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Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:28 pm
by Abdyent241312
Hope everything will be well and you will recover

Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:49 am
by Printemps
heya @Abdyent241312 , That's really great advice, being able to share what your going through with trusted people around you and getting professional support are so important. no one should ever have to feel like they're going through this alone. Your kind words a really important! :);

Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:53 pm
by ryan1019
Blew 500 on horses today being in lockdown bot much else to do, but frustrating as hell. Television needs to reduce gambling ads

Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:15 pm
by Printemps
hey @ryan1019 I'm sorry to hear you had such a blow. Lock down is a really difficult time, especially when you have so much free time on your hands. I would really recommenced calling Gamblers Help on 1800 858 858, next time you have any urges. The counsellors are great, they are there 24/7 and can also help link you in with other services. Are there any techniques you've found have worked in the past to stop acting on urges?

Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:49 pm
by ryan1019
Yeah may have to ring but work days a so busy usually cant have time during business hours

Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:39 am
by alimanach
Have you talked to a counselor? Or a psychologist? Or at least to a priest?

Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:06 am
by Printemps
heya @ryan1019 I just wanted to check in and see if you've been able to get in touch with a counsellor?

Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:19 pm
by overdue
Hey mate posting here for you because I can relate so closely to your story. There is light at the end of the tunnel , never give up giving up! As a 28yo I was also about 7-9 years denial but back on the right track to recovery now. I still think about gambling but I will always know the end result. If we relapse it will be the start of our destruction. I affirm that to myself everytime I think about punting on sports or the races. Time is slow when you're not gambling but the reason why is because you are living for something!! Tuesday is 6 months for me and my life is improving fast. Stay motivated. Best of luck