Hello fellow compulsive gamblers. Oh how I can relate to so many of the stories. I'd like to believe that I am so unique and different but I'm not. I've been gambling off and on for the last 37 years. I did stop for 10 years but that's all it took was to go into a casino just one evening and now for the last 6 years I've been battling my gambling. I am single and on my own so it has made it much easier to spend endless hours gambling. I have managed to ring up quite a bit of debt and I spend so much energy and time trying to figure out where I'm going to get the money and how I'm going to get the money and where I'm going to move it from. I am so sick and tired of the worry and the physical and mental stress on my body. I have so much to be grateful in my life and it scares me that if I continue with a gambling, things are just going to crumble around me. I have a great support system but so many of my friends don't know the extent of my compulsive gambling. I've done individualGA but I don't know if I'm just so hard-headed or what that I can think I can take care of this on my own. I know that's part of the addiction. So I am here today to be part of this support group and discussion. May it be a gambling free day for me and for you!
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...