• carlooch posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 12 hours ago

    Im a 400 lb fat degen gambling sac of absolute nothing. Some days i want to drive my truck into a tree. I dont believe in god. And i dont know what else to do. I lie and cheat my family about gambling. I should be dead or homeless at best. I am so lost.

    • Hi carlooch
      I think most Compulsive Gamblers have felt the way you do at one time or another
      Appears to me though that you are looking for support. And I know that wanting to take one’s life is a permanent solution to a temporary problem . Please keep reaching out and find some counseling and perhaps a GA group to help you through this.
      Ken L YBIR

  • Candy posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 13 hours ago

    Today is day 4 of no gambling for me! Its the longest i have gone in months! Its the hardest day so far but i am determined this time. I want my life back. Hope everyone else is doing ok.

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 16 hours ago

    JANUARY 20 Reflection for the Day
    I understand that, when I allow myself to dwell on the problem, the problem will worsen. But when I dwell on the solution, the situation will improve. My problems with money today have much less significance when I focus on my recovery and continued abstinence rather than spending my time wishing I had no debts.…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week ago

    JANUARY 19 Reflection for the Day
    It was far easier for me to accept my powerlessness over gambling than it was for me to accept the notion that some sort of Higher Power could accomplish what I had been unable to accomplish myself. Simply by seeking help and accepting the fellowship of others similarly afflicted, the craving left me. And I…[Read more]

  • Sarah CG posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week ago

    New to the community, and new to sharing anything about my addiction.
    My compulsive, pathological gambling started about 8 months ago. I lied to anyone and everyone about what I needed money for and where I was when I was at the casino. Everyhting has come crashing down – my wife and I are separated, lost my job, family not speaking to me, and I…[Read more]

    • Most of us start gambling for fun, then we see it as an easy way to make some money and maybe even solve our debt problems, we also use it as a place to escape our problems, the sad truth is that we are wrong on all counts. Gambling is the most perplexing addiction of all addictions because no substance is involved, however, there is one…[Read more]

  • tap123 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 1 day ago

    I wrote this the other day but it wouldn’t let me upload it so I am uploading the picture today. Here is my story

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 2 days ago

    JANUARY 18 Reflection for the Day
    If we are determined to stop gambling, there must be no reservations whatsoever, nor any lurking notion that our obsession will someday reverse itself. Our regeneration comes through the splendid paradox of the Twelve Steps: strength arises from complete defeat, and the loss of one’s old life is a condition for f…[Read more]

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

    I am a total failure! I should know the end result of gambling. This binge was bad. I stayed out until the next day. The casino set me up and enticed me to come in. It was like hypnosis…I keep playing win or lose. It was like I lost control. Other people did not seem out of control as I did. I am embarrassed and ashamed!

  • Cat Lyon posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 2 days ago

    My Thought of The Day: When maintaining recovery from “The Beast” you gain a Life with “FEARLESSNESS” and all things are POSSIBLE once again… Cat Lyon

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

    I went on a gambling binge today and I hate myself for it. It was just like old times…staying out all night and lying to my family. I wouldn\’t wish this addiction on anyone. I stayed at the casino all night into the next day. Of course, lost a lot of money. The casinos know how to wheel you in.

    • Sorry to hear and you hit the nail on the head, Lisa. “The casinos DO know how to entice you in”… It’s like that old gambler’s motto,
      “The House Always Wins.” There is a lot of truth to that old saying.
      With this cunning disease that changes our “thinking” and will always try and talk us into going back out as if we have control when we surely…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 2 days ago

    JANUARY 16 Reflection for the Day
    When we first came to Gamblers Anonymous, whether for ourselves or under pressure from others, some of us were all but sickened by the concept of “surrender.” To admit defeat flew in the face of our lifelong beliefs. Some of us thought of the immortal rallying cries of Churchill at Dunkirk, or of FDR fol…[Read more]

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

    Lost my whole paycheck again. I feel like I’m losing my mind.

  • Dawson S posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 4 days ago

    Hello Everyone. Its been a rough couple of weeks. Just lost my whole pay cheque to a casino. Only 400$ but Feeling pretty bad about it. After I did that I shut down all my accounts. It feels like I’ll never be able to shake this addiction. I want to get help but I never want to because I think I have gotten better. I wish I knew what to do. I am…[Read more]

    • Hi Dawson S, I understand how you are feeling, as do so many of us who have been where you are right now. I am happy to exchange emails with you, offer support, guidance or simply listen, contact Ken L on this site for my email. Gambling is one of the most confusing, perplexing and misunderstood of all addictions because there is no substance involved.

