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    Zaromerkand
    Junior Member
    Posts: 2
    Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:37 pm

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    Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:02 am

    Hi everyone

    I has been clean from online betting for a good 3 months now. Suddenly the urge is back and i start betting again. Gambling all my hard earn money and max out on my credit card. I thought i could chase the loss but it getting me even deeper into debt. Feel hopeless and depressed. Self exclude myself from all the betting website but i still sign up for a different one. I stop now because i dont have any left. Afraid for the next pay what im gonna do with my money. I need to restrain myself. I need to do something
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    Calvin (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 359
    Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:01 pm

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    Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:15 am

    Good morning @Zaromerkand

    I'm Calvin, one of the facilitators here on the forums. Good on you for reaching out.

    I can understand that online gambling can feel difficult to escape from because of how accessible it is.

    What are the urges that have lead you to gamble ?

    Its good that you have acknowledged that chasing losses leads to further losses.

    At this point in time its important to come to a level of acceptance of the money that has been spent. This can be quite difficult and stressful to do so.

    A good suggestion would be to engage with other activities/hobbies that you enjoy.

    Remember you have the Power of Choice to choose how to react or respond to urges.

    Good on you for reaching out !
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