• frog2255 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 weeks, 6 days ago

    At the beginning of the week I got the urge to gamble. I said I would go in 2 days and went and got the money….which is from my credit card.
    I am so happy that I woke up the next day and knew I couldnt go. I spent the money in the garden centre but at least I have something to show for the money. Gambling is such a horrible destructive…[Read more]

  • frog2255 posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    yes….it doesn’t get better if you keep gambling.

  • frog2255 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months, 4 weeks ago

    The urge to go to the casino is overpowering. Why do I think that I would actually leave the casino with some of their money. The addicted gamblers mind!!!!

    • In a perfect world the money is just sitting there waiting for us.
      I wish it was.
      Like the saying goes gambling is only a problem if you are losing lol
      Problem is we somehow get it in our head that we will win, we are due
      To bad it doesn’t work that way 😕

    • Do you find the more you think about not gambling the more you want to?

      • This is a great observation Jenny. I have learned that the best way to deal with this is to stay busy with positive and fulfilling activities. If you are concentrating on positive things and activities the thoughts of gambling or not gambling diminish tremendously. Both of the thoughts of not gambling or gambling are are the same in my opinion.…[Read more]

  • frog2255 posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Was Ken a volunteer councillor

    • We share in missing Ken.
      I always assumed Ken was paid by this site.
      I’m uncertain if he was though.
      If he did give his time freely that was very generous of him. Even if he was paid he was still very generous.
      Ken’s family must miss him very much.
      As well the people who frequent this site.
      I hope the administrator of this site is able to…[Read more]

  • frog2255 posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Yes…..I miss Ken a lot and I know his family does and so do the many people on this site.

  • frog2255 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months, 1 weeks ago

    It is scary the power of an addiction to gambling has over a person. I was just sitting watching the news and the urge to gamble swept over me. It brings a happy feeling….. unfortunately not the depresssion that comes after going to the casino……

    • A person has to remind them selves of the unrest that gambling brings.
      It sounds like you are doing well.
      I’m hanging in there also.
      I think about gambling much less now. But I still do think about it. The urges have softened to almost nothing just a thought that comes for a minute and leaves just a quickly once in awhile.
      It’s been just ove…[Read more]

    • It is scary. I’m happy you are aware of it though. Many times in my life the urge would come and I wasn’t aware enough to recognize it was even there. It was all so automatic.

    • I pray all of us can stay away for good but knowing me I typically give in to my urges so never gambling seems unrealistic for me but I hope it will not ruin my life

      • I’ve been told by therapists that the best way to look at it is you can gamble but you choose not to. It takes away the power of the addiction and gives you the power to decide if you want to continue gambling. Just a different way of thinking. I hope it helps

      • Jenny there are different stages to stopping it seems. At one point I felt as you do. Now instead of telling myself I may go back. I think why would I want to.
        This takes time and I don’t think any of the effects of abstinence can be skipped.
        I appreciate reading your thoughts and your experiences.

      • You’ll figure it out Jenny.
        Sounds like you have some really good people in your life. That’s beautiful!

  • frog2255 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    It is an insidious adiction that nobody but addicted gamblers can understand……I mean as if we really understand why some people are addicted to gambling. It is the hardest urge I have ever had to deal with and I am not a spring chicken. It has ruined my life. I am not going to gamble again…..These are the words I have to hang on to. I…[Read more]

    • Hi Frog I share your thoughts on just having to stay away. I’ve fallen into that trap many times thinking I can just handle it. And usually when I go back at first I can but I quickly slip into if I just spend some more money I’ll likely hit.
      Then when I don’t and I’ve spent all this money depression sets in for me. I literally hate myself…[Read more]

      • Serenity you truly are an amazing blessing to everyone who is here on this site. Thank you for your time and support.

