• Adjs1 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 12 hours, 24 minutes ago

    Today is my first day of recovery. This is my first post on a forum. I leave behind me a wake of destruction and pain. I have broken so many precious things. I have faced my truth as of yesterday and faced the ones I have loved and hurt. I am taking steps to climb out of the pit I have dug but I am so overwhelmed right now it is hard to put one…[Read more]

    • One day at a time Adjs1. Healing, recovery takes time. Don’t beat yourself up to bad, we tend to loathe ourselves, and try to make ourselves feel really BAD. Make recovery your number 1 priority in life, your worth it !

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 15 hours, 22 minutes ago

    We either chase pleasure or discipline. Pleasures draws include short-term fun, feeling good, and the killing of time. And when we only include righteous pleasure, the ending is not so bad.
    But when we chase discipline we increase in profit. We have long-term gains, we head in the direction of self-control, and we gain more mastery over our…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 19 hours, 50 minutes ago

    JANUARY 20 Reflection for the Day

    I understand that, when I allow myself to dwell on the problem, the problem will worsen. But when I dwell on the solution, the situation will improve. My problems with money today have much less significance when I focus on my recovery and continued abstinence rather than spending my time wishing I had no debts.…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 16 hours ago

    JANUARY 19 Reflection for the Day

    It was far easier for me to accept my powerlessness over gambling than it was for me to accept the notion that some sort of Higher Power could accomplish what I had been unable to accomplish myself. Simply by seeking help and accepting the fellowship of others similarly afflicted, the craving left me. And I…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 15 hours ago

    BE PREPARED

    If we are totally prepared for temptation, we will overcome it. I have set up boundaries to block myself from temptation. Proverbs 4:23: “See the evil, and hide yourself.”

    A fantastic verse. See temptation for what it is, “See the evil.” See temptation as your light disappearing and your depression entering.

    People who have been cle…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 20 hours ago

    JANUARY 18 Reflection for the Day

    If we are determined to stop gambling, there must be no reservations whatsoever, nor any lurking notion that our obsession will someday reverse itself. Our regeneration comes through the splendid paradox of the Twelve Steps: strength arises from complete defeat, and the loss of one’s old life is a condition for f…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 18 hours ago

    Wanted repost Winston’s post from earlier today that I accidently deleted

    ” “Hello Community, I have a gambling addiction. my addiction is somewhat strange as I do not gable every day or every week but when I do I do heavily. my addiction has caused me some distress. loosing my family and my home. I am in a lonesome place. I understand the…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 18 hours ago

    Sorry Winston I accidently deleted your post about binge gambling when trying to post some info about it from Gamblers Anonymous book.

    I only go on gambling binges periodically. Do I need Gamblers Anonymous? Yes. Compulsive gamblers who have joined Gamblers Anonymous tell us that, though their gambling binges were periodic, the intervals between…[Read more]

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

    I’m just depressed and feeling so much anxiety online gambling just dropped my credit score tremendously and I’m overwhelmed and feeling defeated hopeless and I don’t know where to start

    • Hi Daisy
      For support may I suggest you find some counseling and a gamblers anonymous group in your area.
      The folks in those groups have been where you are and will share their experience strength and hope.
      And if you are around tonight at 9 pm est there is a moderated group in the Tuesday chat room.
      In the meeting members share their thoughts and…[Read more]

    • Hi Daisy! I 100% know where you are. I drifters Tia too gambling on Dec. 12th, 2021 so I am very new to this. Trust me you, this website helps if you visit it a lot. I’ve also found counseling which also helps tremendously. Keep fighting and keep coming back here. Good luck… you got this.

      • Thanks lee3413 I’m not feeling that strong I feel like once I get caught up again I’ll have a different mindset like I will go but with a limit and then the online thing is a horrible addition t us so m going to betblocker and 🙏 I won’t fail it’s only day 2 so I was feeling maybe too confident and I don’t wanna set me up for a hard crash

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 8 hours ago

    JANUARY 17 Reflection for the Day

    I have been told over and over that I must constantly work to give up my old ideas. “That’s easy for you to say,” I’ve sometimes thought. All my life, I have been programmed, computer-style; specific inputs brought forth predictable responses. My mind still tends to react as a computer reacts, but I am learnin…[Read more]

    • Agree Ken, we need to leave our past habits for good and develop new healthy habits

    • I love listening to pastor Rick Warren he has alot of good suggestions for not only overcoming addictions but every aspect of yr well being!

