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give self-exclusion a go...it worked for me

What are some strategies when trying to quit or cut down? What works for you?
Mel
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give self-exclusion a go...it worked for me

Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:54 am

Hiya, my name is Mel and I have had a problem with the pokies for over 15 years. I have tried hypnosis, counselling and even antidepressants. I just wanted to say that after years and years of making excuses about why self-exclusion wouldn't work for me...things like “I'm too embarrassed”, “what happens if someone recognises me”... I got desperate enough and have been on the program for 7 months and haven't gambled for all of that time. It has taken out the struggle.
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