New live chat launched!

Our old chat room had some issues and was no longer supported, so we got a shiny new one that lets you view chats and see the rest of the site at the same time. We think this new version will be much better with less glitches and more features. For now, chat is only…

Dr Wood to discuss Gamtalk at NCPG conference

Dr Wood, the founder and manager of Gamtalk will be taking part in the 30th National Council for Problem Gambling conference in Tarry Town New York on July 15th. The conference includes over 100 speakers and focuses on problem gambling prevention, education, treatment, responsible gaming, research and recovery related issues. Dr Wood will discuss the benefits of online support and…

God’s Grace

Story summary: Matt is also a recovering alcoholic and began gambling with his family. When he wasn’t gambling, Matt was always thinking about gambling and when he gambled he got a real high from the experience. As the gambling got worse he stole from the people he loved. Finally, after contemplating suicide, Matt told his Father and discussed everything together with his Mother. He went to see a priest who took him to a GA meeting. Matt hasn’t gambled since September 2009.

Ryan’s story

Story summary: For Ryan, gambling was a thrill and when he wasn’t gambling it was all he could think about. He was convinced that he could stay ahead by winning, but the longer he stayed at the casino the more money he lost. He tried to cut down on his visits, but eventually realised that he had to quit completely. Also, the excitement of gambling faded except when he won. Ryan hasn’t gambled since January 2016.