• Mags posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 hours, 28 minutes ago

    Missed the Friday meeting which I’m very sorry about. I certainly could have used it. Had emergency back home. One day turned into 5. Cost me emotionally and financially. Stress level went through the roof, found out that casinos were open, that was it. Not feeling sorry for myself, just admitting my screw up. Going to self exclude online and at O…[Read more]

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 19 hours, 18 minutes ago

    AUGUST 1 Reflection for the Day

    Self-pity is one of the most miserable and consuming defects I know. Because of its interminable demands for attention and sympathy, my self-pity cuts off my communication with others, especially communication with my Higher Power. When I look at it that way, I realize that self-pity limits my spiritual progress.…[Read more]

  • Nancy posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 10 hours ago

    I am about 6 weeks in and it feels good but I have been having bad thoughts again like missing my big winnings, but my credit cards
    Have taken a big hit that may cause me to go into bankruptcy

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 19 hours ago

    JULY 31 Reflection for the Day

    One of the most serious consequences of the me-me-me syndrome is that we lose touch with practically everyone around us – not to mention reality itself. The essence of self-pity is total self-absorption, and it feeds on itself. Rather than ignore such an emotional state – or deny that we’re in it – we need to pull…[Read more]

  • poutine posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 20 hours ago

    I thought there was a meeting in the recovery chat room. Hopefully others can get in.

  • Mary c posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 7 hours ago

    Not now- thank you

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 18 hours ago

    JULY 30 Reflection for the Day
    When we first come to Gamblers Anonymous, the most common variety of self-pity begins: “Poor me! Why can’t I just gamble now and then, like everybody else? Why me?” Such bemoaning, if allowed to persist, is a surefire invitation for a long walk off a short pier – right back to the mess we were in before we came to…[Read more]

  • Roma posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 11 hours ago

    I am still here I am two days in and it hasn’t come to me as a evening past time I say it because right now I can’t speak the words. I am numb and don’t know when the urge will jump out at me but I will go with the flow I feel good that two days have passed if it was that easy we all wouldn’t have a problem

  • kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 19 hours ago

    July 29 Reflection for the Day

    The feeling of self-pity, which we’ve all felt at one time or another, is one of the ugliest emotions we can experience. We don’t even relish the thought of admitting to others that we’re awash in self-pity. We hate being told that it shows; we quickly argue that we’re feeling another emotion instead; we go so far…[Read more]

  • Roma posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 19 hours ago

    I am trying to stop gambling online which is getting to be too expensive, I have tried to stop by myself but it isn’t working

    • Hello Roma,
      You found a supportive and safe place to be! They are a few places you can use to block your online gambling. One is Gamban https://gamban.com/ and another is GamBlock
      They are inexpensive to add to your laptop phone or computer. May want to seek some help or a Gamblers Anonymous meeting in person or virtually. Therapy may help as well.
      Cat

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 19 hours ago

    July 28 Reflection for the Day

    We learn the value of meditation in the Gamblers Anonymous Program. As the beginning of the Eleventh Step suggests, we sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious with God as we understood Him. One of the great values of meditation is that it clears the mind. And as the mind becomes clearer, it…[Read more]

  • Michael Sanchez posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 19 hours ago

    Since May I have lost 80- 90% of every weekly paycheck gambling at the casino Sports bets with co-workers and house held gambling events. I am completely drained and don’t have steady housing loved ones in my family keep giving me chances in living under their roofs. I’ve always struggled with in house gambling and so far being 32 years old I’ve…[Read more]

    • Hi Michael
      Glad you are reaching out.
      Suggest you find a GA meeting in your area and counseling.
      And tomorrow night at 9 pm est there is a session moderated by a problem gambling outreach worker.
      You can ask questions of the counselor or other members there what they are doing to recovery from
      their addiction. And if you are interested I send out…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 20 hours ago

    JULY 27 Reflection for the Day

    Over and over, I see that those who make the best and steadiest progress in the Gamblers Anonymous Program of Recovery are those who readily accept the help of a Higher Power. Once they can do that, it’s easier for them to get out of their own way. Their problems then seem to resolve themselves in a way that is b…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 19 hours ago

    JULY 26 Reflection for the Day

    Now that I avail myself of the letters H-O-W suggested by friends in the Gamblers Anonymous Program – Honesty, Open-Mindedness, Willingness – I see things in a new light. In ways that I couldn’t have predicted and surely never expected, I’ve come to see things quite differently than I did before coming to GA. I f…[Read more]

  • Rich posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 23 hours ago

    Curiosity

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

    JULY 25 Reflection for the Day

    The slogans used in Gamblers Anonymous are seemingly clear and simple. Yet they may still have different meanings for different people, according to their own experiences and reactions to the words and ideas. Take, for example, the slogan “Let Go and Let God.” For some people, it may suggest that all we have to do…[Read more]

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

    I’ve decided not to admit my gambling addiction to my family until I have decided to seriously quit. Not just say it. The thing with me, when I decide to do something, I actually and whole heartedly do it. I’ll quit! I stall now(30 yr. stall.)because I’ve pretty much had most addictions, so when I give up this one, what’s left? I’m afraid of…[Read more]

    • Hi Mags, I think I understand about knowing when your ready and that you WILL do it when you are finally ready ( with help of resources , right?) As to the next addiction that may take over and fearing what that may be , I think we can get really passionate about recovery and healing resources so much that it covers all addictions and deals with…[Read more]

      • Thanks Reiki
        Feel good to know there are fellow sufferers. Not happy others are suffering, but the fact that other people share this journey.Thanks for making me feel welcome, not judged and not alone.

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

    Only

    In 30 yrs. I can’t remember miss playing the slots, buying scratch tickets and the latest since Covid and the casinos were closed, “online casinos”. It’ll be nice the day I can say, I didn’t gamble for today.

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

    The worse part is setting a goal for yourself on how much you want to win before you walk away yet never walking away until you lose all of it . Even when you know you need to walk away you still keep betting and can’t seem to fight the urge to quit . Lose it all and then you feel the lowest of lows and hate yourself for it . You’ll beat you…[Read more]

    • I know how you feel. Like chasing your tail. I repeat my last bad performance gambling day after day. Enough is never enough when I gamble. Can win 5 g’s blow it in 2 hrs. then feel Stunned when I don’t have even a quarter in my purse.

      • How do you cope with it ? It eats me alive inside until I make that next bet

        • Hi Sporty. Gambling eats us all up, because we let it. That’s why we’re here. To find an answer, help, find a solution as a group, to combat this compulsive addiction. First step I needed to make, admission. I admit I am a compulsive gambler. I know if I stop it won’t be the end of the world, no matter how difficult, but a new beginning. I need…[Read more]

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

    G.A. is completely different than A.A. . Seems almost not as important or something, which is baffling to me as I have both afflictions. Can’t wrap my head around this for some reason. Perhaps due to Covid. Everything seems truly different. It’s almost a 3 hr. drive to a G.A. Meeting from where I live. Having only 1 meeting a wk. online is ver…[Read more]

    • Hi Mags
      What day and time would work for you if we were to add another meeting ?
      Ken L YBIR

      • Hi Ken. Any time would be good. It is just better sometime’s to have choice.
        Thanks for reaching out.

        • Ken L replied 1 week ago

          K I will chair a second weekly GA type meeting on Fridays at 10 pm est in the chatroom
          Hope a few folks will join me.
          Ken L YBIR

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