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    A place for our whole Gambling Help Online community to connect. Includes special forum events, monthly rundowns and a place to chat with forum friends.
    doug
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    Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:06 pm

    Is this where I join ? I mean in the comment area ?
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    Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:08 pm

    @doug yes it's definitely getting colder!

    What are some things you have been doing to pass the time when you're bored?

    Are there any strategies you'd like to share with us?

    What are some of your hobbies?

    And yes this is where you join in :);
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    doug
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    Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:12 pm

    Hi listen to music to drown out the neighbors dog especially at night, I watch alot of youtube videos on adventure motorcycle and repair. Or rest, sometime I get up and work on a small project.
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    Hello3 [facilitator]
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    Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:13 pm

    I'm also going to tag some members, please feel free to join us for Chatty Tuesday tonight we're live til 10pm AEST.

    How are things going? @pamela @Angelina. @ben @Charlene @Travis2 @helpkitty @kirk @Katrina @Bull @benjamin
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    Hello3 [facilitator]
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    Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:16 pm

    @doug music is a must! :); That's cool youtube videos on adventure motorcycle and repair. Is that a passion of yours? Definitely a good way to pass the time.
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    doug
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    Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:17 pm

    As far as stratagies .. Keep myself mentally occupied with something else besides gambling, it was very hard at first. But I havent gambled in 5 or 6 years. I lost count . I have wanted to at times .. But if I forced myself to thini about something else, or do something. In a few minutes the desire would go away.
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    Hello3 [facilitator]
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    Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:31 pm

    That is such an incredible achievement @doug , great stuff! :);

    Thank you for sharing with us your strategies and how you manage to resist temptation for 5 - 6 years.

    Distracting ourselves is key and finding something to take our mind off it helps.
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    pamela
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    Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:53 pm

    Sorry I was at work..i think I just learnt to deal with my emotions and work out why I ran to poker machines
    I retrained my brain..
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    Hello3 [facilitator]
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    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:03 pm

    Hey folks it's that time of the week again for our Chatty Tuesday we'll be live until 10pm AEST.

    For anyone new, this is where we catch up with you weekly.

    Tell us how you are going, what have you been up to?

    Share with us any challenges you are facing and some of the tools or strategies you are using to overcome urges to gamble.

    We'd love to hear from you :);
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    Hello3 [facilitator]
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    Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:00 pm

    Good evening everyone.

    It's that time of night again where we have our Chatty Tuesday, we'll be live until 10pm AEST.

    Tonight's topic focusses on Gambling and Alcohol.

    Poker machines are almost always located alongside alcohol — for a reason. Gambling and Alcohol counsellors often hear people admit: “I only gamble when I’ve had a couple.”

    Research confirms that problem gambling is more common amongst people whose alcohol use is problematic compared with people who drink more moderately.

    If you're comfortable with sharing your story tonight, we'd love to hear from you. Our forum is a safe and anonymous space.

    Tell us how alcohol has effected you and if it has influenced your decision making when contemplating gambling.

    What has helped you break those habits? What strategies or advice could you give to others who may be struggling with this?

    For more information you can also read our latest blog post here.

    Feel free to comment and let us know how your week is going, everyone is welcome :);

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