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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, 67% (748 Members) find Distancing helpful

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i couldn't pass the darn place or avoid passing it until i hit rock bottom, now i hardly drive by it and when i do, i don't think of it usually and when i do, i feel good for driving by.
Banned myself from all poker clubs and betting venues in my city, removed anyone from my life or contacts who had anything to do with gambling.
Sometimes works, it's still a struggle, I still fall.
It worked before but I am starting over. I think reading and sharing thoughts here will help me ten fold:)
Just began my road to removing this habit.
Still trying
I was able to stay away from gambling for about 9 months after I had my 2nd child and was home with him full time. As soon as I felt the "itch" to go back to work part time, and had a babysitter, I was right back at it.
I not tempted as long as I stay away.
Yes, once I get some support behind me, I can stay away from casinos. Grateful that online gambling is illegal in the USA :)
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  1. Discussion: Self-Exclusion
    I did IT and if I could do it at all casinos, states vary and casino ownership also comes into play, I would be the first in line !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... [More]
  2. Discussion: Self-Exclusion
    I just self-excluded in PA on Sunday. I had done it once before and it works for me. PA is pretty strict, though. I read articles all the time of p... [More]
  3. Discussion: Self-Exclusion
    What are your thoughts about self-exclusion? I am considering self excluding myself in PA, and I was wondering if you feel that it really helps. [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]