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.
I have been trying to get on a good streak of recovery for a while. Years. Done 40 days without shoplifting. I drink too much some weeks too. I might hit 30 units a week.My psychiatrst/Doctor have given me two pieces of advice.One tell my wife Im still shopliftingTwo-give up the boozeI have diasgreed with both pieces for various reasons. If I told my wife -she would lie awake at night. I dont...
Tag, I’m it! My turn to post. I’m so grateful to have recovery in my life. Wow, that sounds kinda preachy, but please don’t take it that way. Yes, it’s spiritual, in that it’s been a self awakening for me. My tired heart opened up one day at a time and is still delighting me today, she always knew I could change if I really wanted to. And I want to. I find myself talking about...