• jbear2018 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    Part of my issue with gambling has always been boredom. Today I found something that I found very enjoyable. There are these wash your own dog businesses. Very nice and I have two very awesome dogs that it’s always been a pain to give baths to. Well I decided to take them in today one at a time. These places provide everything for you to bathe y…[Read more]

    • tomv replied 4 weeks ago

      It’s boredom for me to, plus the slots are just to addicting for me. I am going to find a hobby and spend time with friends from now on.

    • tomv replied 4 weeks ago

      It’s boredom for me to, plus the slots are just to addicting for me. I am going to find a hobby and spend time with friends from now on.

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

    Hello, this is place what i looking for. Sorry for my bad english! I just want write here, i gamble everytime when i have money, and i need to say stop! This ih horrible habit, everytime when i say “never again”, today i think that, but tomorrow i gamble again. I feeling lonely, horrible and angry! I need chat with someone. Thanks a lot people,…[Read more]

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

    Hi everyone. I am going through one of the most difficult times of my life, feel completely overwhelmed and powerless over the events happening. Unfortunately, I still have the reflex to escape to give me a breather, but of course, I end up feeling a lot worse and disgusted with myself. How is it possible that even with those horrible feelings…[Read more]

    • Hi. Small steps at first. Don’t beat yourself up for not being able to stop. Stop for a little bit at a time. Instead of going to gamble take $10 and go see a movie and only take $10 with you for the movie. Or pre buy the ticket. Fighting the urge is the hardest part I think. ThT is what I have been doing lately. I am happy I can each time. I…[Read more]

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

    Just wanted to share a saying lady in a Gamblers Anonymous used to say.
    ” Compulsive Gamblers aren’t stupid people trying to be smart or bad people
    trying to be good. We are sick people trying to get well. ” And for me getting
    well and staying well meant / means finding counseling and attending
    GA meetings and when I am struggling with gambling…[Read more]

  • rogermarklawsonx1 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    Welcome to the new member, want to make friends to chat with everyone !!

  • jbear2018 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    The hardest time for me is when I’m lonely or stressed. And sometimes I’m lonely when I am with people. Honestly reading these posts help me. I don’t feel like I’m the only one out there. I feel like there are people out there who understand and don’t judge.

    • Hi there. I have the same problem. As soon as I get stressed I go to gambling even though I know it will usually end with more stress.

    • kenl replied 1 month ago

      If I may suggest try finding a GA meeting.
      Pretty sure you will find welcomed and understood.
      And you will be given a phone list of folks from the
      meeting that you can call when you are lonely or
      struggling. And if you are interested I send out two
      daily recovery messages that I think help me to start
      my focused on recovery. If you would like to…[Read more]

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

    gambled yesterday thought i was off lost all feel so hopeless now

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

    Well, hello everyone, I’m new here. Signed up a few days ago, but finally got the nerves to post my first message. I initially went to a casino 20 years ago, just for fun. I believe it finally hit me as an addiction 3 years ago when I started going every month. These past three years, I’d say I would spend on average 30 grand a year. I am in a…[Read more]

    • kenl replied 1 month ago

      Glad you are reaching as most compulsive gamblers never do and sadly they end up the gates of insanity jail death or all three. Hope you will continue to post and maybe visit chat. I am usually in chat weekdays of and on between 10 am est and 3 pm est. And if you are interested I send out two daily email messages to start the day. If you would…[Read more]

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

    Hi everyone and welcome to the new community support wall

  • cbuckeye722 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    I know I have an issue with gambling but at times I’m in denial. I won’t spend above and beyond what i have but even losing hundreds is something i shouldn’t be doing. That feeling of thinking i can win back what i lost with that next sports game is tough. My situation is a little different. I go through a local bookie and he has a website but…[Read more]

    • kenl replied 1 month ago

      Try finding an addiction counsellor and a GA meeting.
      Doing both will triple your chances of staying in a
      Heathy recovery. Hope to see you in chat.
      Ken L GRCG

  • hannah2292 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hi to all. I just want to share a story with you guys. After 5 years of gambling and he’ll of a lot stress and losing so much money. I just want people to know I am here if anyone wants to chat. I haven’t gambled for 6 months now and I can honestly say I feel brillaint. I’m still in a whole load of debt because of it but I’m sure in few years I…[Read more]

  • grapeandmint posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 1 week ago

    Feel in a very dark place at the moment

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

    I know not everyone attends GA but here are reasons that those who do attend drop out.

    So here is a list of them that a sister in GA sent me.

    Have a great day.

    Ken L YBIR

    Studies show that attending self-help support groups, such as Gamblers Anonymous (GA), plays a significant role in recovery from addiction. The longer that problem gamblers…[Read more]

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

    I’m new on here & not sure where to start. I last gambled today & I think I just need some kind of support..

    • Welcome Jodie
      Glad you are here.
      I visit the chat room off and on most week days between 10 am and 3 pm est.
      Also I chair an online meeting Mondays and Thursdays at 5 pm est.
      And if you are interested I send out two daily recovery messages each morning.
      If you would like to try them send me an email at ken.lambon@rogers.com
      Wish you well and if…[Read more]

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

    Good Morning Folks
    Was just in chat and read a comment from one of our members that GA isn’t for everyone and they are right.
    So I wanted to share some other support groups that you can try if GA isn”t working for you.
    http://Www.bettorsanonymous.org
    http://Www.smartrecovery.org
    EIther AA or NA and your local church and of course counselling.
    If you have any…[Read more]

    • I find most approaches in therapy have worked for me, but GA helps center me, allows me to go to meetings when needed, and to stay on track with my recovery. Monday night meetings here have been helpful as well. Being in a remote area, I use whatever is available to me at that time. In the end just sharing and listening is what I need to move forward.

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

    I am a long term member of GA and I have over 15 years of abstinence from gambling. I know that I have an addictive personality. I have attended meetings in many cities in Canada. When I travel and can’t find a meeting, I go online to share with Gamtalk members. It is always available to me and meets my needs for contact with my fellow gamblers.

    • My dad was a gambler. My significant other has also an addictive personality, just not gambling. And I’m also surrounded myself with friends who are addicted to gambling. So I find myself in a new low. Today made me reach out to others who may have struggled

      • Thank you for your reply. To me it was ground-breaking to accept my addictive behaviour and in turn be able to identify it in others. I can only deal with my own personality and take measures to curb the urges. For me, the self knowledge was a relief and gave me the strength to get into recovery.

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

    One of my biggest supports in addition to Gamtalk has been and still is after 16 years in recovery is Gamblers Anonymous. Strongly suggest take you find a meeting as it took me several tries on my own to stop gambling before I realized that it is much easier to do it with other who understand me.
    http://Www.gamblersanonymous.org

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

    Good afternoon Folks. I have noticed we have had a lot of newcomers the past few days
    Just wanted to welcome you all and if you are free I am chairing an online meeting this
    afternoon at five pm est . Hope you will join.
    Ken L GRCG

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

    Hi, how is everyone doing today?

    • Hi Richard
      Doing well here thanks and looking forward to night’s 9 pm est group session.

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