    • Hi Dawson
      Email me at ken.lambon@rogers.com if you would like to exchange emails with Mozzie55
      Also let me know where you are from and I will see what resources there are in your town/city.

    • Hi Dawson,
      I did send you an email week or two ago. You may want to look in your spam and I never heard back from you as I’m willing to talk by phone if you live in the USA? Let me and Email was from lyonmedia@aol.com
      Cat

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 5 days ago

    JANUARY 15 Reflection for the Day

    I must never forget who and what I am and where I come from. I have to remember the nature of my illness and what it was like before I came to Gamblers Anonymous. I’ll try to keep the memory green, yet not spend time dwelling morbidly on the past. I won’t be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful, and to believe tha…[Read more]

  • Cat Lyon posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 5 days ago

    Hello Community,
    I have been MIA as I’ve been busy getting my third book edited and ready for release this hopefully early spring. This one will have a wee bit of everything and more gambling recovery ramblings and the “lighter” side of recovery. This is just one beautiful blessing recovery has given me MANY… With a glossary of Resources.

    I…[Read more]

  • hmmmx3 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 5 days ago

    I love to gamble and until recently could walk out with more money than I went in with. However, recently, I don\’t stop until every winning is gone. I somehow convince myself that I am going to win more.

  • Maggie posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 5 days ago

    Hi. I’m new here. Just locked myself out of my favorite online casino. I think a part of me knows I have a problem but the other thinks meh I can handle it. Truth is I’m bored to death. And Covid is making the boredom worse. Anyway thought I’d check this place out.

    • Being proactive and having the awareness to block yourself is a great start, Maggie! Welcome to the community. Looking forward to your sharing and I’m here if you need encouragement! Cat

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 5 days ago

    January 14 Reflection for the Day

    I admitted that I couldn’t win the gambling battle on my own. So I finally begun to accept the critically important fact that dependence on a Higher Power could help me achieve what had always seemed impossible. I stopped running. I stopped fighting. For the first time, I began accepting. And for the first t…[Read more]

  • Brakey95 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 6 days ago

    Hi I’ve been a gambling for 7 years now, I came out about my addiction to my family a year ago, I’ve still been having slip ups pretty consistently and it gets me pretty depressed, to make matters worse it caused me a lot of financial stress over the years, Ive been missing bill payments creditors have constantly been calling me, all I am ask…[Read more]

    • Don’t wait till you the rock bottom and you will if you continue. I know we want to hear something else. But the truth is that is self destructive. But you are not alone. I am glad you are here.

    • I totally understand. I’ve been clean and sober but can’t stop gambling

      • b1055 … I have actually have heard that in many group meetings and GA meetings. Most say they were able to become sober and clean, but gambling was the hardest to beat. My own experiences were and “NOT EVER DOWNING GA.” Still, my addicted gambling was so bad, and I had two failed (thankfully) suicides from my addiction, and I was also…[Read more]

      • Thanks for your reply, I can understand that I’ve recently been admitted to the hospital by local police for a suicide attempt, also I used to get high on anything I could get my hand on just to make me feel better from the depression the gambling was causing even if it was momentarily I needed to feel good for just a little while, I’ve been cle…[Read more]

    • It would be best if you had a Gambling Prevention Plan. Your counselor can help you make one. Also, to help get a handle on the Financial side, which may be causing stress and push you out to continue. Look to Consumer Credit Counseling org as they can help with the debt, and you make one payment to them, and they do the bill paying. We have to…[Read more]

      • Thanks I appreciate you taking the time to respond I will definetly look into that, and yes I agree and am taking full accountability of the debts I’ve accrued over these years

  • Mitten08 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks ago

    I am so thankful to be here. God has taken my desire to gamble. Thank you Lord. For almost seven years I lived this myth of lies. I knew intellectually it was never a good place but my twisted mind of the dopamine high kept me going. I lost my house and savings. I am paying of my debts and proudly doing so. I feel blessed in spit of it.

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