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

    Thanks … I should have mentioned I am getting counseling and will be starting “Intensive Outpatient” treatment for both the gambling and co-occurring disorders at the end of the month so that’s a positive. I swear my own head gets me into so much trouble, then manages to remind me how old I am, how much I’ve lost…. I am going to work on…[Read more]

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

    The good news: I signed on with a new Payee to manage my money / provide barriers. Bad news: As I’ve done before, I went into a panic and gambled my last paycheck AND also gambled a $500 draw I took out on my next one. So I’m deeper in the whole. The thought of someone taking control of my finances triggers me. As if I could control my…[Read more]

    • That’s unfortunate. Sometimes our gambling mind makes us do stuff like that. As you may have guessed, suicide is not really a good idea as it just makes more stress for your loved ones and they get to carry on without you. That raises more questions as to the future.

    • I suggest that you speak to your local public health and they can refer you to counseling. Also get to a Gamblers Anonymous meeting.

    • I did not realize how freaking difficult it is to stop…. For me it is a journey and it starts by taking one step at a time…. I just threw away $600 this afternoon. Remember the feeling walking out of the casino with it all gone, we certainly didn’t have that feeling when we walked in… next time, before you walk in.. remember what is was…[Read more]

  • pokerpeggy posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months ago

    Running out of hope.

    • lewb replied 2 months ago

      Plenty of experience, strength and hope at your local Gamblers Anonymous meeting. Why not give it a try? Everything to gain and nothing to lose. Just show up. No reservations needed.

    • kenl replied 2 months ago

      And no cost to attend 🙂 always free hugs and coffee

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