• alifer2 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 9 hours, 31 minutes ago

    • Last one i promise ,
      I just had to let you a bit of how i believe to see myself.
      Gambling kills ,in more ways then anyone can ever imagine.

    • This song kills me,and for me,it is me,and i know for all gamblers we have all been here,and some still are.
      It guts me this song.
      Drive down the road a 100 miles an hour blasting it.
      Maybe if it helps me ,well thats my support ,the music can say it better for many.

  • alifer2 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 10 hours, 15 minutes ago

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  • poutine posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 12 hours ago

    When I accepted that I had a gambling problem, I figured I could deal with it as I had managed most of my life, by myself. I joined Gamblers Anonymous as a group had recently opened up in my community. The group had been started by AA members who were getting the same feelings from gambling as from alcohol. I recognized in them some of the…[Read more]

    • I commend you for your self-insight. The most difficult part for me wasn’t admitting I had gambling sickness, but hiding it from everyone. I believe part of a gambling sufferer’s character includes, not so much denial, but ‘flying under the radar’ ; a trait we carry into other areas of our lives as well. Naturally private and secretive, I…[Read more]

      • I found that the “hiding it” portion of my gambling was exhausting. No matter how hard I tried to hide, someone always knew and chose not to mention it. Either they didn’t want to approach me about it or didn’t care because they had their own issues. I now recognize the tunnel vision bits in my behaviours and take positive actions to derail the…[Read more]

  • ludomania posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 13 hours ago

    I will be in recovery for the rest of my life. I am a hybrid pathological gambler; preference to action gambling, but easily default into escape gambling when overwhelmed. My earliest gambling history began at age 8. Resurfaced at age 14, declined then resurfaced at 19. A university career put on hold as I pathologically gambled until the age of…[Read more]

  • Dr Richard Wood posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 15 hours ago

    Hope everyone is having a good weekend? I am currently at the National Council for Problem Gambling conference in Cleveland. Listening to some interesting presentations.

  • im007benipal posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 10 hours ago

    I have lost my 2000$ I am an international student far away from my family doing all stuff on my own living alone and working and cooking on my own too. And i need to pay me fee and last night i wasted that money on gambling because i thought ill win and pay me whole college fee please my brothers and sisters help me little bit as your small help…[Read more]

    • Sorry to hear that, but you can’t ask people here for money. Check out the treatment and support resources on this site. Getting some help is going to be the best thing you can do.

  • poutine posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 3 hours ago

    Excellent Ken. Looking forward to attending.

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 3 hours ago

    Good Evening Folks
    I am going to try and host online meetings on Fridays at 5 pm est.
    Hope to see you there.
    God Bless
    Ken L YBIR

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

    From my experience in recovery, I developed little irritating (to some) habits to remind me that I can’t gamble for anything. I still get $5 when I go to the bank. That means I don’t carry $20. It is less of a trigger for me.

  • tara posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 13 hours ago

    Put a rubberband around your wrist. Attractive, right? lol. Snap it! When you have any thoughts or urges related to gambling.

  • poutine posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 15 hours ago

    Now that I’ve discovered how comments work my experience here is a bit better off. I was starting to doubt myself and that’s not healthy!

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

    I just discovered the comments section. Interesting read.

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

    I think it’s great that as I repeatedly read and share about the 12 Step program that I participate in, things in life become clearer in my recovery. Also getting into the habit of going to meetings also helped my recovery and gave me a routine to follow. I made sure that if I was travelling, I would find a GA meeting wherever I was.

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

    Well, sometimes GA meetings made me angry, sad or uncomfortable but I continued to go to them because I knew they were part of my recovery.

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

    I’m trying to figure out if this online format will be more helpful than GA meetings. I’m struggling to go to meetings–it makes me very anxious, so I procrastinate. Funny, I didn’t get anxious going to a casino! I like being open to “talk” online without anxiety.

    • I don’t know that it will be MORE helpful. Many people attend GA, especially the members who have a long time clean from compulsive gambling. Sites like this just add to the resource list of help. For some people this this the first place they find for help. There are other online help sites such as this also. You are right, maybe it would be…[Read more]

      • Thank you for your response. I know I should go to GA, but I simply don’t go very often. I’m looking for that support community in places like this. I’m on one other site too–but it’s not very well organized (at least to a newbie like me). I will check out the Monday chat you suggested.

        • Hi Mallory
          GA has a weekly telephone conference on Wednesday Nights at 9 pm est. Can call in and you don’t have a talk if you are uncomfortable can just listen. I have included the link that has all the info needed to join the call. As well if you are interested I send out two daily recovery focused messages. If you are interested in trying them j…[Read more]

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

    If you ever feel physically sick due to trying to abstain don’t feel alone. I become a bit disoriented and nauseous when I know that I don’t have the old option.

    • I understand the withdrawal symptoms. My dopamine drops quickly causing severe depression and I go into fight/flight/freeze mode. It’s horrible. The scariest I ever felt though, was when I recognized gambling wasn’t working for me anymore, so I progressed into the action gambler’s fourth stage of escape gambling. I was absolutely horrified when…[Read more]

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