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  • New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    For people making and maintaining change in their gambling. Connect, ask questions, offer advice, and share your story in here. If you are new to the site drop in and say hello!
    Pikachu
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    Posts: 323
    Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:48 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Tue Nov 22, 2022 2:36 pm

    Good afternoon all~ Summer is almost here. How are we travelling?
    Welcome our newest members @DwightQuipt, @Help1405, @freidawu2, @Starling, @Aimbot, @CecilFah, @Rb1111, @nicholls

    This space is a place for you to share your story and get some support for your peers. There is no judgement in here. So feel free to share a little bit about you, just remember to it anonymous~ :o

    Also, don't forget we have the Chatty Tuesday today with me. So if you are online at the time, feel free to come chat with me or your peers online~
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    Pikachu
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    Posts: 323
    Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:48 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:39 pm

    Good afternoon,

    Let's welcome today's new members, @VanTuongphan, @Moneyalwaysgone, @R32quit, @edany for joining this community. You are welcome to share your story or strugles, just make sure they are anonumous. If you have any questions, just tag myself or @Printemps in your post, we will try our best to help. :);
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    Printemps
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    Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:51 am

    Good morning and welcome to our new members @nickers @Bossyladymumma @turtleturtle @lumpysflowers486 @Murkrow @kaitlinyr2 @Wallawallabingbang @Maggie67 @edgarrg60 @Kimba99 @Ebaneefrancid

    The Gambling Help Online forums are a space for you to connect with others and find support and advice. feel free to introduce yourself in this thread (keeping it anonymous!), your goals, and what you're looking for today!

    You might find it useful to check out the 100 Day Challenge threads to see how others are approaching their journeys, or the Success Stories for some inspiration :o
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    Lukejc007
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:33 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:36 pm

    Been addicted to the Rex Hunt since I was a kid. Trying to stop because it's really effecting my life. I don't know how to and to be honest I'm not sure i can.
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    Pikachu
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    Posts: 323
    Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:48 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:49 am

    Hi @Lukejc007,
    Welcome to the forums, thank you for sharing!
    Starting the journey can feel a bit lost and overwhelm. One way to get some guidance is to give the National Gambling Helpline a call. The number is 1800 858 858. You will be talking to a gambling counsellor who can give you some information about available services and support out there around you.
    It's okay to feel scare and have doubt on how and where to start, in fact, many people are as well. that's why we are here and many other members went through this as well, so we are all here to help. Just let us know~ You can @ myself or @Printemps on your post if you have any questions for us.
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    Pikachu
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    Posts: 323
    Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:48 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:55 am

    Good morning all, it's almost holiday season, are we ready to face whatever that might come?

    Big welcome to those who joined us, @tashagarrawurra, @Ernie1959, @Ben89, @jewelpd3, @charlesbt3, @charlesbt3, @Hasitgotme, @janettela69, @Brian93 .

    If you are looking for some resources or have any questions, feel free to @ myself or @Printemps in your post and we will get back to you~ :); Looking forward to hearing from you when you are ready!
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    Printemps
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    Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:20 am

    Good morning everyone! I hope it's nice and sunny where you all are.

    I wanted to take this time to welcome new members @Downthedrain66 @User 582c25ab05389 @genevawu3 @keishapi2 @brandonfa69, @User 6385613296682, @Lai laithang

    If you need any support or just looking for a check in, feel free to tag myself or @Pikachu using the @ symbol.
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    Pikachu
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    Posts: 323
    Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:48 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:10 pm

    Good afternoon everyone. How has your week been so far?

    Welcome @kimellis, @Nkaier, @Hrushevs for joining this community. You are welcome to share your gambling struggles here with other peers. This is the place for you to get some support and build connection. Don't hesitate to tag myself or @Printemps in your post if you have any questions.
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    Lara Omaz
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:45 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:52 am

    Hi there, I’m 30 and this is my first post/attempt at getting help. I’ve had a gambling addiction since I was 20 years old. I’ve lost hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years in pokie machines. And my addiction is mostly secret from my husband other than the odd time I’ve had to come forward saying I’ve gambled as an obvious amount of money has been spent. I’m pregnant with my first baby at the moment yet still am struggling. I don’t know how to stop or where to start. I carry so much shame and guilt that often drives me to gamble more. I just want to be normal.
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    Safari
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    Posts: 51
    Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:26 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:49 pm

    Hi @Lara Omaz

    Welcome! I'm currently moderating the forum :)

    Reaching out for the first time is tough, but I'm glad you've found this space as a first step.
    I'm sorry to hear you've been dealing with this gambling issue on your own all this time, and now with a little one on the way. That must be really lonely!
    What do you think fuels your gambling?
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