• levanthai posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 19 hours ago

    Hello everyone 😀

  • vitamixblender posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 19 hours ago

    no have something

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

    Online meeting on Friday Ken.

  • poutine posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 11 hours ago

    Jacqueline, I suggest that you contact an organization called Gamanon. They help people who are affected by other people’s gambling. Also, depending on where you live, there may be counselling services available through your public health department. You can check our resource list on this website.

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

    Need help how to talk to my husband, he says he wants to get help, but never stays with it. I’m tired of this cycle.

    • My wife finally gave me 2 options…she’s moving on or I’m moving on from gambling it was very serious to me so I made the right choice and went to a meeting I’m only 3 deep so far but feel better then ever!

      • Most of us gamblers can not get honest with ourselves. It is a terrible sickness. Only thing that works for me, is going to meetings and helping other addicts. You have to do all 12 steps to stay clean

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

    Out of control gambling. Almost have lost everything

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

    Ken, good morning, is the Friday meeting on this week?

    • Don’t know about this weeks online meeting but the weekly Telephone Conference Call Meeting run by GA US takes place tonight starting at 9PM EST. Number for the site is 712-770-4160; Access code to the room 611704#. All other info is on the website. Drop by and join us. Its a great meeting. I’ll even buy you a cup of coffee

      • Yes I am going to chair an online GA type meeting this Friday September 14th 5 pm est.
        Hope to see some old friends there and hope to see some newcomers.
        Ken L YBIR

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

    Good Day Folks
    If anyone is around tomorrow at 5 pm est I am hoping to chair an online meeting.
    Topic is ” What is recovery to you or whatever is on your mind or in your heart. ”
    Hope to see you there.
    Ken L YBIR

  • rickit posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Hi all, I have read through a few posts and just want to tell you all that your not alone whatever the reason be that your on here. I personally think gambling is one of the most underrated addiction and doesn’t get highlighted enough. I know there are books out but I’ve wanted to write my own about my own flaws and how I have hit rock bottom fro…[Read more]

    • I’m game. I need someone to talk to that can relate to wanting to stop but instead rationalizing with yourself that you can control your spending and get lucky

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

    How to get over a gambling problem.

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

    So i have been gambling a little over a year mainly because the casino is one mile away from my house and there is never anything else to do literally in tgis town . Nothing even stays open past 9pm except bars and 711. But im pretty sure if i moved i would no longer gamble all the time. Im just wondering what peoples thoughts are on what i just said

  • hardknocks posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    I go through spurts of doing great and not gambling, then like this weekend and today i just went completely nuts and it gets more expensive and worse every time. I feel terrible right now and have lost so much just needed to vent i guess. Feel very alone, ashamed, embarrassed. Im losing control of my life.

    • I feel your pain. Losing control is very scary. I can’t see an end to help stop these cravings….

    • It is funny how we try to pretend we don’t have a problem when we are at the Casino losing every cent.
      The casino employees know you and they try not look like they feel sorry for you, although they do.

    • I was the same way. only thing that works for me is helping other gamblers and doing the 12 steps.

  • lisa posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    I went through a similar situation. I slipped up after I was on the road to recovery. We can’t look in the rearview mirror, we must keep moving forward with recovery. I personally see now that I wasn’t missing anything. The same outcome and feelings happened all over again. Now I have to start fresh again. I know it’s hard but we can do this…[Read more]

    • I have finally come to the realization that there’s no beating them. You may win some but, the outcome is the house always wins. My thing is that im a night owl and there’s no one to talk to after about 11 pm so I get bored and with the casino being so close I figure I might as well go there, there’s lots of people awake there. You know you have…[Read more]

  • lah196255 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hi everyone, Im new to this. I feel that this may be a little easier to talk than going to a meeting.
    I live like 2-3 miles from a casino and its really hard not to go there a lot. I live with my elderly dad so, it’s not like I can move. I don’t have any income coming in Im trying to get my disability but, when I do get any money thats the…[Read more]

    • Hi, I was the same way. The ONLY thing that has worked for me is meetings. I used the AA big book to rid myself of fear, dishonest, resentment and I MUST be of service to other gamblers, or I slip. Which is why I am reaching out here, because this keeps me away from the next bet. I have 20 years of trial and error to know this is the only thing…[Read more]

  • poutine posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Sorry you had a slip. These things happen. I feel it’s part of the learning curve when in gambling (or any other addiction.) Personally I tried to use the experience to build a stronger recovery the next time. Have you attended Gamblers Anonymous or sought counselling. Please check what is available in your state or province. Some places offer…[Read more]

  • youn671 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    Hello Everyone, I had my slip after staying away from gambling… soo much regrets and beating myself up did not have much sleep. Ill be here more often to look for groups and start my recovery again and get serious about gambling problem again. Take care all and hope to see you all in the chat rooms or even posting messages. God Bless

    • Sorry about your slip. Every time I stop going to meetings and helping other gamblers, I eventually slip too. My only insurance from a slip is meetings and 12 step work and making sure I don’t have any resentments…if I do, I use the AA method to deal with them, looking at those people as spiritually sick, and I can’t be mad at someone who is sick

  • dayarising posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    New here – struggling today – slipped up after two months of no gambling 🙁

    • Hi Dayarising, I know how you feel. The feeling is terrible and I myself am starting my recovery again with gamtalk. You’re in the right place and you seeked help on you’re own. Keep coming back. God Bless.

    • The only thing that works, and has ever worked for me, is going to meetings and HELPING other gamblers. That is the only thing that has stopped me from gambling in the past and kept me clean. When I stop doing that, a slip comes eventually. After 20 years of trial and error, rehabs, and trying every trick to stop gambling, I accept that is the…[Read more]

  • stevenhammonds08 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hi, is anyone active currently?

    • Hi Steven
      Welcome
      People who visit are from all over the world so the time zones are different.
      Suggest you hang out for awhile and see if anyone shows up. Also suggest
      if you are struggling or just need to share please do so. Hope to meet up with
      you in chat. Also on Fridays at 5 pm est we are going to have an online GA type
      meeting with topics…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Food for Thought

    Here are 60 thought-provoking quotes
    You cannot change what you refuse to confront.
    Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
    Don’t think of cost. Think of value.
    Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.
    Too many people buy things they don’t need with money they don’t have to im…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Folks I am trying to revive the Friday online meetings. I am away on vacation Friday August 10th but will be back on Friday August 17th and hope to connect with members for a meeting at 5 pm est. Hope you all have a great week of recovery.

    Ken L Grateful Recovering Compulsive Gambler

    • Great idea to restart the Friday meetings. Your topics are really thought provoking. I feel that, I, as a compulsive gambler benefitted from being provided to ideas that kept my mind working. When at meetings or over coffee with my sponsor people made sure that I had “food for thought.” It kept my enquiring mind busy.

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