• Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Good Morning Anonc
    Just wanted to let you and others who visit Gamtalk chat room that most weekdays I am in and out of the chat between 9:30 am est and 3 pm est.
    Hope to catch you there
    God Bless
    Ken L YBIR

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    Thanks Tara nicely done.

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

    Good Afternoon Folks
    In an effort to get our community wall more active with sharing and posts I am going to start posting the Hazelden Thought for the Day each morning. And I encourage comments and feedback as these messages relate to your recovery. Will post the first one tomorrow morning. Also if you are struggling or want to share what your…[Read more]

    • Hi Ken, I’m brand new to this group. I finally did something about my gambling habits last night at 5 am and was given this site by a phone counselor. I’ve destroyed my life, lost my life saving, had my car recently repoe’d, owe almost everyone I know money. This is not me. I’ve always been so careful with money and had tons in the old days.…[Read more]

      • Hi sharon! Do check out the chatrooms! If you want help that’s more personal and immediate you can call a gamblers help hot line.. it’s the BEST… usually there 24/7! You can google gambler anonomous and see what meetings are in your area. and of coarse , if you keep checking in here , you’ll eventually hook up with some people on chat.…[Read more]

    • Yes I will need to charge my battery

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Alexdu
    My name is Ken and I have been in recovery for a few years now.
    I am also a moderator at the site and if you have any questions
    or just need to share as you start your recovery journey please
    email me at ken.lambon@rogers.com.

  • Ken L joined the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 months ago

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    Yes I am going to chair an online GA type meeting this Friday September 14th 5 pm est.
    Hope to see some old friends there and hope to see some newcomers.
    Ken L YBIR

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Good Day Folks
    If anyone is around tomorrow at 5 pm est I am hoping to chair an online meeting.
    Topic is ” What is recovery to you or whatever is on your mind or in your heart. ”
    Hope to see you there.
    Ken L YBIR

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 10 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Steven
    Welcome
    People who visit are from all over the world so the time zones are different.
    Suggest you hang out for awhile and see if anyone shows up. Also suggest
    if you are struggling or just need to share please do so. Hope to meet up with
    you in chat. Also on Fridays at 5 pm est we are going to have an online GA type
    meeting with topics…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Food for Thought

    Here are 60 thought-provoking quotes
    You cannot change what you refuse to confront.
    Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
    Don’t think of cost. Think of value.
    Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.
    Too many people buy things they don’t need with money they don’t have to im…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Folks I am trying to revive the Friday online meetings. I am away on vacation Friday August 10th but will be back on Friday August 17th and hope to connect with members for a meeting at 5 pm est. Hope you all have a great week of recovery.

    Ken L Grateful Recovering Compulsive Gambler

    • Great idea to restart the Friday meetings. Your topics are really thought provoking. I feel that, I, as a compulsive gambler benefitted from being provided to ideas that kept my mind working. When at meetings or over coffee with my sponsor people made sure that I had “food for thought.” It kept my enquiring mind busy.

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Suggestions for Coping with Urges to gamble.

    Many compulsive gamblers, especially those in early stages of recovery, experience urges to gamble. Repetition of the gambling behavior over a relatively long period of time, combined with thoughts of gambling and associated pleasurable feelings, causes the compulsive gambler to experience…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Relapse Prevention
    Relapse Prevention: Planning for Success
    When you decided to quit drinking, using other drugs or gambling, you took the first step towards recovery. This step was the beginning of an important change in your life.
    You may have expected all your problems to go away when you quit, but somehow many problems are still with you.…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 11 months ago

    Good Evening Folks
    I am going to try and host online meetings on Fridays at 5 pm est.
    Hope to see you there.
    God Bless
    Ken L YBIR

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

    Hi Mallory
    GA has a weekly telephone conference on Wednesday Nights at 9 pm est. Can call in and you don’t have a talk if you are uncomfortable can just listen. I have included the link that has all the info needed to join the call. As well if you are interested I send out two daily recovery focused messages. If you are interested in trying them j…[Read more]

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

    I am hoping to re-start the Friday meeting on July 20th & it will start to 5 pm est.
    Hope to see both newcomers and some of the regulars.