Focusing solely on NOT gambling is like trying to lose weight by obsessing on how you can not eat certain things… sort of. Focus on recovery is expansive and healing.. it has breadth and depth. Body, mind and spirit are addressed and fed with nourishment/wisdom/tools/ resources etc. When we feel sick from abstaining we reach for what recovery resources have to offer and God (as you see God). If you we have a full blown cold /flu we don’t go out and stand in a blizzard naked. Going to gamble when you are fighting withdrawal is like that… like thinking standing in blizzard naked is going to cure a cold.