• Amelia posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 hours, 26 minutes ago

    My gambling hasn’t caused me to lose anyone or get in trouble yet but my 40 year old son had to have his leg amputated a few years ago and that fix of gambling would take my mind off of it for awhile. I am now realizing a lot of things about myself. I go to the casino about once a month but stay too long. I really don’t ever want to go aga…[Read more]

    • You already know that the gambling will only temporarily ease the emotions and you don’t seem like your gambling is out of control but it can always get to that point. You have taken good first step in quitting and I hope your successful!

  • Amelia posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 hours, 34 minutes ago

    Looking for support for gambling.

    • There are many tools available on this site as well as one that I found is a free app called RecoverMe sit in on the weekly chat and there are GA meetings online daily

  • JerMe posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 9 hours, 10 minutes ago

    My daily post here. I’m usually good through the weekdays but it’s the weekends that get me. This coming weekend, my husband will be home so that always helps but it’s the weekends when he’s at work that get me. I have to make plans now to prepare for those times. I also learned that my aunt had passed away yesterday. She was a beautiful person…[Read more]

    • One day at a time is all we can do I’m sorry for your loss and pray for your continuing strength

  • Joni posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 9 hours, 55 minutes ago

    Quitting once again. Made worst financial mess to date. Checks bouncing, bills not paid, husband ready to end things. Wonder if there’s any inpatient treatment in Michigan? Saw therapist for 2nd time yesterday. Installed Gamban to keep me away from gambling.

    • Hi Joni
      Glad you are reaching out.
      Here is a link to treatment centers in Michigan.
      And if I may suggest maybe give Gamblers Anonymous meeting a try.
      Lots of support there. And this is a tough addiction to arrest on our own.
      God Bless
      Ken L Grateful Recovering Compulsive Gambler

      Treatment Facilities

    • You can do this. We all need each other for support. This is my first time on here.

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 18 hours, 21 minutes ago

    December 7th Reflection for the Day

    As long as I stubbornly hang on to the conviction that I can live solely by my individual strength and intelligence, a working faith in my Higher Power is impossible. This is true, no matter how strongly I believe that God exists. My spiritual beliefs – no matter how sincere – will remain forever lifeless if…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 19 hours, 14 minutes ago

    Hi Folks
    If you don’t have any support groups / meetings in your area I have posted below some info to join GA telephone meetings.
    You can connect and listen to folks share what is working for them and you don’t have to share if you don’t want to.
    You can just listen. Our illness in my opinion is easer to arrest with the support of others.

    GA…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 5 hours ago

    SCHEDULED SESSION Tuesday Night December 6th
    Chat will focus on recovery conversations and will be moderated by a Gambling Outreach Support Worker from British Columbia. Everyone is welcome! (6-8pm PST)

  • JerMe posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 8 hours ago

    Hello everyone. I’ve been watching YouTube videos about gambling addiction. It’s been helpful just hearing so many different ways of thinking I have not thought of before myself. I think that is one of the most helpful things about GA, and online communities like this.

    Things that are becoming clear to me are that I never once won! Never! If…[Read more]

  • Steve posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 11 hours ago

    5 days of no scratch tickets, almost felt like buying one or more, but that was on the way to the mall even before i got there for a coffee stop and a bus transfer. when i got to the mall i did buy four lottery tickets, my rationalization is that i’m sticking to not buying scratch tickets. When i got to the mall i was able to not buy any…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 19 hours ago

    December 6th Reflection for the Day

    When I finally convince myself to let go of a problem that’s been tearing me apart – when I take the action to set aside my will and let God handle the problem – my torment subsides immediately. If I continue to stay out of my own way, then solutions begin to unfold and reveal themselves. More and more, I’m c…[Read more]

  • BW posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 19 hours ago

    I am new here and have gambled excessively and compulsively for the past 10 years now. 6 years ago I moved from Michigan to Las Vegas and told myself that I would keep my gambling under control but it has spiraled out to the point I have lost loved ones and friends as well as all the financial consequences that many here face. I have gambled to…[Read more]

    • The desire to change is the first big step…. and it sounds like you have many reasons to want to continue…. Good for you… It should help if you come to this site and get advice from others too… Lindy

  • goodvibes872 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 20 hours ago

    Hi. I\’m new here, been fighting the realization that I truly have a problem and that I am at the point of losing everything if something doesn\’t change. I am needing support form people that understand what I am going through and can call me out on my bulls**t

    • I would think all of those that come to this site can identify with you and hopefully can help in some way… I’ve only been here a few months but have gotten a lot of support…. You ‘can’ change…. You’re not alone …. Lindy

  • NicoleTu posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 20 hours ago

    I made it to day 2! I looked at all the pictures on my walls and I felt sad and worried at loss because when I see my husband I feel like I have disappointed him and left him second-guessing me and miss trusting me. last night I thought about my kids and the gambling I spent could have gone to them or my dogs or my bills or my savings but I am…[Read more]

    • Keep those thoughts in your mind… your husband and kids… That’s great motivation . I realized too that my family was much more important than gambling. Take care … Lindy

    • Good morning Nicole, great job on not gambling yesterday! I am on day 2 today as well and already feel a little better just from taking active steps to address this dependency. I think it is important to create healthy rewards for ourselves that will replace our “go-to”. I don’t know what that will be for me but it is worth thinking about. We…[Read more]

  • stephann posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days ago

    Today is Day.What a hard Day as ive mentioned before my Mom works with me daily andbis also a compulsive Gamb.I habe my own business so we will typically stoo in between jobs and get scratch tixs.To start my Day 8 off my Mom says i will buy coffee today i had a good weekend- I said oh good she then said i hit on a scratch tix!! Stoo at the next…[Read more]

  • Ellabelle posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 2 hours ago

    Hello everyone, I am new here. I have had a challenge with online gambling for several years, my highlight was that I did not gamble at all in 2021 yet made up for this good thing by playing excessively this year and losing more than some people make in a year. I am ashamed of this. The positive is that I just re-installed Gamban on my computer…[Read more]

    • It’s great that you came to the realization that you did… and acted on it…. Good for you… Lindy

    • Does Gamban work for apple?

    • Hello Nicole, yes I believe you can download their program for an Apple computer/tablet/phone, etc. I hope that helps.
      https://gamban.com
      You can try it for free for 7 days, I am not getting any kickbacks from them but know that it works because I had this installed on my PC and laptop at the beginning of 2021 and did not gamble at all that…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 2 hours ago

    Every hour write down 3-5 reasons why you want to quit gambling. Why? Because it will force you to think truthfully. We know we can win sooner or later. No… that was a lie, but we will keep thinking it until we start thinking about consequences and why we should stop.
    Sometimes gambling involves coveting. Covet means desire, but it implies a…[Read more]

    • Hello Durr,

      As a person of faith in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, I can appreciate what you state yet on some levels I don’t agree. I am by nature a very generous person and have been more so when I have won. In my thinking, people may find themselves powerless in the face of gambling but it remains a choice. If I lose $1000.00 in a few…[Read more]

      • Hi Ellablee,
        I think that God has a purpose for us, and things for us to do. I write about purpose often for the Christian group at quitgamble.com James 4 says: Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
        For my Christian group, I push “purpose” so that we will focus on “doing good” instead of gambling.
        For…[Read more]

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