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    dragon007 (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 174
    Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:07 am

    Re: Need help to stop

    Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:48 am

    King45

    Well done, keep going!
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    King45
    Junior Member
    Posts: 15
    Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:13 pm

    Re: Need help to stop

    Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:30 pm


    DAY 5
    No gambling feeling good
    It’s amazing feeling freedom from hell I know it’s too early but I stopped lie about gambling no more secrets to hide
    Money problems yes still exist but at least not getting worse
    Depression still very bad
    I will keep updating everything here so please read and say even a word will help me keep fighting
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    Calvin (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 307
    Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:01 pm

    Re: Need help to stop

    Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:49 am

    Hi @King45 ,

    It can such a difficult time tackling a gambling issue.

    As @How the F did I get here said, gambling counselling can be really helpful at this time and also cutting your access from money.

    Self-exclusion is another option you could look at. Figuring out your urges and trigger times and finding other activities that you enjoy to substitute gambling.
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    How the F did I get here
    Senior Member
    Posts: 248
    Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm

    Re: Need help to stop

    Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:02 am

    Well done!! Keep pushing!
    Like you say money problems still exist but the AREN'T getting WORSE! They can only get better over time with no gambling.
    You can do it!
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    King45
    Junior Member
    Posts: 15
    Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:13 pm

    Re: Need help to stop

    Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:18 am

    Very sad after 6 days I back to gambling 4 days in the raw lost 600

    I don’t know what to do how I start again I get down again 😢😢😢😢😢
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    onemorechance
    Junior Member
    Posts: 14
    Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:12 am

    Re: Need help to stop

    Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:21 pm

    King45 wrote:
    Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:18 am
    Very sad after 6 days I back to gambling 4 days in the raw lost 600

    I don’t know what to do how I start again I get down again 😢😢😢😢😢
    I am sorry to hear that you have had a relapse King45.
    I know what it's like to feel like you can't shake the addiction off. I felt that way 16 months ago, now I am free from this horrible addiction and live a happy life.
    As hard as it is to pick yourself up and start again, please believe, you can do it! There is a light at the end of the tunnel for you.
    Here if you need to chat mate
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    King45
    Junior Member
    Posts: 15
    Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:13 pm

    Re: Need help to stop

    Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:47 pm

    onemorechance wrote:
    Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:21 pm
    King45 wrote:
    Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:18 am
    Very sad after 6 days I back to gambling 4 days in the raw lost 600

    I don’t know what to do how I start again I get down again 😢😢😢😢😢
    I am sorry to hear that you have had a relapse King45.
    I know what it's like to feel like you can't shake the addiction off. I felt that way 16 months ago, now I am free from this horrible addiction and live a happy life.
    As hard as it is to pick yourself up and start again, please believe, you can do it! There is a light at the end of the tunnel for you.
    Here if you need to chat mate
    Yes and yes I need to chat
    I feel bad urge killing me I again back there I don’t know what happened after I been ok things getting bad urge like a monster it turn me wild there I keep losing please call me I pm my number
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    How the F did I get here
    Senior Member
    Posts: 248
    Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm

    Re: Need help to stop

    Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:07 pm

    Sorry to hear King, you were doing great!
    Tomorrow is another day, and another chance to start again!!!
    You can do it, use the determination you were using! Go for it!! You can 🙂
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    Keeton
    Senior Member
    Posts: 154
    Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:19 pm

    Re: Need help to stop

    Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:58 pm

    Hi King45,

    It can be tough to recover from a relapse but remember that every time you do, you get stronger. Try and put up some barriers for your gambling such as some mentioned earlier in the post.
    You also said that you are seeing the big wins on YouTube. I personally went through my browsing history and deleted all the past videos and searches. I found this was good because it took away the constant bombarding of the videos and allowed me to enjoy it without having the videos come up
    I also highly recommend self- exclusion as I found this helped me immensely.
    Keep fighting the fight.
    stay strong buddy.
    Keep busy. maybe volunteer, exercise, walk the dog, take up a hobby such as colouring or drawing, or even meet someone for a coffee and chat.
    I myself have been trying to quit for a few years but I can tell you that life is amazing when gambling reduces down.
    Yes you may have a rough time now but believe in yourself because I believe in you. you can do it.
    All the best in the quest for your stress and joyful life

    We're here for you.
    Keeton
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    King45
    Junior Member
    Posts: 15
    Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:13 pm

    Re: Need help to stop

    Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:46 am


    Thank you for the people who send quick support and message after my relapse of quitting gambling
    It did help me to start again so I wake up this morning decided to start again

    So day 1 again fighting for my freedom your message and support it’s really work for me guys I need your message your support it’s hard to fight the urge but I will fight for myself for my family it’s not easy but I will start again until I be free

    Thanks again for everyone send support message after my relapse
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