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    doug
    Senior Member
    Posts: 380
    Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:51 pm

    Hang in there.

    Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:57 pm

    Im going on over 7 years without gambling..
    Although I gamble in my dreams at times...
    I dont consider myself cured.
    But progress is possible,
    Hang in there.
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    JinxyWolf
    Senior Member
    Posts: 371
    Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:51 pm

    Re: Hang in there.

    Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:52 pm

    Hi @doug

    Seven years is an excellent effort congrats :cool:

    I don't think that there is a "cure" for gambling addiction, it's something us as addicts with have to manage for the rest of our lives.
    I know myself even after 4 years away from gambling that there is risk in letting my guard down when it comes to gambling. But I also know that unlike when I first quit gambling rarely crosses my mind anymore. Sure thoughts flicker in my brain occasionally but they are not accompanied by the need to gamble.

    So we fight on. Because the rewards are well worth it :D

    JinxyWolf
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1945
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: Hang in there.

    Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:58 am

    I agree with Jinxy..sometimes I feel like life would be easy again to just be lost by anonymity in a pokies venue,but I know in reality how harmful that is.
    The thought come,I accept it,acknowledge it,then forget it.
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1945
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: Hang in there.

    Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:59 am

    I agree with Jinxy..sometimes I feel like life would be easy again to just be lost by anonymity in a pokies venue,but I know in reality how harmful that is.
    The thought come,I accept it,acknowledge it,then forget it.
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