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(also known as Stay Away, Avoid, Self-exclusion)
Distancing is the appropriate selection of distance between oneself and a combatant throughout an encounter. As a treatment, it involves staying away or avoiding those objects which may cause harm. more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 68% (815 Members) find Distancing helpful

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It works, but the urges are still very strong some days.
staying away and avoiding
im blowing 30 pounds a day on poker and only ever get up 10 or 20 pounds . then I get angry when I lose it all . its pointless. I have enough money and don't need to gamble . I have been doing this for the past 10 years but have never really tried to stop
Short term, but in the long term went back.
I definitely avoid all casinos and gambling websites!!!
I'm on day 2 of recovery. I have cut off all ties to sports gambling and have a close friend monitoring my bank account so that I can't access cash to gamble further.
worked for a while
My husband has been doing this. It works great until it doesn't and he goes back to the casino.
I do not gamble in casinos, just pubs with VLTs. Self banning myself is not an option because there are endless places in my town that have VLTs. I am choosing to avoid and stay away.
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  1. Discussion: How to stay away
    I was afraid of my sons father (my 1st ex abuser) and he was physical, tried to strangle me, stalked me, and threatened me if I ever left. I did not e... [More]
  2. Discussion: How to stay away
    I am not sure I have always handled that well. I know that fear-I was afraid of my abuser and still am. I have finally gotten to the point just now ... [More]
  3. Discussion: How to stay away
    radrm's response is right on. Your #1-only you can say whether losing the of sentimental value will be more painful to you than the pain you can op... [More]
  4. Discussion: Trying to stay away
    Proud of your courage. I am in a similar place but can't take that step. Hugs to you. Don't give up on your self. [More]
  5. Discussion: Trying to stay away
    I say that you are missing a super important point - that staying away from him is NOT controlling your self. You said = "He often triggered m... [More]