Yes, I'm a Newbie to this website, but unfortunatly not a Newbie to gambling. My Profile pretty much paints the picture for anyone who may be interested. It's Sunday night and I managed Not to make the quick 30 minute trek to the Casinos this weekend. Although, the desire to go haunted me much of the time. This is how twisted you're thinking can become when dealing with the mental pull of gambling. Earlier today, I found myself searching the Internet for sites on shooting Craps. They all offer an array of methods on how to increase your chances of winning, dice control, etc. Ironically, after reading many of these topics, I wasn't inticed to go gambling, in fact it had an opposite affect. I realized none of these tips will work for me, because even when I win, I ultimatley loose. So, I turned my computer off and took a nap, a great escape when having the gambling urge. Later, I Goggled "Success stories in overcoming gambling addiction" and eventually found my way to DailyStrength. I have no idea if I meet the criteria of a compulsive gambler & I really don't think it matters that much. I feel it's a problem for me and one I want to be rid of. I have obstained from gambling before, once for 6 mos, the other for 4 mos. Then in Dec. of this past year, after a 4 month abscence from the Casinos, I went back. For the next month and a half, I won thousands of dollars, only to ultimately "give it all back" and acquire more credit card debt to keep up the pace. It's a futile effort and I have known so for quite a long time. I am sick of the physical, emotional, mental & financial toll this repeated behavior has taken on me. I'm hoping and praying I can soon look back at this day as the pivotal moment I took real steps to STOP gambling. Thanks for reading.
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