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  • 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

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    Abdyent241312
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    Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:13 pm

    Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

    Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:28 pm

    Hope everything will be well and you will recover
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    Printemps
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    Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 am

    Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

    Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:49 am

    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! :);
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    ryan1019
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    Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:43 pm

    Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

    Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:53 pm

    Blew 500 on horses today being in lockdown bot much else to do, but frustrating as hell. Television needs to reduce gambling ads
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    Printemps
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    Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

    Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:15 pm

    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?
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    ryan1019
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    Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:43 pm

    Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

    Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:49 pm

    Yeah may have to ring but work days a so busy usually cant have time during business hours
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    alimanach
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    Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:39 am

    Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

    Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:39 am

    Have you talked to a counselor? Or a psychologist? Or at least to a priest?
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    Printemps
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    Posts: 383
    Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 am

    Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

    Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:06 am

    heya @ryan1019 I just wanted to check in and see if you've been able to get in touch with a counsellor?
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    overdue
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    Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:41 pm

    Re: 25 Years old and have a horrible gambling problem

    Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:19 pm

    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
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