So, apparently as open as I am about my previous gambling problems and current status as a gambler in recovery some people I have known in the past 30 years still hadn't heard that I quit gambling. I have lived in the same smallish town for most of my life with a few 3/4 year absences. Yesterday, in the grocery store, an acquaintance suggests that she and I and another friend whom I went to see total eclipse last summer, should take a "free bus" to a nearby town where the terminus is the Indian Casino there.
I did not realize what she was talking about to begin with, why would we want to go there, I asked.
You, know, she says, catch an act, stay at the casino, gamble.
"Oh, oh", I say, "My last bet was Nov 8, 2014"
Oh she says, you have a problem?
No, not really, I did have one, it does not bother me now, because I don't do it.
It was much easier to turn down than I had thought it was going to be. But every part of me rejected the idea, without much thought. Proud of me. (My inner gambler seems to be getting smaller.)
Hum not so sure I like the new format...but....guess the advertisments are needed....anyway I am glad for the opportunity to share my recovery with so many of you. It always give me a warm feeling to see someone post about their starting down the no gambling path. It is well worth the effort to get your life back... When I first decided to quit gambling all that I saw was a very large mountain...
So, I'm sure I'm going to get a lot of pushback about this but here goes. I am a compulsive slot gambler. I am not an overall compulsive gambler. I don't have a problem with control with fantasy sports or poker or whatever. It's just slots. Those other things don't lead me to slots. For me, they are completely different worlds, different motivations, different feelings, different outcomes. Those...