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  • New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    For people making and maintaining change in their gambling. Connect, ask questions, offer advice, and share your story in here. If you are new to the site drop in and say hello!
    Pikachu
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    Posts: 332
    Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:48 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:01 am

    Good morning everyone, how has your weekend been? :);

    Welcome @Chelseas for joining the community here with us. You can share your concerns here and get the support you might need. All the members are here to support each other through this recovery journey. Let us know by tagging myself or @Printemps if you have any questions. :o
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    Rosenbop
    Junior Member
    Posts: 5
    Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:48 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:08 pm

    Hi there @Kevcollingwood thank you for your reply. I love getting out walking and have been doing that today which has been nice. Just keep trying to block out the voice in my head. One day at a time indeed.
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    Pikachu
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    Posts: 332
    Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:48 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:32 am

    Good morning all, how was your weekend? :o

    Warm welcome to @Pandy, @Maine & @User 63cda26dbd22e for joining this community with us. This is the space for you to safely share your story that you don't feel comfortable share in anywhere else. There is no judgement, or shame. Everyone is here to get support and also support each other. Let us know if there is anything we can help you with. You can tag us in your post, myself or @Printemps. :)
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    Pikachu
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    Posts: 332
    Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:48 pm

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:17 pm

    Good afternoon everyone.
    Let's welcome @kathha, @Forthebetter & @Kiz for joining us in the forums. This is an anonymous and judgement-free space for you to share your concerns and stories. Let us know if you have any questions or need some information around recovery. Just @ myself or @Printemps, we are here to help.

    I'm here every Tuesday for Chatty Tuesday if anyone wants to have a chat~
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    User 63d30497a7888
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2023 10:06 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Fri Jan 27, 2023 10:17 am

    I have been gambling on pokies for 10 years now...... it started with grief and now i do it because i dont do anything else..... i have lost significant money gambling and thinking on it such a dissappintment.... i dont have friends and i am an introvert so now gambling is literally the only activity i do outside of work..... if i sort myself out it will take me 2 years to get out of the debt ive gotten myself into..... i dont lose all of my money i always pay my bills and live, but i throw away every spare cent...... i dont feel likw gambling today but thats because i lost significantly yesterday $3700.... i dont feel great about it.... i dont want this to continue to be my entire life.....estimating i beloeve i jave thrown away over $300,000
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    Printemps
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    Posts: 977
    Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Sat Jan 28, 2023 11:40 am

    @User 63d30497a7888 welcome and thank you for being so open and sharing your story. I can hear the frustration and anger in your post. It sounds like things have been difficult for a while, but yesterday really shook you. Is this the first time you've reached out for support or tried to stop the gambling? I'm asking as it cans sometimes to be difficult to know where to start, so I wanted to see what plans or strategies you have in mind to help you manage everything at the moment?


    Let us know how you're travelling
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    Printemps
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    Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Sat Jan 28, 2023 11:45 am

    Good morning and welcome to our new members @Koko1226 @Raptor10 @ASL2 @Sadiej19 @Joanne0011 @Nifty1 This is a community space for connection, support, and advice! Have a read through people's journies and when you feel ready you can start your own thread!

    If you have any questions feel free to tag myself or @Pikachu
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    terryhappy
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    Posts: 6
    Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:58 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Sun Jan 29, 2023 7:45 am

    @User 63d30497a7888 welcome and thank you for your sharing.I have been in recovery 30 plus years since 6/5/1989. Life gets better when you choose not to gamble you sound like you may wish to change? Happy to share my thoughts and experience if that may help? My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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    terryhappy
    Junior Member
    Posts: 6
    Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:58 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:11 am

    @Tilda how has your first week gone since your honest and open post. There is hope one day at a time. My thoughts are with you on your journey. Be proud of yourself for being able to make the first step to reach out.
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    terryhappy
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    Posts: 6
    Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:58 am

    Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

    Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:29 am

    heya @Bianca.Bee I hope you were able to reach out and get some help? Pokies are not your friend. All the best on your journey.
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