• Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 hours, 45 minutes ago

    Spiritual Ideas
    What if we were given a brand new start to life? Put into paradise in the Garden of Eden. Everything brand new except that we still have our same old thoughts and ways of thinking. What advice would really help you change your life and get rid of this addiction?
    I would say: “Dear Self, you are getting some of the destruction out o…[Read more]

  • Trace36 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 14 hours, 57 minutes ago

    Hey, been a while.
    I love reading the messages that come through my email with scripture encouragement, when I sent msg I never done that cause you never know if offending someone somwhere.
    Anyway, in UK to can sign up with gamstop, I sone that was 5 years, didn’t really help coz only went on to use unlicensed sites overseas. Was always i…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 4 hours ago

    Thomas Edison recommended that people always keep trying. People think he was the smartest person in the world. But I doubt it. He was one of many brilliant people, but, he became the greatest inventer because he always kept trying. After failure #400 with the lightbulb, he tried again.
    Second, keep trying to quote more scripture. Keep trying to…[Read more]

  • edysor posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 13 hours ago

    Studying Abroadoffers a multitude of benefits, including cultural immersion, academic excellence, networking opportunities, practical experience, financial aid options, and language acquisition. These experiences not only enrich a student’s education but also prepare them for a successful and fulfilling career in an increasingly interconnected…[Read more]

  • Gabs posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 6 hours ago

    Oh I am so grateful for today. I have finally ban myself from the casino. I did it, I didn’t think twice. I got so tired of losing. Its like a new day. Please pray for me.

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 weeks ago

    Satan attacks forcefully after bad things happen to us. To win that battle, react just like Joseph did: “Run instantly.” Example, car breaks again, money is short, and frustration is high.

    Consider reacting by planning “What you will do today, this evening, this hour, and right now.” Realize, that your healthy plan is not what your flesh wants y…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 weeks, 3 days ago

    With gambling, something partially dies, or starts to die, the more it is done. Many agree that bad things happen because of bad habits, but most agree that this habit kills love, joy, peace, and purpose to a greater or lesser degree. Consider printing this out and ranking from 1 to 10 (With 10 being best), your level in each category.

    Peace…[Read more]

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

    Reading these posts (its been too many days from reading) it really helps. Today reading one thing I recognise is for me is another attraction is not so much the winning but that feeling of danger , despersation then suddenly a win even if only temporary.

  • 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]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks ago

    Don’t overestimate the pleasure of gambling. Don’t underestimate the destruction of gambling. Consider praying:
    “Father, teach me to not overestimate of the pleasure of gambling or sin. Show me how the devil tricks me.”
    If you fall 2 days from now, the destruction that happens over the following few days, weeks, and months, is part of that ple…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Know exactly where, when, and how temptation starts for you. With every article, it is usually a 10 (best) for your situation, a 1 (weak) for you, or average. When articles are great for you make notes, put them in a Google doc etc. It may be way wiser to read an article that addresses your root cause 12 times in 12 days, versus new fresh…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks ago

    Spiritual Ideas
    Finding our purpose is a top two quitting habit. A person who says, “I’m willing to do what God wants me to do to change the world,” is way more likely to quit. They have multiple reasons to quit, and high motivation to quit.

    Second, quitting “sticks” way more often when you start your purpose. Life has never been better for me.…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Spiritual Ideas
    The Bible clearly says “We can do it.” First, we need to gain the habit of running from triggers. Step one is to tell God your plan. Consider praying:

    “Father, help me to run from gambling thoughts”. I commit to praying this prayer _______ times per day, and praying it five straight times if I stumble on anything tempting.…[Read more]

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

    I played and won some money, I don’t want to play anymore because I won but my instincts telling me to play. What should I do?

    • I don’t want to play anymore for a while but boredom is getting to me

      • What should I do? Ban myself?

