• cnw18 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    Take a step to accept those thoughts and let them sink in and realize that they are just thoughts. Then plan what you will do the next time gambling thoughts try to hijack your thought train. Don’t let them circulate in you head for more than 15 seconds. Plan to start thinking about a starry night, petting an animal, being with your loved one,…[Read more]

  • cnw18 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    It can get a grip on our minds. Remember, it reinforces gambling related pathways that have been burned/reinforced by gambling. Even the thoughts can do it. If you want to stop the cravings, do not reinforce the pathways. Start redirecting your thoughts. Do this when the thoughts start and through neuroplasticity, you have started to…[Read more]

    • Thanks.I agree it has really for a grip on my mind.I find mo enjoyment in anything in life i honeatly cant even say what i like to do because i dont no that answer.I need to stop though.Everything around me is neglected..Im in such dept qith credit card cash advances i dont no howbto get a handle on it.

    • Im tired of the thoughts of gambling..Im a slave to it.

      • Take a step to accept those thoughts and let them sink in and realize that they are just thoughts. Then plan what you will do the next time gambling thoughts try to hijack your thought train. Don’t let them circulate in you head for more than 15 seconds. Plan to start thinking about a starry night, petting an animal, being with your loved one,…[Read more]

  • cnw18 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    Stephan, yes you can stop. There is someone in the chatroom more often than here. There is help for you. We can help point the way. Once you make a step to stop, you can find the resources and knowledge you need. There are activities and practices you can use to beat this.

    • Thanks.Ive been to ga many times and i keep going back to gambling.I have my own business make good $ but spend it all on lotto tickets.My mom works w/me everyday and she has a gamb prob as well i ask her to stop but she wont.Hard to sleep at night and function the next day.

      • It can get a grip on our minds. Remember, it reinforces gambling related pathways that have been burned/reinforced by gambling. Even the thoughts can do it. If you want to stop the cravings, do not reinforce the pathways. Start redirecting your thoughts. Do this when the thoughts start and through neuroplasticity, you have started to…[Read more]

        • Thanks.I agree it has really for a grip on my mind.I find mo enjoyment in anything in life i honeatly cant even say what i like to do because i dont no that answer.I need to stop though.Everything around me is neglected..Im in such dept qith credit card cash advances i dont no howbto get a handle on it.

        • Im tired of the thoughts of gambling..Im a slave to it.

          • Take a step to accept those thoughts and let them sink in and realize that they are just thoughts. Then plan what you will do the next time gambling thoughts try to hijack your thought train. Don’t let them circulate in you head for more than 15 seconds. Plan to start thinking about a starry night, petting an animal, being with your loved one,…[Read more]

  • cnw18 posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Find someone on the chat possibly. If empty, someone will drop by before too long usually.

  • cnw18 posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Don’t be discouraged that there is activity on this board. People are often on the recovery chat.

  • cnw18 posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Get on the chat. Call a hotline.

  • cnw18 posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Greetings to the new members on here. I’m new, too.

  • cnw18 posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Angel,
    I hear you and sense your suffering. You understand addiction from your experience. This one has a slightly different way of getting you, but you can master this, too!

  • cnw18 posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    What’s the best thing to see on this board? For me to see people commenting for the first time and having someone tell them they can turn their thoughts to something very good. Someone told me that it only takes 15 seconds or so for thoughts of gambling to strengthen dopamine pathways related to gambling. If I turn my thoughts to something…[Read more]

  • cnw18 posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    To everyone on there, that is exactly true. One year ago, I was lying on my back having run out every credit card, even a storefront lender, behind on mortgage and more, way overextended on my home while my wife and I are getting old. I was and am working 12 hours from home and was gambling week after week, month after month, had declared…[Read more]

  • cnw18 posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I’m all for that.

  • cnw18 posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Got to say hi. Gambling is all downhill for me.

  • cnw18 became a registered member 2 months, 3 weeks ago