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Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:51 am
by Calvin (facilitator)
Hi there @Corey47

Good on you for reaching out to us all and sharing your experience.
I hope you find the forums helpful, it’s a great place to receive helpful tips and advice from fellow members with their own personal experiences.
Gambling can have quite a damaging effect on many people and it’s important to work towards breaking the cycle. What main urges do you experience that encourage the gambling? Is there a particular time of the day\week where you feel most triggered?
Think about different things you could do to help defuse some of those urges as well.

Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:47 pm
by kiwi5688
Hi,

New member here, have tried to quit multiple times by myself with no luck. But have a new daughter so cannot afford to stay on the same path I was on.

Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:14 pm
by Safari
Hi @kiwi5688,

Welcome to the forum, sorry to hear you've been struggling with your gambling. It's great that you're reaching out for support now!
It sounds like you really care for your daughter. What do you think has been the biggest obstacle for you to stop?

Hi I’m Sammy and I’m a gambling addict

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:24 pm
by User 5fe935b066fb4
I have been gambling for the best part of 2 decades and would have lost 1000s. The final straw was losing an $800 multi by one point yesterday and it was traumatic as I needed the money. The depression is real... I only think about gambling when I’m drinking, I will not touch a pokie machine sober so I’m wondering whether the alcohol has to go also? It’s nice to meet you all, I don’t want to be in this rut anymore.

Re: New here? Change makers introduce yourself here!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:58 pm
by TheTeam
Hi @5fe935b066fb4,

First of all, welcome to the forum. We’re happy that you’ve reached out, and we hope you can find some useful information on here, as well as the support from others with similar experiences to yours.

We’re really sorry to hear you’re feeling depressed due to yesterday’s traumatic experience, as well as the financial distress you’re going through.

Seems like you’ve already identified drinking as a trigger. Is quitting alcohol something feasible for you to do?

You can also contact our counsellors over the phone if you want further support. It’s a free Financial Counselling Hotline which operates from 9:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday - 1800 858 858

We’re here for you.
The Team