• Angelbueno posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 hours, 25 minutes ago

    Hi guys.. I really wanna make some friends.. I’ve literally never had any one.. I feel very lonely .. I just got devorced .. rarly ever see my kids .. and I now lost the only person I talk to ..

  • Marilyn Henigman posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 16 hours, 48 minutes ago

    Thought this would be a good forum for exchanging experiences and ideas. I’m a long-term slot machine gambler who takes year-long self-exclusions, with short bursts of gambling in between. I have found the self-exclusions the best option for me when the gambling feels out of control and not fun anymore. Mind you I love gambling for the hit of…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 20 hours, 36 minutes ago

    OCTOBER 22 Reflection for the Day

    “Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well,” wrote La Rochefoucauld. The Gamblers Anonymous Program is of inestimable value for those of us recovering compulsive gamblers who want to know ourselves and who are courageous enough to seek growth through self-examination and self-improvement. If I…[Read more]

  • Kenny posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 7 hours ago

    What should I do? Chase my losses? Even though it’s basically impossible to win back all I have lost through the years gambling has made me so depressed. It’s crazy because when I win it doesn’t matter I always go back and lose it again. It’s driving me crazy 29 years old here. Hopefully someone can help

    • Hi Kenny
      My experience as a recovering CG is that chasing our loses will only dig the financial hole only deeper as there is never a ” BIG ENOUGH WIN ” for the compulsive gambler. Suggest you find a Gamblers Anonymous group and some counseling.
      Ken L Grateful Recovering Compulsive Gambler

  • Kenny posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 7 hours ago

    I’m 29 years old, I’m very skilled at the game of black Jack I win thousands but I also always lose thousands. I have liquidated some stocks to have cash but I’m getting really sick of losing money. This the last of my cash to my name. Is it possible to stop this :/ or am I an addict basically forever.

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 23 hours ago

    OCTOBER 20 Reflection for the Day

    Before I admitted my powerlessness over gambling, I had as much self-worth as a “peeled zero.” I came into Gamblers Anonymous as a nobody who desperately wanted to be a somebody. In retrospect, my self-esteem was shredded, seemingly beyond repair. Gradually, the Program has enabled me to achieve an ever stronger…[Read more]

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

    I’m struggling today. My husband is angry about my losses as he should be. I need help stopping gambling.

    • Hi Nala
      Big step coming and asking for support as my experience has been one can not do this on our own,
      See if there are Gamblers Anonymous meetings in your area and if you can find some counseling.
      And if you are interested I send out a couple of daily recovery focused messages as I find it is
      important to start the day off in a good frame of…[Read more]

  • tweet posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 11 hours ago

    hello, I am new to all of this. I started to spend money on scratch off tickets , powerball, megamillions out of fear. Like everyone who is facing adversity now with the pandemic, my fear overtook me . I had just lost my mother and there were things I foretold for years prior that all came true and it freaked me out. I wanted to move from this…[Read more]

    • Welcome Tweet
      I hear your struggles. Not sure which part of the world you are from but suggest you see if GA meets in your city or start off by checking out GA Zoom or phone meetings. And also suggest you find a counselor who uses cognitive therapy treatment as when we
      cross the line into uncontrollable gambling we need to have our thinking…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 19 Reflection for the Day

    There are countless ways by which my progress and growth in the Gamblers Anonymous Program can be measured. One of the most important is my awareness that I’m no longer compelled, almost obsessively, to go around judging everything and everybody. My only business today is to work on changing myself, rather than…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 18 Reflection for the Day

    Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the rewards that would be mine when I first contemplated turning my life and will over to the care of God as I understood Him. Now I can rejoice in the blessing of my own recovery, as well as the recoveries of countless others who have found hope and a new way of…[Read more]

  • CC1985 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 11 hours ago

    Hi,
    Like many, I am new to the site. I am a very addicted sports gambler, and I have lost so much money and time. I want to stop, and although I knew I had a problem for a long time, I did not realize how difficult this will be and the mental hold it has over me. Are there GA meetings online here that I can join? Thanks for everyone’s time in…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 22 hours ago

    OCTOBER 17 Reflection for the Day

    All my life I searched for what would bring me happiness, traveling many roads, fast and slow. Most of the roads I chose were easier, softer ways, but the destinations were unsatisfying. I always turned back and chose another – again the easiest road to travel. I thought they were short cuts, but instead they…[Read more]

  • jacson posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 13 hours ago

    hey yall

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

    OCTOBER 16 Reflection for the Day

    Someone once said that the mind’s direction is more important than its progress. If my direction is correct, then progress is sure to follow. We first come to Gamblers Anonymous to receive something for ourselves, but soon learn that we receive most bountifully when we give to others. If the direction of my mind…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 15 Reflection for the Day

    All too often I unwittingly set standards for others in the Gamblers Anonymous Program. Worse yet, I expect those standards to be met. I go so far, on occasion, to decide what progress other people should make in their recoveries, and how their attitudes and actions should change. Not surprisingly, when things…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 14 Reflection for the Day

    “Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas,” wrote Alfred North Whitehead. When we review the ups and downs of our recovery in Gamblers Anonymous, we can see the truth of that statement. We make progress each time we get rid of an old idea, each time we uncover a character defect,…[Read more]

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

    Hello there,
    My name is Ally and I’m looking to have a conversation with members of the community about *gambling in games*, specifically. Is there anyone here who has experienced this?

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

    OCTOBER 13 Reflection for the Day

    My progress in recovery depends in large measure on my attitude, and my attitude is up to me. It’s the way I decide to look at things. Nobody can force an attitude on me. For me, a good attitude is a point of view unclouded by self-pity and resentments. There will be stumbling blocks in my path, without a doubt.…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 12 Reflection for the Day

    Many people we meet in Gamblers Anonymous radiate a kind of special glow – a joy in living that shows in their faces and bearing. They’ve put aside their obsession with gambling and have progressed to the point where they’re “high” on life itself. Their confidence and enthusiasm are contagious – especially to…[Read more]

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

    OCTOBER 11 Reflection for the Day

    When I say the Serenity Prayer, sometimes over and over, I occasionally lose sight of the prayer’s meaning even as I repeat its words. So I try to think of the meaning of each phrase as I say it, whether aloud or silently. As I concentrate on the meaning, my understanding grows, along with my capability to…[Read more]

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