANKS adam, ginger, andy, roy.
When i read yours advices i feel i'm not alone and i find it the strenght to stop gambling; i know i can do it with a lot of will and your help.
I do some progress, i gambled five times last month(before know GA , i gambled every day); i'm feeling less the urge, i pratice sport, etc.... but the goal it's stop gambling completely.
For the moment i say:one day at a time and today i will not gamble.
Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)