        • Hi Dan you are welcome. I wish none of us ever had a gambling problem and from my years of trying to find help. Good support caring advice at times has been hard to find. And it’s needed. And it means something when it’s given.
          I’ve noticed your kind comments and really good advice along the way. Your advice and encouragement without a doubt…[Read more]

  • frog2255 posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 weeks ago

    Where did you read the notification about Ken. He was such a selfless man.

    • They also now have his obituary in the Ottawa citizen with a guestbook for people to write in as well.

  • frog2255 posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 weeks ago

    I am so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. He was a counellor for so many people. My codolences to his family

  • frog2255 posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Money becomes meaningless in a casino to people who are addicted to gambling. Ban yourself. It will ruin your life if you don’t

  • frog2255 posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    It takes a lot of power over your mind to stay away…….but it is necessary otherwise your life will be ruined…..believe me.

  • frog2255 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Why do people post isues that have nothing to do with the addiction to gambling on this site. I find it very disrespectful

    • They try to use spam to try to get people to sometimes buy things or visit their web page.
      myself or Doctor Wood try to catch them and delete them
      Hope that helps

  • frog2255 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Tomorrow is a new day……one day at a time

  • frog2255 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I have been on a gambling spree again after not gambling for a while. It is the height of stupidity to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result. From my last play where I spent many hundreds they tell me that I have a free play of $30…….totally insane. I feel that I won’t be going back

    • Free play is just a trap to keep you coming back. I never win on my free play no matter how much they give me. I no longer want mail or perks from the casino. It all just leads to disaster!!

  • frog2255 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 7 months, 1 weeks ago

    I just cut up my 47th players card. Everytime I leave the casino I swear I will never go back and chop up my card. An addicted gamler can’t win. Even if I win I stay until most or all of the winnings are spent or go back in a few days to blow the rest. It is a very hard addiction to control. As some one said earlier it is like the devil gets…[Read more]

    • Mel replied 7 months ago

      Your words ring 💯 definitely no logic as I have continued down the path of total destruction, no logic whatsoever!

  • frog2255 posted a new activity comment 1 years ago

    It is very difficult when we lose loved ones either by moving away or by passing.
    I have lost so my loved ones and am an addicted gambler. Wow, it so so addictive. The last few times I went I
    said I wont go back but did again and really screwed up my finances…….why, why why. What an addictive thing to do.
    It is a constant thought and…[Read more]

  • frog2255 posted a new activity comment 1 years, 1 months ago

    One day at a time….

  • frog2255 posted a new activity comment 1 years, 1 months ago

    Money has no value or meaning when you are gambling

  • frog2255 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 years, 1 months ago

    Why did I slip after 3 weeks……stessed due to finances that I have again damaged because of gambling; don’t like myself; lonliness which has become enhanced due to gambling’ believing that I could get back some of the money I wasted there; believing I could control my spending when I go…..hahaha….it isn’t funny because it is insane.

    • I’m glad you are back !

      • Hi Frog.Isnt it crazy how we get that thought that we can control our $ while we are gambling.I feel your pain.I have not been anle to get 2 days free of a bet.Going to a GA mtg a few hours from right now.

    • Hi Frog
      Even if a compulsive gambler wins there is never a big enough win to satisfy us.
      Below is a reading from the Gamblers Anonymous yellow book read at the meetings

      What is the dream world of the compulsive gambler?
      This is another common characteristic of compulsive gamblers. A lot of time is spent creating images of the great and wonderful…[Read more]

  • frog2255 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 years, 1 months ago

    I smoked cigarettes for 35 years. That addiction I was able to control as I quit over 25 years ago……but this gambling addiction to me is much more powerful . It is so hard for persons who arn’t addicted gamblers to uderstand the compulsion to gamble. As much as what I have read and have taken a gamblers addiction course it is still very…[Read more]

    • frog in away my addiction too gambling served me too understand my adult child’s addiction too drugs. Had I not understood what addiction can do to a person I’m not so sure I’d of understood. Why my child just couldn’t stop cold turkey. My child has been free of drugs for over five years now. It was a real process for her to become free. Gamblin…[Read more]

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