There I was cruising through my late 20s not a care in the world. I took the opportunity to become a traveler in the healthcare industry. My first assignment landed me minutes away from a huge casino in Cali.
I had gambled before in Las Vegas, but I was more interested in being with my friends and keeping my money more so than the gambling. While on my first travel assignment, I even had a trip to Reno with a friend, lost a small amount, but didn’t think too much of it. I lived within minutes of this huge casino (the Cali one) for 7 months before ever stepping foot inside. Not sure what the answer is on why I got so hooked, but when it got me, it got me good.
Fast forward three years later and I’m stuck in the same endless cycle that started in that first casino. I have moved home to a state with no casinos, but unfortunately one is still only two hours away.
The absolute worse thing about gambling is how it sucked the life out of me. I’m not the same person I was three years ago. All the normal excitement of life has disappeared. Nothing excites me except a trip to you no where. The depression episodes are rough. I’m seeking a psychiatrist to try and get my life back. Anyone out there seek psychiatric help post gambling addiction? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
hi everyone Time has been flying by for me, in good ways. Yes, I’m staying busy, but more importantly than that I’m experiencing a sense of well-being. I know for sure I’m not being as hard on myself as I was when I gambled, that has been one of the best changes in my life.
Today I finally took a step onto my journey of recovery after 12 years of gambling. I knew I had a problem the last 6 years or so but I finally have had enough and I came here for some support and I called GA to get info on meetings (I’ve never gone before) and I set up an appointment with a councelor. I’m in huge debt my husband doesn’t know about. If I tell him I’m afraid of divorce...