• Wayne posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months, 1 weeks ago

    Reading these posts (its been too many days from reading) it really helps. Today reading one thing I recognise is for me is another attraction is not so much the winning but that feeling of danger , despersation then suddenly a win even if only temporary.

  • Wayne posted a new activity comment 1 months, 1 weeks ago

    These comments are a good reminder of all the times, so many times I had big winnings thinking this is great i finally
    have a great “win”. Problem was I was thinking this while I still hadnt left the casino. Before the addiction progressed there were
    some times I actually left with money. Later anger and frustration why didnt I leave earlier.…[Read more]

  • Wayne posted a new activity comment 1 months, 1 weeks ago

    I had some periods of great enjoyable abstinence but periods sometimes long when I went back
    were progeressivlly worse over the years, worse and worse. Looking back it all started when I got busier at work, fewer GA meetings(went to several a week then none). Looking back thre was this hole, emptiness that was filled by just going to the casino…[Read more]

  • Wayne posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    I am exploring filling the void as well. Over time as I went to fewer meetings and on reflection it was atually the boredom/lonlieness
    that got me to walk back in the casino doors

  • Wayne posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    if you live in BC you can call a few:
    https://bc.211.ca/gambling-support?gclid=CjwKCAjwvfmoBhAwEiwAG2tqzMH5EYgwMqxAC42m_kkRDlMULZqWJiplTFXeNTMGXQV1wABe0VIlEBoCJEAQAvD_BwE

    or one GA now has:
    To speak with someone NOW, call our 24/7 Toll Free Hotline at 1 (855) 222-5542

  • Wayne posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    They call it “Game Break”. Usd to b called “Self Exclusion” which is what it really is. If someone is not a compulsive gambler they can just take their own “break”. I recently did th max, 3 years but would have done longer because I have not gabled for3 years before. BUT the first bet to a compulsive gambler is same as first drink/ drug to…[Read more]