• kenl posted a new activity comment 46 minutes ago

    Hi Rizzo
    Food for thought
    Lady in my GA home group says compulsive gamblers aren’t stupid people trying to be
    smart or bad people trying to be good. We are sick people trying to get well.

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    Hi Betty
    Few ideas/suggestions
    Visit the chat room here daily and even if no one is around leave a message of how you are doing and feeling. Also find some counselling as our illness causes our thinking to become distorted and we need
    to get help rewiring our brains. Also almost impossible to arrest this illness on our own so if there are GA…[Read more]

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 6 hours, 22 minutes ago

    Hi Jbear
    Most folks find a sponsor by attending GA meetings

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Time flies when you are having fun🤓

    • Indeed. Always fun and interesting to hear how gambling affected my life and to read about numerous healthy ways to get help and get better. I’m so glad that I had that ‘teachable moment’ many years ago.

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 3 weeks ago

    Hi KC
    To join the meetings just sign into the chat room at the listed meetings times which
    are currently Fridays and Sunday nights at 9pm est. And there is a session tonight
    In the Monday meeting room at 9pm est. And if you are interested I send out two
    daily reco

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

    Good Afternoon
    We had 5 people at the 9pm online meeting here last night so will try to hold another one this Friday at 9pm est. Topic will be ” Whatever is on your mind or in your heart. Hope to see you there.
    Mm

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

    Good afternoon
    I am going to change the 5pm Monday meeting to 9’pm est Tuesday.
    Hope this time works better.
    Thanks
    Ken L YBIR

  • kenl replied to the topic How can i start??? in the forum Daily Discussion 1 month ago

    Good Morning
    My name is Ken L and I am a member / moderator at Gamtalk and have been in recovery for just over 15 years.Glad you are reaching out for support. Hope you will visit our chat rooms and that you will seek counseling and find a Gamblers Anonymous meeting. Also if you are free on Mondays and Thursdays at 5:00 pm est we have an online…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    Just wanted to share a saying lady in a Gamblers Anonymous used to say.
    ” Compulsive Gamblers aren’t stupid people trying to be smart or bad people
    trying to be good. We are sick people trying to get well. ” And for me getting
    well and staying well meant / means finding counseling and attending
    GA meetings and when I am struggling with gambling…[Read more]

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Try finding an addiction counsellor and a GA meeting.
    Doing both will triple your chances of staying in a
    Heathy recovery. Hope to see you in chat.
    Ken L GRCG

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Glad you are reaching as most compulsive gamblers never do and sadly they end up the gates of insanity jail death or all three. Hope you will continue to post and maybe visit chat. I am usually in chat weekdays of and on between 10 am est and 3 pm est. And if you are interested I send out two daily email messages to start the day. If you would…[Read more]

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    If I may suggest try finding a GA meeting.
    Pretty sure you will find welcomed and understood.
    And you will be given a phone list of folks from the
    meeting that you can call when you are lonely or
    struggling. And if you are interested I send out two
    daily recovery messages that I think help me to start
    my focused on recovery. If you would like to…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month, 1 week ago

    I know not everyone attends GA but here are reasons that those who do attend drop out.

    So here is a list of them that a sister in GA sent me.

    Have a great day.

    Ken L YBIR

    Studies show that attending self-help support groups, such as Gamblers Anonymous (GA), plays a significant role in recovery from addiction. The longer that problem gamblers…[Read more]

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Welcome Jodie
    Glad you are here.
    I visit the chat room off and on most week days between 10 am and 3 pm est.
    Also I chair an online meeting Mondays and Thursdays at 5 pm est.
    And if you are interested I send out two daily recovery messages each morning.
    If you would like to try them send me an email at ken.lambon@rogers.com
    Wish you well and if…[Read more]

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

    Good Morning Folks
    Was just in chat and read a comment from one of our members that GA isn’t for everyone and they are right.
    So I wanted to share some other support groups that you can try if GA isn”t working for you.
    http://Www.bettorsanonymous.org
    http://Www.smartrecovery.org
    EIther AA or NA and your local church and of course counselling.
    If you have any…[Read more]

    • I find most approaches in therapy have worked for me, but GA helps center me, allows me to go to meetings when needed, and to stay on track with my recovery. Monday night meetings here have been helpful as well. Being in a remote area, I use whatever is available to me at that time. In the end just sharing and listening is what I need to move forward.

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Jgj
    Mostly folks here with gambling issues but you are more then welcome to visit our chat rooms.
    And if you have any questions or just need to share please feel free to do so.

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

    One of my biggest supports in addition to Gamtalk has been and still is after 16 years in recovery is Gamblers Anonymous. Strongly suggest take you find a meeting as it took me several tries on my own to stop gambling before I realized that it is much easier to do it with other who understand me.
    http://Www.gamblersanonymous.org

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

    Good afternoon Folks. I have noticed we have had a lot of newcomers the past few days
    Just wanted to welcome you all and if you are free I am chairing an online meeting this
    afternoon at five pm est . Hope you will join.
    Ken L GRCG

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Richard
    Doing well here thanks and looking forward to night’s 9 pm est group session.

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    HI J
    Glad you are reaching out as many CGs never get help and end up at the gates of Insanity jail or death.
    Lots of recovery in the rooms of Illinois and so try and find a meeting and some counselling as this is a very tough addiction to try and arrest on our own. And if you are interested I send out two daily recovery focused messages. I find…[Read more]

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