• @betterme posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 8 hours, 3 minutes ago

    This week I won and lost BIG at the casino. I thought after winning big, I’d be able to be focused and controlled. The win was solid. It was going to make the holidays fun.. then we decided to go back. I had been so happy to shop and share my good fortune. Mom and I went back .. so she can play. While waiting, I sat down and started playing s…[Read more]

    • The worst thing to happen when I gamble, is when I win. My brain is just flooded with a need to win again. The losing feels physically painful. I feel sick. I’ve done the search for every last dollar I can get my hands on, just so I can keep playing. I’m planning on going back today, because I can steal my husbands stash. I do not want the hor…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 16 hours, 16 minutes ago

    NOVEMBER 30 Reflection for the Day
    If you’re a negative thinker and are not yet ready to do an about-face, here are some guidelines that can keep you miserable for just as long as you wish to remain so. First, don’t go to Gamblers Anonymous meetings. If you somehow find yourself at a meeting, keep you mouth (and your mind) shut and your hands in…[Read more]

  • Gottastopnow posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 17 hours, 48 minutes ago

    Hi I am new to the community. For the last I don’t know how many months I have lost my entire paycheck at the casino. I don’t know why I work so hard only to lose my money. I need to stop now. I make excuses to my significant other as to why I need financial help. I gotta stop.

    • I understand the frustration of losing what you’ve work hard for. I think we have all been there. I struggle with not being able to keep monies.. my own, my wins. It feels bad to be out of control. Be strong if stopping is your focus.

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

    I have lost everything

  • Kitkat611 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 3 hours ago

    I thought i was doing better with slots, but i found funzpoints and have been spiraling back into the addcition. How can i stop when there are so many easy games and COVID is making me bored out of my mind with my anxiety and stress as well it’s just been very difficult not using it as a distraction.

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 4 hours ago

    NOVEMBER 29 Reflection for the Day
    Contrary to what some people think, the slogan “Let Go and Let God” isn’t an expression of apathy, an attitude of defeatism, or an unwillingness to accept responsibility. Those who turn their backs on their problems are not “letting go and letting God,” but, instead, are abandoning their commitment to act on Go…[Read more]

  • Sunlitbeauty posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 11 hours ago

    Decided to quit gambling today for good. No more…I am done! No more gambling!

    • How are you doing with the quitting? Are you getting support ? I’m working on damage control after going on a last binge and wondering how I could be so careless and irresponsible.

  • Donelosing63 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 20 hours ago

    I quit gambling almost 3 years ago but I am still having trouble with forgiving myself.

  • Rie23 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 22 hours ago

    This is my first time visiting an online forum for addiction. I have been struggling ALOT over the past year and live in a small town where there are little to no resources for gambling addiction.

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 days, 4 hours ago

    NOVEMBER 28 Reflection for the Day

    Our faith in God’s power – at work in us and in our lives – doesn’t relieve us of responsibility. Instead, our faith strengthens our efforts, makes us confident and assured, and enables us to act decisively and wisely. We’re no longer afraid to make decisions; we’re not afraid to take the steps that seem called…[Read more]

  • Biggredd posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 6 hours ago

    so what do you do when is is on your mind all the time i am in the middle of fighting for my marriage and all i think about is the slot machines and if i can win enough to keep playing not until i am broke do i worry about losing eveyone i care about

    • I have done things I never thought I would do, especially shitty things to my family. They don’t know I’ve been binge gambling this year. I go a couple of months, and just poof I am inside the Casino. It happens so fast. It is sickness, mental bullshit.

      • I understand this. I don’t think of the consequences until I face not having money after another trip. Even when I win.. not long until I’m putting that money back. It’s truly very sad !

    • I have been clean for almost 3 years and stopped because I was losing my marriage of 25 years. I totally understand. You can do it.

      • i think my husband and i are fighting over more than just gambling however i can stand me either my mother would have been ashamed of me since her father was also addicted to gambleing among other thing . but when our last fight went down it was because i felt bad becausse i knew we were broke like we live in a hotel and work for our room broke…[Read more]

  • Biggredd posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 7 hours ago

    I am addicted to gambling and i need help badly it is destroying my relationships and now i am having marriage issues because of it so where can I get help in new jersey online or other wise

  • Sheila posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 14 hours ago

    I just finished day 2 of a gambling relapse. I feel so ashamed and sick with stress. I feel like I became a different person. I’ve lied and stole to get more money. I just feel sick.

    • Me2
      I gambled my entire pay check $2800
      My credit cards are maxed
      I just kept betting and betting
      I’m exhausted

    • I’ve done that before. I’ve spent my mortgage payment, this time I maxed out every source of money including stealing my husbands change jar. It is exhausting. I keep chasing my losses. I can’t get it out of my head, that the next bet will pay the big win, and I will be able to pay everything back. But, even if I won, I just can’t leave the Cas…[Read more]

      • I no longer think of it as me being a different person. Rather, I’m focusing on adjusting that person’s direction. I spent mostly “winnings” this time .. first I think, they were wins but really, they were not. I have lost so much @ the casino that I’m not sure I could call anything a win anymore. It would have been good to keep that money but…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 15 hours ago

    NOVEMBER 26 Reflection for the Day
    During our first days in Gamblers Anonymous, we got rid of the trappings and environments of gambling. We had to get rid of these, for we knew they surely would have killed us. We got rid of the situations, but we couldn’t get rid of our addiction until we took further action. So we also had to learn to toss s…[Read more]

  • james posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 16 hours ago

    Like to hang out, listen to stories of win and loss. and i already know casinos are awful..i ve been to 200 or so. I felt a negative feeling, as i walked around. I played blackjack, and it was relaxing. Noticed if i ever added beer to the game. It would sad soon. It in my opinion is the only place i ever went to , where you could happy and…[Read more]

  • Ken L posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 15 hours ago

    NOVEMBER 24 Reflection for the Day
    Although we came to Gamblers Anonymous to deal with a specific problem, we soon became aware that we would find not only freedom from addiction, but freedom to live in the real world without fear and frustration. We learned that the solutions are within ourselves. With the help of my Higher Power, I can enrich my…[Read more]

  • Petulant posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 22 hours ago

    How does this work?

    • You can post what is going on in your recovery and we have a couple of GA type meetings in our chat.
      One of them is tonight at 10 pm est. Hope to see you there

  • ann posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 days, 22 hours ago

    i have a huge gambling addiction i need help

  • esty91 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week ago

    How do I delete my account and stop gettint emails???

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

    NOVEMBER 23 Reflection for the Day

    Before I came to Gamblers Anonymous, I was like an actor who insisted on writing the script, producing, directing, and, in short, running the whole show. I had to do it my way, forever trying to arrange and re-arrange the lights, lines, sets, and, most of all, the other players’ performances. If only my a…[Read more]

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