        • I know money don’t come easy and that won was a lucky shot. I don’t want to play anymore

          • I’m not going to play I’m just gonna watch

            • Be happy and content with the small victory Jenny, they don’t come often

            • I just want to play because I like the rush of winning but I know if I keep playing I’ll lose it all

            • I had some periods of great enjoyable abstinence but periods sometimes long when I went back
              were progeressivlly worse over the years, worse and worse. Looking back it all started when I got busier at work, fewer GA meetings(went to several a week then none). Looking back thre was this hole, emptiness that was filled by just going to the casino…[Read more]

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

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 weeks ago

    Quitting takes several steps. Not falling is step one. Going to war with temptation and bad thoughts is step #2. Getting rid of bad thoughts is step #3. Consider praying:

    “Father, help me to have a reply for every bad thought every time.”
    Third, consider making a Bible verse into a prayer:

    Psalm 101:3 ESV I will not set before my eyes on anyth…[Read more]

  • Lily posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 weeks ago

    I’m involved in more than 2 years. At the beginning it was just for fun, then I started to play more and more . So I lost a lot of money, even when I won 7 k last year in two different days, I lost all of that to gamble. Now I am desperate to change this bad habit. I tried different ways to ban myself and it was successful even for a whole year.…[Read more]

    • Yep.. exactly the same thoughts. That’s what addiction is. The hardest part for me is trying to replace the gambling with something else I enjoy. Nothing comes close to the rush I get when I win… but the depression I get when I lose is Much more frequent. It’s made worse with online gambling since it’s right there on my phone and I don’t have to l…[Read more]

    • It’s hard for me to quit because 2 years ago I also won lots of money, I got hooked into winning

  • Dawson S posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 weeks ago

    Hey all, I’ve had this account for a while now. I was 2 months clean, and just had a massive relapse. I was able to save up $4900 all on my own but ended up blowing it all tonight on blackjack and slots. I’ve tried everything to quit. Self exclusion, closing accounts, gamban, and basically every other strategy under sun. I’m losing hope here.…[Read more]

  • Csab123 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 weeks, 1 days ago

    Really devastated. Just sold precious jewelry that was handed down to me. I’m a mess! What have I done!! I can’t tell anyone and it’s eating me up. My debts are outrageous I don’t see hope or light. Has anyone gotten out of the financial mess they caused? I am dying inside:(

    • Csab123, the only way out of this mess we get ourselves into is hard work and I also put a certain portion of my salary into my parent’s account to limit my access to cash, and if I did not have that to fall back on, my relapse would have been even more devastating. Hope this little piece of advice helps, but that is the only way I was able to get…[Read more]

      • Thank you! That’s a really smart idea. I’ve been really isolating myself because I’m so depressed over what I’ve done . I’m going to try your method. Thanks again.

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

    I don’t think an addict can walk away a winner in the casinos because even if you win you still want to play. How can anyone walk away a winner?

  • Jenny posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months ago

    I’ve decided I’m going to risk it all, I will wait for my money to come in and I will bet it all on my number, so far no wins but I can’t wait to gamble

    • Jenny what’s happening.
      I don’t know seems when something comes up for me that’s a disappointment it makes me feel like gambling I guess called slips.
      That’s something I need to work on.
      Because for me gambling is my biggest disappointment in myself which is the worst.
      Other than gambling I live a pretty standup life.
      But gambling can ruin th…[Read more]

      • No I was just upset, I bet all my money on gambling and lost so I thought betting more money would get me more results but now that I’ve had some sleep I’m rethinking my options. I took a $900 loan just so I can play and lost it all. That was yesterday. I was just mad I wanted to win back money I lost. I’m constantly changing my mind

        • No I was just high on wanting to win big so I said that, now that I’m thinking clearly I’m just going to pay my loans

          • I know staying away is hard. Maybe make yourself a list one column of what gambling does for you and another column of what it doesn’t do for you. So good and bad. I did this. It does help rationalize or put a better perspective on things.
            Here for you Jenny wishing you the best. Thank you for your honesty in your posts.

          • Tam replied 3 weeks ago

            I am so in your boat Jenny. I just won 13k after consolidatimg my loans and then I compulsively shopped to try and justify all the money I almost lost gambling to win, then I went and gambled have of it away again and now I am flat broke…..it is an absurd addiction. I can’t tell whether I .addicting to winning, my net or simply the gamble but I…[Read more]

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