• Ken L posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Hi Jacobi
    Glad you are reaching
    18 years ago I was about to lose my family my home and my life.
    I finally admitted I was a compulsive gambler and reached out to Gamblers Anonymous and found a counselor.
    Today I am still with my partner own my house and am retired. Took patience and not placing a bet ODAAT but I was able to do it.
    If you are free…[Read more]

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

    MARCH 30 Reflection for the Day

    Absolute humility means freedom from myself, freedom from the demands that my character defects place so heavily upon me. Humility means the willingness to discover and carry out the will of God. Although I do not presume to attain such a vision, just keeping it in my heart helps me know where I stand on the road…[Read more]

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

    March 29 Reflection for the Day

    Why do people gamble compulsively? Dr. Robert Custer, a pioneer in the treatment of compulsive gambling, believed we have four basic human needs – affection, approval, recognition, and self-confidence. When these needs are not met, people feel inadequate and overwhelmed by life. Gambling may – for a time – app…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Hi Tino
    Hope you will try and find some counseling and GA meetings.
    And also join us at some of our online sessions on Monday and Friday nights at 10 pm est.
    If you have any questions or just need to share please feel free to email me at ken.lambon@rogers.com
    Ken L Grateful Recovering CG

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Hi Steve
    I suggest you check out the link below.
    It has info for your state. They may have info on counseling / residential treatment.
    Wish you well
    Ken L

    Home

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    MARCH 28 Reflection for the Day

    We must think deeply of all those sick persons still to come to Gamblers Anonymous. As they try to make their return to faith and to life, we want them to find everything in the Program that we have found – even more, if that is possible. No care, no vigilance, no effort to preserve the Program’s constant eff…[Read more]

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

    MARCH 27 Reflection for the Day

    Storing up grievances is not only a waste of time, but a waste of life that could be lived to greater satisfaction. If I keep a ledger of “oppressions and indignities,” I’m only restoring them to painful reality. In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, “‘The horror of that moment,’ the King said, ‘I shal…[Read more]

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

    Hi Folks
    Just a reminder that we have an online GA type meeting tonight in the chatroom at 10 est/edt and the topic is ” Whatever is on your mind or in your heart

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    MARCH 26 Reflection for the Day

    I know today that getting active means trying to live the Steps of the Gamblers Anonymous Program to the best of my ability. It means striving for some degree of honesty, first with myself, then with others. It means activity directed inward, to enable me to see myself and my relationship with my Higher Power more…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hi Lost
    I will give you the same advice I gave Marc- Olivier
    Glad you are reaching. Suggest you find some counseling in your city and see if there are any Gamblers Anonymous meetings as well.
    It is very hard to do this on your own. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at ken.lambon@rogers.com
    And if you are free tomorrow night…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hi Amanda
    Glad you are reaching out.
    Our addiction is almost impossible to recover from on our own.
    We have an online GA type meeting tomorrow night at 10 pm est
    in the Gamtalk chatroom. Hope you will join us. Any if you have
    any questions or just need to share please feel free to send me
    an email at ken.lambon@rogers.com
    God Bless
    Ken L YBIR

  • Ken L posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hi Marc-Olivier
    Glad you are reaching. Suggest you find some counseling in your city and see if there are any Gamblers Anonymous meetings as well.
    It is very hard to do this on your own. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at ken.lambon@rogers.com
    And if you are free tomorrow night at 10 pm est please join us in the chatroom…[Read more]

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

    MARCH 25 Reflection for the Day

    If a compulsive gambler wants to live successfully in society, he or she must replace the power of gambling over his/her life with the power of something else – preferably positive, at least neutral, but not negative. That is why we say to the agnostic newcomer: if you can’t believe in God, find a positive pow…[Read more]

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

    MARCH 24 Reflection for the Day

    All of us are faced with the troubles and problems of daily living, whether we’ve been in Gamblers Anonymous two days or twenty years. We’d sometimes like to believe we could take care of all our problems right now, but it rarely works that way. If we remember the slogan “A Day at a Time” when we are ready to pani…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    March 23 Reflection for the Day

    Gamblers Anonymous teaches us, through the experience, strength, and hope of the Fellowship, that the worst situation imaginable does not warrant a return to gambling. No matter how bad a particular situation or set of circumstances, the return to our old ways for even a minute will assuredly make it worse.

    Am I…[Read more]

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

    Hi Heather
    Lots of folks here are or were addicted to many forums of gambling
    Some are still struggling but many with the support of Gamblers Anonymous
    sites like this and counseling have not gambled for many years. I myself haven’t
    not placed a bet One Day At a Time since June 13th 2002. If you are free tonight at
    10 pm est please join us in…[Read more]

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

    March 22 Reflection for the Day

    Once in a great while, I find myself thinking perhaps things weren’t quite so bad as they seemed to be. At such moments, I force myself to realize that my illness is talking to me, trying to tempt me into denying that I am, in fact, afflicted with an illness. One of the key action steps of the Gamblers Anonymous P…[Read more]

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

    Hi Hopeless
    Glad you are reaching out. Takes courage.
    suggest you find some counseling and see if you can find a Gamblers Anonymous in your area.
    Also if you are interested I send out a couple of daily recovery focused messages and have a few pieces of info that
    may help you going forward in your recovery. Send me an email at…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    March 21 Reflection for the Day

    The Gamblers Anonymous Program teaches us that we have an incurable illness. We always get worse, never better. But we’re fortunate in that our incurable illness can be arrested, one day at a time, as long as we don’t place that first bet. High-toned academic research and ivory-tower studies to the contrary, we kno…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    March 20 Reflection for the Day

    The longer I’m in Gamblers Anonymous, the more important becomes the slogan “First Things First.” I used to believe that my family came first, that my home life came first, that my job came first. But I know today, in the depths of my heart, that if I can’t stay clean, I’ll have nothing. “First Things First,” to…[Read more]

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