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  • Day 1 starts tomorrow

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    Richard6
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    Posts: 109
    Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:35 pm

    Day 1 starts tomorrow

    Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:51 pm

    I have decided that I want to change from now on.
    There is no such thing as fast money.
    You have to earn your money the hard way, nothing comes easy....

    The problem is I have made promises to myself that I would not gamble but have always broken them as the lure the gamble gets so strong..

    I've tried so hard to stop the damage.
    I have tried the following which is has helped with my recovery journey.

    1. Inpatient / outpatient hospital treatment
    2. Psychologist / Psychotherapy and gambling counseling
    3. Hypnotherapy
    4. Personal training sessions at the gym

    All of these have helped and I have made a lot of progress. I just feel that I am going back to my old ways. So it is good to notice that I have slipped and now getting back with my recovery program.
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    AnnaB (facilitator)
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    Posts: 363
    Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:15 pm

    Re: Day 1 starts tomorrow

    Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:52 pm

    Hi Richard6, couldn't agree with you more, it is good to notice a slip, reflect and move on. Not always easy to do. Can I ask, if you comfortable to respond... what does "getting back to my recovery program" means for you?

    good to see you here
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    Richard6
    Senior Member
    Posts: 109
    Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:35 pm

    Re: Day 1 starts tomorrow

    Fri May 01, 2015 9:36 am

    My recovery program includes doing the following.

    - Going to the gym at least 3 - 4 times a week
    - Relaxation music
    - Continued sessions with psychotherapist
    - Smart recovery group

    I've noticed a slip now time to get back to recovery...
    It is hard to give up gambling as I had loved it but hated the trauma associated with it.
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    jahmun
    Junior Member
    Posts: 13
    Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:40 pm

    Re: Day 1 starts tomorrow

    Fri May 01, 2015 8:31 pm

    Really identify with Loving gambling but hating the trauma that follows.
    Best of luck mate!
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    AnnaB (facilitator)
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    Posts: 363
    Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:15 pm

    Re: Day 1 starts tomorrow

    Sun May 03, 2015 5:41 pm

    Sounds good Richard6 - stay in touch and let us know how it goes and if you felt comfortable what is working well at the mo...always good to hear what works :D ..and what doesn't too sometimes ;)
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