• tksarge posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 25 minutes ago

    I have tried quitting on my own. Half hearted efforts that last for a month or so. Then I start small again. Slots. Stupid mesmerizing slot machines. I live within 30 minutes of 4 Indian casinos in my area.
    I have gotten cash advances, ran my checking account low, depleted my savings, tapped into my retirement savings.
    I want it to stop. I…[Read more]

  • Dr Richard Wood posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 8 hours ago

    Glad to hear folks are joining in with chat 🙂

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 7 hours ago

    Good Afternoon
    We had 5 people at the 9pm online meeting here last night so will try to hold another one this Friday at 9pm est. Topic will be ” Whatever is on your mind or in your heart. Hope to see you there.
    Mm

  • poutine posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 23 hours ago

    Thanks for the update Ken. All is well in central Canada apart from the -20 temperatures.

  • dyl508 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 1 hour ago

    I’ve been gambling on sports off and on for about 8 years I started up again and I’m losing a lot I go to work and feel like I’m working for free it is takIng a toll on me.

    • I am in the same situation. But I am hopeful because today I drove by two stores that have slot machines and I kept on driving. I may need to go into credit counseling but it is not set in stone yet. I can still make my bills it may take 4 months of living very frugal and not paying cable bill on time. Might just make small payments on that…[Read more]

      • Good job tomv small steps. It’s hard in the beginning. I’m still in the beginning. I really feel like coming here helps so much. I’m really not comfortable going to GA meetings. And we literally have 3 in during the week in our area in 2 are way out of my way. And the 3rd is extremely inconvenient. So this is so helpful. I can pop on here whene…[Read more]

        • Ya I just get the urge sometimes and think I can win my money back and I think of all the money I have lost it just makes me more depressed

    • Hey, I’ve been a recovered gambler(hude slots addict) for few months now… I know how you feel, working for free, going to work without any will, having financial problems and know that those bucks from work wont cover them…But i did every step at the time….I opened savings account where i can deposit everytime i like, and whenever i get a…[Read more]

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

    Good afternoon
    I am going to change the 5pm Monday meeting to 9’pm est Tuesday.
    Hope this time works better.
    Thanks
    Ken L YBIR

  • tomv posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 20 hours ago

    Pennsylvania has skills slots games in various locations in my area now, the slots are no damn good. They need to take them out. I have no problem telling people my story. I won jackpots, well I guess they can call them jackpots but they are really just minor winnings. I won $1800, $1100, $1000, $800, $700, $500 and other amounts over the…[Read more]

    • The state in which I am from we have lottery machines in every bar and restaurant and also any place that serves beer or wine. They are allowed to have 6. They are every where. You practically can’t go anywhere without them being there. This isn’t Nevada either. And we have casinos. Granted they aren’t every where but common enough. Howev…[Read more]

      • You know I am going to contact my state rep and tell him what happened. I take responsibility for it but the benefits cannot be that great. I think the casinos are enough. I have two of them within 20 miles. I had a problem and about a year ago I got on the exclusion list. I took responsibility for my actions. The casino is called parx,…[Read more]

  • jbear2018 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week ago

    Part of my issue with gambling has always been boredom. Today I found something that I found very enjoyable. There are these wash your own dog businesses. Very nice and I have two very awesome dogs that it’s always been a pain to give baths to. Well I decided to take them in today one at a time. These places provide everything for you to bathe y…[Read more]

    • It’s boredom for me to, plus the slots are just to addicting for me. I am going to find a hobby and spend time with friends from now on.

    • It’s boredom for me to, plus the slots are just to addicting for me. I am going to find a hobby and spend time with friends from now on.

