• tara posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Hello. This is Tara with a brief check in. All is pretty well. In August I had 3 months then went to a casino aand stopped coming here to gamtalk. Lost enough money in that one trip , that’s for sure. Since then I’ve purchased scratchers consistantly and I spent alot on them 2 or 3 times which was scarey. So I’ve got about 4 months in casino free and I’m very interested in continuing! I have this scratcher outlet which was costly a few times and I’m letting that go for the new year. I just bought too many of them today and yesterday, which makes me very sad. I’m doing coda work ( once again) and hope to check in every so often here and on another ga site. Since April I think I’ve been to casinos 5 times and as I said now it’s been 4 months. odaat. I’m determined to live a better life. All the best everyone, and Happpy Holidays ( days not DAZE). tara

    • p.s. I do not have a handle on gambling in any form. I’m focusing on holding onto recovery.

      • No recovery journey is smooth, there are always a few bumps along the way, be proud of the steps you have already taken and the goals you have set for yourself. Slow and steady one foot in front of the other. You got this 🙂

    • Tara, every day that you don’t gamble is a major accomplishment and you should be proud of yourself. Recovery is one of the most difficult things I have done in my life and it is also one of the most rewarding. I am not sure what state you are in, but you should check to see if your state offers assistance for compulsive gamblers. I live in California and there are a multitude of free services. I would also highly recommend GA as it is great to talk with people who get it. To be honest I went to an in patient program in Arizona called Algamus and it was the best decision I have ever made. I wish you all the best on your recovery path and wish you a happy and healthy new year.