• My partner and I are both gambling addicts. We love the slots. But i feel like this lifestyle is killing me slowly and ruining us financially. We keep going back to try and win our money back and end up putting ourselves in an even worse situation. I’m ready to put and end to it and have even tried to stop but as soon as my partner mentions it, or…[Read more]

  • time4happy posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 4 days ago

    Has anyone found that they can stop going to the casino without attending GA? I attended a meeting a few months ago and it felt so wrong for some reason. Hard to explain but I felt so uncomfortable and out of place. Is that a normal reaction? Can I do this successfully on my own?

    • Most can not recover from compulsive gambling on their own. But there are other resources to piece together for yourself besides the full on GA meetings. It could take even more ‘work’ to find the connections but it’s worth the time and effort. I have found that I’ve got to ‘work’ this recovery. Self exclusions from casinos with the ‘lifetime…[Read more]

      • There are other recovery groups that do not have a specific addiction focus such as smart recovery/ life ring/ celebrate recovery/ dharma punks/ etc. Youtube videos, workbooks, counseling , online sites like this, other 12 step programs such as Codependents anon. ( both online and in person), problem gamblers hotlines…

        • My experience has been that it is very hard to recover on our own.
          Before you write off GA completely try some more meetings and try to be open minded. In my room we offer new members the GA refund policy’.We ask the new member to give us their pain and misery attend meetings and not gamble for 90 days. And if after the 90 days they aren’t happier…[Read more]

  • time4happy posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    Tara, I totally agree with this. I recently changed jobs and cashed out my retirement and now all that money is gone thanks to that horrible place. I need to focus on all the money that place has taken from me instead of thinking I can win it all back.

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