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Can’t stop

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:56 pm
by Jessleila
I have always had a weakness with pokies,
I’ve always made sure my bills and living costs are sorted but my spending money always goes to the pokies 😭I work my own hours and have a few hours between kids school that I will pop in and lose what I’ve wasn’t I don’t know how to get out of this horrible cycle...I tend to go through stages I won about 5000 a few months back and thought I’m up so it’s ok but really your never up I wish I could just stop going any ideas? These new machines don’t make it any easier with the balls help...
I was doing so well for a long time then my children’s dad came back into our lives and I think I go and play to numb myself I feel totally useless when I walk out empty handed

Re: Can’t stop

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:43 am
by Mona58
Hi Jesslelia

Welcome to the forums.

You have taken the first major step to recovery. Reading posts helps to know you are not alone and you can find many helpful tips in them.

It is a tough journey But one that is very worthwhile.

All the best on your journey ... STAY strong !


Re: Can’t stop

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:33 am
by BrittV (facilitator)
Welcome to the community @Jessleila!

You might find this thread about our community's strategies for controlling gambling helpful!

How are things going since your post?

Re: Can’t stop

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:39 pm
by Cath63
Hi, I feel the same the more I try to stop the more I feel so alone, I don't have a very supportive partner which doesn't help me with the way I feel so alone. :mad: I have never been on a forum before so hopefully this first step will help.