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

    Good Morning
    Just wanted to share this message I read this morning in reference to 12 Step
    programs ” God of our understanding.
    When I suggest to folks struggling with our illness to try attending GA I often here No thanks too religious for me, I use to say that when I first went to GA to get my family and my boss off my back due to my gambling.…[Read more]

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

    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. Recovery is building…[Read more]

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

    Good Morning Folks
    Just wanted to share this piece of literature that I was given in my early days in GA
    to help me get through early recovery day urges. And actually I have used them over the years as one never knows when an urge or a fleeting thought will come.

    Suggestions for Coping with Urges to gamble.

    Many compulsive gamblers,…[Read more]

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

    Hi Mommyof2
    Check out this link. It made help you understand a Compulsive gambler better.
    And please coming back and sharing and asking questions.
    Ken L Recovering CG

    https://www.gam-anon.org/

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

    Hi Mommy of 2
    Not sure what part of the world you are from but here is a link to Gam Anon which is a support for the family and friends of gamblers.
    Check it out and hope you will continue to post here and join us in chat. Also if you have any questions or just need to share please feel free to email me at ken.lambon@rogers.com
    Will keep you and…[Read more]

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

    Good Morning Folks
    Just wanted to share this piece of literature that I was given in my early days in GA on how to deal with urges.
    Hope you find it helpful.
    God Bless
    Ken L YBIR

    Suggestions for Coping with Urges to gamble.

    Many compulsive gamblers, especially those in early stages of recovery, experience urges to gamble. Repetition of the…[Read more]

    • Great Post, Ken. Thank you.

    • Thank you very much, my mother goes to the casino once every 4 months, but she just went with my cousin and she had to tell me all about what she won all the free games and I tried to tell her I’m not interested but she went on and on with the conversation thank you

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

    I felt the same way several years ago ((( Anjholl ))) a knock on the family cottage door brought me back to reality and I called GA and found some counseling and slowly put my life back together. Also learned that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.If you keep having those thoughts reach out to someone for help. As the father…[Read more]

    • I actually spoke the words out loud to my husband just a few minutes ago and he told me that he’d rather have me over everything else. I hate that I have the thought because death has always been my biggest fear ever so for me to feel this way is crazy and I know that. I just hate myself for what I’ve done.

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Anjholl
    I too almost lost my home due to my illness but once I admitted why I wasn’t making my house payments to the bank and I was
    to work out a plan with the bank and get caught up. I explained to them that I was getting counseling and attending GA meetings.
    During my 16 years in recovery I never missed a payment and this past Spring I paid…[Read more]

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

    Good Morning Folks
    Just wanted to share these tips
    for surviving the upcoming Holidays.

    Tips for Staying Sober & Preventing Holiday Blues
    Even during a period of emotional highs and lows
    Loneliness, anxiety, happiness and sadness are common feelings, sometimes experienced in startling succession. The bad news is the…[Read more]

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Jbear
    Most folks find a sponsor by attending GA meetings

  • kenl posted a new activity comment 3 months 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 months 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 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 1 week 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

  • 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 3 months, 2 weeks 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 3 months, 2 weeks 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 3 months, 2 weeks 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]

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