• anne posted an update 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    I am in the 12 step program it is a big help, I am a compulsive gambler, my last bet date was 8/10/18 I thank the high power for me getting my life back and G.A meeting are very helpful I still have the urge every down and then , but I still don’t gamble and I also learned in my recovery is you have to take it one day at a time. After gambling f…[Read more]

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

    Yes I have done 120 Days last month the G.M are a big help , I pray that someone stop gambling today, It was hard for me go to a meeting, because I was afraid and had fear, that’s normal you don’t know what to expect when you first walk in the room but once you sat down you realize that they are a compulsive gambler, too and they understand , how…[Read more]

    • Did you get a sponsor from here? I need one. How did you do that?

      • Hi Jbear
        Most folks find a sponsor by attending GA meetings

      • If your room does not offer you a sponsor, walk up to someone in the room with a lot of recovery who impresses you and ask them to be your sponsor. Worst they can say is no. If that happens ask someone else until they say yes. The sponsor/sponsee relationship benefits both parties. Its considered an honor to sponsor somebody. Its a way of giving…[Read more]

    • If the room doesn’t offer you a sponsor, go up to someone with a lot of recovery who impresses you and ask them directly to be your sponsor. Worst they can say is no. If that happens, ask someone else until someone says yes. Easy enough.

  • anne posted an update 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Good evening everyone I have not gamble since August 10,2018 come up on my 30 days ! I just like too think gamtalk, for helping me too go to meetings, and the sponsor on here was very supportive too me, I have been a compulsive gambler for 21 years!!! I had ban my self for five years doing the five years I had ban myself , I still would go on the…[Read more]

  • anne posted an update 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    It’s been 15 Days since I gamble And thanks to gamtalk, you help me a lot now I go to meetings and now I have a sponsor!!! So don’t give up it’s very hard to stop gambling, but you have to have a made up mine and one day at a time

  • anne posted an update 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    How is it so hard too stop gambling

  • anne posted an update 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    I WENT BACK NOT GOOD BUT NOT GEVEN UP

  • anne posted an update 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    I thank gamtalk for helping me able Be open and seems more and more IAM getting my life back on track.

  • anne posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    I like this tara

  • anne posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

    Thanks tara

  • anne posted an update 11 months ago

    No sorry I don’t play doing only now on weekends so I’m better

  • anne posted an update 11 months ago

    Playing lottery is my biggest gambling problem it was the casino do anyone have any idea how I can stop I have slowed down only play on weekends when I play doing the week as well

  • anne posted an update 11 months ago

    I am getting there it’s hard

  • anne posted an update 11 months ago

    I am a lot better than I Was I not were I want too be with my gambling, but a lot better I feel since I came on board with you guys I have something too look forward too I have l learn that you have take a step at a time I have not been to a meeting as yet but is planning on going too one as soon as I fine one close too my house right now I’m on h…[Read more]

  • anne posted an update 11 months ago

    Hello still slowing down a lot gambling still have the desire but not so intense ! It makes me think more of doing better since I have been here with you guys

  • anne posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

    Thanks I got in on monday

  • anne posted an update 11 months, 1 week ago

    =- GOOD EVENING TOO EVERY ONE I STARTED LAST WEEK SLOWING DOWN ON THE LOTTERY I HAVE PLAYED A LITTLE BUT NOT LIKE I HAVE THE CASINO I HAVE NOT BEEN IN A WEEK ARE TWO BUT ALL THE STORIES I HAVE READ IS HELPING ME WERE I FEEL I CAN OVER COME MY ADDICTION

  • anne posted a new activity comment 11 months, 1 week ago

    Thanks I am going too try again Monday it would not let me in but I will try this monday

    • If you are logged in , you will be able to get into the chat room on monday evenings. The room is only open during a period of three hours ie. 6pm to 9 pm pst or 9pm to 12pm est … if you are in another time zone you’ll have to figure out time for the zone.

  • anne posted an update 11 months, 1 week ago

    Just my urge is trying go and gamble when I really don’t want too but guess it’s going too take some time

    • Our brain becomes trained or wired to return to the behavior of gambling and the chemical rush that it creates. We sincerely don’t want to but the brain … well it’s something that I’m reading about , trying to understand and it’s helping me. Glad you are here Anne.

    • Urges to gamble or more like auto pilot…it’s like our brain gets hi-jacked! I am going to try hard to recognize the thought process that takes place the feelings that I am having when I find myself having the urge. Maybe I can redirect my thinking??? Tara, I believe the chemical rush you are referring to is dopamine and serotonin. Gambling…[Read more]

  • anne posted an update 11 months, 1 week ago

    My name is anne I just now coming on board

    • Welcome Anne. You can come to the Monday evening chat .

      • Thanks I am going too try again Monday it would not let me in but I will try this monday

        • If you are logged in , you will be able to get into the chat room on monday evenings. The room is only open during a period of three hours ie. 6pm to 9 pm pst or 9pm to 12pm est … if you are in another time zone you’ll have to figure out time for the zone.

  • anne posted an update 11 months, 1 week ago

    I wold like say that I had band myself from the casino for five years , and doing my five years I trun more too the lottery, Which is almost as bad as the casino, oh I also after five years unbanned my self and went back too the casino, that being said what was I thinking. So now I realize that my addiction has control over my life and no matter…[Read more]

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