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 16 hours ago

    A PRAYER PLAN
    What if we prayed one of the prayers for quitting every 30 minutes (when possible). We can and should do this. Simply carry a list of the prayers everywhere you go. Then set an alarm to go off every 30 minutes, then pray one of the prayers.
    It is a great idea to fight your addiction with prayer for 20 or 40 minutes in one sitting per…[Read more]

    • Prayers and surrender to the Lord wil turn yr life around in ways u would never ever believe possible! Praying for all of us to remember the peace in our soul without gambling is what will bring uscto the real joys in life! Keep sharing everyone we r better together than alone!

  • Dhat posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 17 hours ago

    Looking for a small group or community in the Lansing area. Tried GA and it just wasn’t for me. Didn’t seem like people I had anything in common with.

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 19 hours ago

    JANUARY 16 Reflection for the Day

    When we first came to Gamblers Anonymous, whether for ourselves or under pressure from others, some of us were all but sickened by the concept of “surrender.” To admit defeat flew in the face of our lifelong beliefs. Some of us thought of the immortal rallying cries of Churchill at Dunkirk, or of FDR fol…[Read more]

  • l dropped out of collage due to gambling and i want some help on how to stop gambling completely . i literally gamble on everything be it football , basketball ,baseball , handball , table tennis , lottery and etc most times virtual football

    • Hi Blessing
      For support may I suggest you find some counseling and a gamblers anonymous group in your area.
      The folks in those groups have been where you are and will share their experience strength and hope.
      And if you are around tonight at 9 pm est there is a moderated group in the Tuesday chat room.
      In the meeting members share their thoughts…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 21 hours ago

    JANUARY 15 Reflection for the Day

    I must never forget who and what I am and where I come from. I have to remember the nature of my illness and what it was like before I came to Gamblers Anonymous. I’ll try to keep the memory green, yet not spend time dwelling morbidly on the past. I won’t be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful, and to believe tha…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 14 hours ago

    LEARN FROM A 4-YEAR-OLD
    Yesterday my wife was around a 4-year-old girl who said: “I am not allowed to see my dad anymore because he did something bad. But everybody has bad in their life and it is okay. We just have to decide to be happy. Sometimes when tears come, you just have to push them back.”
    That 4 year old is going to do okay. Most of us…[Read more]

    • It’s not email so I can’t delete you. I simply don’t read the threads that I am not interested in at a forum like this.

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 21 hours ago

    January 14 Reflection for the Day

    I admitted that I couldn’t win the gambling battle on my own. So I finally begun to accept the critically important fact that dependence on a Higher Power could help me achieve what had always seemed impossible. I stopped running. I stopped fighting. For the first time, I began accepting. And for the first t…[Read more]

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

    If we often choose the wrong alternate activities, we will fall. The weakest level of alternate activities are level 5 activities. Things like risky TV or movies, hanging with friends who lead you down the wrong path, or drinking.
    While these things are usually better than gambling, you will have a much higher chance to quit your habit if you…[Read more]

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

    Has anyone self-excluded themselves from the casino? I want to but it feels like cutting off my oxygen. Self-discipline clearly hasn’t worked and I need to impose some external limitations so I just can’t go gamble. I want to quit but can’t and I hate this feeling. Are there any medications to stop the urge?

    • kenl replied 1 week ago

      Hi Cherie
      I would look at self-exclusion for myself as removing something cancerous from my body.
      Compulsive gambling is an illness that can’t be cured but can be arrested and self- exclusion is a good start.
      I would also suggest you find some counselling and see if there are any GA meetings in your area.
      If you have any questions please feel free…[Read more]

    • Well.I was the queen of self exclusion,6 months then gambled,one week later banned again this time for a year.after that year i allowed myself a few days to gamble,but from 2012-jan of 2019 i continued to ban every six months.
      Now did it help yes and no.
      I would simply go online.But for sure there was a huge relief.Even a kinda omg its finally…[Read more]

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