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    Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:08 pm

    Please help.

    Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:19 pm

    Hi everyone out there. I needed to speak to someone, i basically need help with my gambling addiction. In three years i've managed to lose all my money but i've also destroyed my marriage and have now put my daughters future at risk. I want to break this addiction but for some reason i just keep getting drawn into this idea that if i go back i will win all my money back and everything will be ok. Right now i am 3 months behind on my rent, my car payment, etc. My account is in the negative and that's the only reason why i am not still at the casino. I have a good job but i just keep gambling. i know if i were to save my money that i make, my hard earned money i would be so much happier and better off. but instead the minute i get paid i am at the casino. and it seems like nothing matters other than trying to get the next win off the machines. it's such a sad and depressing life and feeling. I feel like i can't speak to anyone because their answer to everything is just stop just way you started. HOW?? why cant i just stop.

    I'm 30 years old. I have 2 young daughters and it seems like i am a horrible mother because all i think about is gambling. I just wish i could turn back the hands of time and never set foot in that casino. The first time i went there i was 27. before that i was responsible with my money. i was frugle!! i paid all my bills on time. My credit score was in the 700s. I went there just one night and i got hooked because i won about 5000$ and i thought if i kept going i would be rich!! What foolish thinking. I am poor and lost and have no one to turn to. I've become a liar, a theif and a horrible person. WHY do i this to myself.

    I just need help to stop.
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    Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:48 pm

    RE: Please help.

    Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:52 pm

    Hey there Rose, and welcome to the moderated forums. I gotta say that the story you've had the courage to write is such a familiar one: having a massive win early on that sets up expectations of continued wins; returning again and again to experience again that initial rush; and most of all chasing your loses. I'm sure there are heaps of people out there who can also empathise with your story too.

    The sense of desperation is palpable and I can really hear your call for help. Wondering what options you've considered so far, and also wondering what others think? Just letting you know too that I've PM'ed you with some referrals to gambling help services.
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    RE: Please help.

    Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:16 pm

    Hi Rose.
    I can relate!!! the first time I went I won. not as much as what you won but it was still significant for me as I was a Uni student at the time... Its kinda crude but when my twin cousins turned 18 recently the first thing they asked was for me to take them to the casino. So I did... The crude part is that I was hoping they would lose their money so they would never want to come back. Well they did...
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