If I remember correctly there was about 570 members in our group when I joined now about 620. There are some members who are longtime gambling free but a lot of the few days to a few months...got to thinking about that and realized that when you first start out on this journey of stopping gambling that we need a lot of support and hand holding...Not that that is bad because without support it is beyond tough to walk this road. I am thankful for everyone who has held my hand and gave me support when I needed it most...still do...To all who post and share a big thank you...If you need a helping hand, hold it out by sharing your story and almost assuredly someone or many someone's will be there for you. Usually a gambling addiction is a lonely road and the further you walk that road the more self centered you become until it is just the bet and you...But when you realize how terrible that lonely path has become and choose to try to pull yourself out of the muck...we almost always need help, usually we find the only people who understand where we are and how to get out, are those who have also walked the lonely road and been helped themselves....So all that being said If you have succeded in beating this cruel addiction, don't leave us behind who are just getting our feet under us...We need and are thankful for all the insights you can share...REMEMBER when....Ain't going to gamble today and It is just one day at a time
well, I banned myself from the online gambling site that was taking over my life. It feels so freeing!!! I am not a slave to chasing the next “big win” after so many big losses and than losing it all again. Here’s to a gambling free life
I wish I could say I am feeling better but I don't. I in general am not having urges to gamble anymore, but I am so depressed and unhappy and sad. I wake up and the negative self talk starts before I am even out of bed. I am not doing all the things I should be doing because I am too depressed to do anything. I feel like I can't go on another day and that is never going to get better. ...