• JerMe posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi JJ – thanks for sharing your story. This disease is so difficult. I found similarities between us while reading your story. It sounds like you’re trying hard to prevent yourself from gambling. I’m glad you’re on here talking about it. It means you want to change and that’s where all of us have to start.

  • JerMe posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Nancy. Easier said than done but hang in there. Take a deep breath and think to yourself how you get the last time you lost playing online slots. Alternatively, tell yourself that will gamble in 5 minutes and see how you feel after those five minutes. If you still feel the urge, give yourself another five minutes. Leave the computer room or…[Read more]

    • Hi Nancy, I have been addicted to gambling for 26 years and COVID is the only reason I stopped going to casinos. However, I began to gamble online during the lockdown. It didn’t provide the same thrill as walk-in casinos, but I knew that if I continued it would be equally as exciting. I removed my credit card from my phone, blocked gambling…[Read more]

  • JerMe posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    Thank you Cat! I am listening to the podcast. I think it’s you speaking and halfway through I have tears in my eyes hearing your story. I hear so many similarities- the abusive family, the mother who hurts with her words, the mental health problems. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. I am very touched to hear it. When you asked why do I…[Read more]

    • Oh my, thank you, JerMe, for the kind words. And See?
      You understand, and it is why all of us should listen to other’s stories to gain HOPE and know we can recover. Stories of others have power and are tools to connect and hear those things we do have in common. I am happy you listened to the podcast.
      I do have a full Relapse Prevention Guide…[Read more]

  • JerMe posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 months ago

    I gambled yesterday. Not proud of it at all. I keep telling myself I will stop but something gets in me where I think I can control it. But of course I cannot. I’m at an impasse. I know gambling does not fit my life well. I’m unsure how to replace it, how to stop, how to create a new productive life for myself. I had stopped gambling once for sev…[Read more]

    • I sure understand, JerMe. Man, do I understand.
      Here’s the good news… You know you can be and stay BET FREE because you did it for seven years.
      I recently shared my story as a gambling addict on a podcast, and it might help to listen to it as I shared it…[Read more]

      • Thank you Cat! I am listening to the podcast. I think it’s you speaking and halfway through I have tears in my eyes hearing your story. I hear so many similarities- the abusive family, the mother who hurts with her words, the mental health problems. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. I am very touched to hear it. When you asked why do I…[Read more]

        • Oh my, thank you, JerMe, for the kind words. And See?
          You understand, and it is why all of us should listen to other’s stories to gain HOPE and know we can recover. Stories of others have power and are tools to connect and hear those things we do have in common. I am happy you listened to the podcast.
          I do have a full Relapse Prevention Guide…[Read more]

  • JerMe posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    Gambling is such a terribly insidious disease. It sounds as though they are completely numb – numb to everything around them. Sadly there isn’t a single right answer to resolve any of it. However what comes to mind is an intervention. Perhaps that would “awaken” them to their destructive ways? I think it’s important for problem gamblers to know…[Read more]