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  • I guess this is the 1st step

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    Jojo77
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:35 pm

    I guess this is the 1st step

    Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:43 pm

    Hi everyone.
    I'm new to this.
    Today, I'm admitting out loud (or online), that I have a problem.
    Never knew my life would go down this path..but here I am.
    I started going pokies with a friend, started playing small bets, had no idea how to play machines, only went to hang out. That was 3yrs ago.
    Today, I play pokies on my own after work. My family suspect I have a problem, but I've become really good at hiding it. It's like being a drug addict.
    I'm over this addiction consuming my thoughts and lying to my family.
    Thank you for listening/reading.
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1803
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: I guess this is the 1st step

    Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:29 am

    Hi Jojo77..good on you for coming here and admitting a problem..you have made the first move.
    Perhaps by telling your family , and if you think they already suspect it,It hey might be able to help you and I'm sure they would want to support you.
    Don't be afraid to ask for help and there is plenty out there
    Good luck
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    BrittV (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 485
    Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

    Re: I guess this is the 1st step

    Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:14 pm

    Welcome to the community @Jojo77 and thank you for your post.
    It takes bravery to admit you have a problem. I hope this feels like a positive step for you.

    I hope the wonderful support here is able to help. We're always here to listen/read :)

    BrittV, comm mgr.
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    Sadly, it's my last week as Community Manager. Wishing everyone all the best!

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