  • noone posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 2 days ago

    Hello, this is place what i looking for. Sorry for my bad english! I just want write here, i gamble everytime when i have money, and i need to say stop! This ih horrible habit, everytime when i say “never again”, today i think that, but tomorrow i gamble again. I feeling lonely, horrible and angry! I need chat with someone. Thanks a lot people,…[Read more]

  • sylviav posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 2 days ago

    Hi everyone. I am going through one of the most difficult times of my life, feel completely overwhelmed and powerless over the events happening. Unfortunately, I still have the reflex to escape to give me a breather, but of course, I end up feeling a lot worse and disgusted with myself. How is it possible that even with those horrible feelings…[Read more]

    • Hi. Small steps at first. Don’t beat yourself up for not being able to stop. Stop for a little bit at a time. Instead of going to gamble take $10 and go see a movie and only take $10 with you for the movie. Or pre buy the ticket. Fighting the urge is the hardest part I think. ThT is what I have been doing lately. I am happy I can each time. I…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 3 days ago

    Just wanted to share a saying lady in a Gamblers Anonymous used to say.
    ” Compulsive Gamblers aren’t stupid people trying to be smart or bad people
    trying to be good. We are sick people trying to get well. ” And for me getting
    well and staying well meant / means finding counseling and attending
    GA meetings and when I am struggling with gambling…[Read more]

  • rogermarklawsonx1 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 4 days ago

    Welcome to the new member, want to make friends to chat with everyone !!

  • jbear2018 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 5 days ago

    The hardest time for me is when I’m lonely or stressed. And sometimes I’m lonely when I am with people. Honestly reading these posts help me. I don’t feel like I’m the only one out there. I feel like there are people out there who understand and don’t judge.

    • Hi there. I have the same problem. As soon as I get stressed I go to gambling even though I know it will usually end with more stress.

    • If I may suggest try finding a GA meeting.
      Pretty sure you will find welcomed and understood.
      And you will be given a phone list of folks from the
      meeting that you can call when you are lonely or
      struggling. And if you are interested I send out two
      daily recovery messages that I think help me to start
      my focused on recovery. If you would like to…[Read more]

  • hattur posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 5 days ago

    gambled yesterday thought i was off lost all feel so hopeless now

  • eniqua posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 6 days ago

    Well, hello everyone, I’m new here. Signed up a few days ago, but finally got the nerves to post my first message. I initially went to a casino 20 years ago, just for fun. I believe it finally hit me as an addiction 3 years ago when I started going every month. These past three years, I’d say I would spend on average 30 grand a year. I am in a…[Read more]

    • Glad you are reaching as most compulsive gamblers never do and sadly they end up the gates of insanity jail death or all three. Hope you will continue to post and maybe visit chat. I am usually in chat weekdays of and on between 10 am est and 3 pm est. And if you are interested I send out two daily email messages to start the day. If you would…[Read more]

  • smilesmile posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 6 days ago

    Hi everyone and welcome to the new community support wall

  • cbuckeye722 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 6 days ago

    I know I have an issue with gambling but at times I’m in denial. I won’t spend above and beyond what i have but even losing hundreds is something i shouldn’t be doing. That feeling of thinking i can win back what i lost with that next sports game is tough. My situation is a little different. I go through a local bookie and he has a website but…[Read more]

    • Try finding an addiction counsellor and a GA meeting.
      Doing both will triple your chances of staying in a
      Heathy recovery. Hope to see you in chat.
      Ken L GRCG

  • hannah2292 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hi to all. I just want to share a story with you guys. After 5 years of gambling and he’ll of a lot stress and losing so much money. I just want people to know I am here if anyone wants to chat. I haven’t gambled for 6 months now and I can honestly say I feel brillaint. I’m still in a whole load of debt because of it but I’m sure in few years I…[Read more]

  • grapeandmint posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Feel in a very dark place at the moment

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    I know not everyone attends GA but here are reasons that those who do attend drop out.

    So here is a list of them that a sister in GA sent me.

    Have a great day.

    Ken L YBIR

    Studies show that attending self-help support groups, such as Gamblers Anonymous (GA), plays a significant role in recovery from addiction. The longer that problem gamblers…[Read more]

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