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    yej412
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:10 am

    Everything gone, and only I know

    Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:14 am

    Hi all,

    I have been a problem gambler for a few years and recently it has gotten much much worse as I make around $700 a week. I had a nice savings account going which today I have completely drained. I'm too scared to tell any of my friends or family about my problem and I wish for external help. My friends and family think I'm doing extremely well with money as I don't generally spend it much in their eyes (i do all on gambling)

    I would love some tips on what I should do, I've tried stopping in the past and at this stage its exhausting.

    Regards,
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1676
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: Everything gone, and only I know

    Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:47 am

    Hello and welcome..maybe it's time to tell your family or one member of your family even and enlist their help.Sure it will be hard but they will more than likely appreciate your honesty and be willing to help.Keeping this secret can be more damaging than the actual gambling.If you can't approach your family..perhaps seek professional advice..good luck
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    tennisstar (facilitator)
    Junior Member
    Posts: 24
    Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:19 am

    Re: Everything gone, and only I know

    Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:31 pm

    Hello @yej412 ,

    tennisstar here, one of the forum moderators.
    Thank-you for reaching out. I think seeking professional help might be something really useful for you.
    You can call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858, we're a 24/7 problem gambling counselling service and we're happy to chat with you any time.
    There are also free face-to-face problem gambling counsellors you can connect with, and the Gambling Helpline can put a referral in for you to help organise this.
    What have you tried already to help you stop?

    Cheers,
    tennisstar
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