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 got into sports betting 7 months back. September 2017 it was. I started with $2000 which I turned to 23,000 in couple of months. I was betting online at home, at work, in bathroom, while driving, while on holidays, while at the beach, while taking my dogs for a walk. Before I went to bed after I woke up. I also lost but somehow principal amount of $2000 was never lost so I was happy.Christmas...
A few days ago I had one of those days where the urge was overwhelming to gamble & I succumbed to the feelings. It was absolutely awful. I am sad and disappointed in what happened. Fortunately it was before pay day & I had cancelled my check cashing account at the casinos & I don't have an ATM card so I couldn't get any more money than what I had in my wallet. I played, I won & played until I...