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March 13, 2018 at 8:52 am #6590
My name is Ken L and I am a moderator at Gamtalk and have been in recovery for just over 15 years.Glad you are reaching out for support. Hope you will visit our chat rooms. We have an online GA Type meeting on Friday afternoons at 4:30pm est you are around. Also if you want to try to ban yourself from online gambling sites check out K9. And if you are interested I send out two daily recovery messages which I believe help us to focus on recovery to start the day. If you want to try them please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add you to the group. And I will also send you a few messages / info that may help you as you go forward in your recovery. Hope to see you in chat
Ken L YBIR
March 13, 2018 at 5:30 am #6586
I hope it gets better. I swear I’m going to stock up on everything next time I hit a good one. Problem is I haven’t won in months. Bout to lose my truck. Lost my girlfriend already. We have to let go what we lost. I want it back so bad. Your losing a bunch in a short amount of time. I know that sickening feeling. Sometimes i imagine that feeling before i get started. It only helps sometimes and I’ll stay home. Give yourself a day to start when you get paid. Very least maybe you will do something positive with some of the money. I wish you the best.
March 12, 2018 at 11:39 pm #6579
Just wanted to reach out somewhere to start out as I am a severe gambling addict and never had/accepted any sort of support in dealing with it in my life. I am 27 years old. Started gambling at about the age of 13. I have gambled almost every single day of my life over the past 10 years. I used to play online poker mostly as well as small sports bets and did well for many years in poker. Fast forward to today, I am very addicted to online slot machines, tables games, online sports betting, poker, etc. I literally have 0 control. Sometimes I think I am in control but I literally cannot manage finances whatsoever. I gamble money until its all gone and then I constantly seek loans (I have about 8 current payday loans today) and payday loans have been a regular in my life for many years. IF I run out of money and have the day off work I wil literally spend the entire day doing whatever I can do get atleast a few hundred dollars and bet it all on sports/slots. If i don’t buy groceries on payday I often spend my entire pay cheques on gambling before getting enough gas and food and often go hungry even though I make good money. I will gamble every single cent every time I get my hands on money. Sometimes I win and stock up on food, gas, etc. But almost always I am completely broke and don’t have any money at all. I am addicted to losing now. I am so used to the feeling of losing it all. Don’t know how many times I have lost over 2 grand pay checks within 30 minutes of receiving them. Family know I have an issue but nobody has any idea how much I gamble. I don’t how to quit I spend every moment alone gambling basically and can’t control the urge, I feel the need to do it ALWAYS. Anyways, I don’t know. I live in a small town, no local gambling counsellors here but know of the local contact who is a few hours away just haven’t had the courage to go through with a phone meeting. Not sure how it would even be possible for me to quit. What strategies do you suggest could help atleast reduce the amount to gamble. I mean I have tried many on myself before such as self exclusions etc but I always break down and find a new website/place to continue gambling and nothing works. I try and take large amounts of cash out of ATM on paydays and hide it at my place but will always just go to 711 and buy large prepaid visas when i lose whatever is left in my account and get the urge to gamble
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