• kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 minutes ago

    APRIL 4 Reflection for the Day

    Another common denominator among those who slip is failure to use the tools of the Gamblers Anonymous Program – the Twelve Steps. The comments heard most often are, “I never did work the steps,” “I never got past the First Step,” I worked the steps too slow,” or “too fast” or “too soon.” What it boils down to is th…[Read more]

  • listeninglaura posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 8 hours, 58 minutes ago

    I’m not surprized it took a world pandemic to shut down gambling in Las Vegas and elsewhere….I couldn’t be happier that has happened…I’m just so sad it took this to shut down the devils playgrounds….I love being far away from any thoughts of gambling…too engaged in the moment now

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

    APRIL 3 Reflection for the Day

    In almost every instance, the returned slipper says, “I stopped going to meetings,” or “I got fed up with the same old stories and the same old faces,” or “My outside commitments were such that I had to cut down on meetings,” or “I felt I’d received the optimum benefits from the meetings, so I sought further help fr…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 21 hours ago

    Just wanted to share this info that a recovery friend shared with me. Hope you are all well and stay safe.
    God Bless
    Ken L YBIR

    Tips from a psychologist on how to cope with this pandemic.

    MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS TIPS FOR QUARANTINE
    1. Stick to a routine. Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, write a schedule that is varied and includes…[Read more]

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

    APRIL 2 Reflection for the Day

    What causes slips? What happens to a person who apparently seems to understand and live the Twelve Step way, yet decides to go out gambling again? What can I do to keep this from happening to me? Is there any consistency among those who slip, any common denominators that seem to apply? We can each draw our own…[Read more]

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

    APRIL 1 Reflection for the Day

    If we don’t want to slip, we’ll avoid slippery places. For the gambler, that means shunning poker parties and race tracks and anywhere that gambling is taking place. For me, certain emotional situations can also be slippery places; so can indulgence in old ideas, such as a well-nourished resentment that is all…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 15 hours ago

    Below are the details to call in for all the meetings. Day and Time Call In Number and Meeting Code and Email for Information and Questions

    Sunday 9 PM 712-770-5338 836083# Sunday9PMHelp@gmail.com

    Monday 9 PM 712-770-4925 554671# Monday9PMHelp@gmail.com

    Tuesday 9 PM 712-770-4943 253824# Tuesday9PMHelp@gmail.com

    Wednesday 9…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 15 hours ago

    MARCH 31 Reflection for the Day

    My illness is unlike most other illnesses in that denial that I am sick is a primary symptom of my sickness. Like many other incurable illnesses, however, my illness is characterized by relapses. In the Gamblers Anonymous Program, we call such relapses “slips.” The one thing I know for certain is that I alone can…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 22 hours ago

    Over my years in recovery and having lost my son to suicide I know that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem
    If you are having those thoughts reach out to family or a friend or call one of the suicide prevention lines in your country.
    Canadian Suicide Prevention Service (1-833-456-4566) 24/7 USA 1-800-273-8255 24/7 and UK 01708…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 22 hours ago

    MARCH 30 Reflection for the Day
    Absolute humility means freedom from myself, freedom from the demands that my character defects place so heavily upon me. Humility means the willingness to discover and carry out the will of God. Although I do not presume to attain such a vision, just keeping it in my heart helps me know where I stand on the road to…[Read more]

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

    March 29 Reflection for the Day

    Why do people gamble compulsively? Dr Robert Custer, a pioneer in the treatment of compulsive gambling, believed we have four basic human needs – affection, approval, recognition, and self-confidence. When these needs are not met, people feel inadequate and overwhelmed by life. Gambling may – for a time – app…[Read more]

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

    MARCH 28 Reflection for the Day

    We must think deeply of all those sick persons still to come to Gamblers Anonymous. As they try to make their return to faith and to life, we want them to find everything in the Program that we have found – even more, if that is possible. No care, no vigilance, no effort to preserve the Program’s constant eff…[Read more]

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

    Good Afternoon Folks
    Just had the privilege of sharing an hour of recovery at the Friday afternoon GA telephone meeting.
    Thanks to several Gamblers Anonymous there are telephone meetings every night of the week at 9 pm est

    Suggest if you are struggling give them a try and share
    this info with your fellow members in recovery
    Take care and stay…[Read more]

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

    is this to do with gambling

    • kenl replied 1 week ago

      Yes welcome
      If you are around tonight after 9:30 est there will some folks in chat sharing recovery.
      Hope to see you there. And I am moderator at this site so if you have any questions please
      feel free to email me at Ken.lambon@rogers.com
      Ken L Recovering Compulsive Gambler

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

    MARCH 27 Reflection for the Day
    Storing up grievances is not only a waste of time, but a waste of life that could be lived to greater satisfaction. If I keep a ledger of “oppressions and indignities,” I’m only restoring them to painful reality. In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, “‘The horror of that moment,’ the King said, ‘I shall neve…[Read more]

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

    MARCH 25 Reflection for the Day

    If a compulsive gambler wants to live successfully in society, he or she must replace the power of gambling over his/her life with the power of something else – preferably positive, at least neutral, but not negative. That is why we say to the agnostic newcomer: if you can’t believe in God, find a positive pow…[Read more]

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

    MARCH 24 Reflection for the Day

    All of us are faced with the troubles and problems of daily living, whether we’ve been in Gamblers Anonymous two days or twenty years. We’d sometimes like to believe we could take care of all our problems right now, but it rarely works that way. If we remember the slogan “A Day at a Time” when we are ready to pani…[Read more]

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

    March 22 Reflection for the Day
    Once in a great while, I find myself thinking perhaps things weren’t quite so bad as they seemed to be. At such moments, I force myself to realize that my illness is talking to me, trying to tempt me into denying that I am, in fact, afflicted with an illness. One of the key action steps of the Gamblers Anonymous P…[Read more]

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

    March 21 Reflection for the Day

    The Gamblers Anonymous Program teaches us that we have an incurable illness. We always get worse, never better. But we’re fortunate in that our incurable illness can be arrested, one day at a time, as long as we don’t place that first bet. High-toned academic research and ivory-tower studies to the contrary, we kno…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    March 20 Reflection for the Day

    The longer I’m in Gamblers Anonymous, the more important becomes the slogan “First Things First.” I used to believe that my family came first, that my home life came first, that my job came first. But I know today, in the depths of my heart, that if I can’t stay clean, I’ll have nothing. “First Things First,” to…[Read more]

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