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    Re: can I see the light

    Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:55 am

    Hi SLM..
    When I decided to stop gambling I went cold Turkey..
    My "light bulb moment happened one particularly bad night ,driving home from work after losing all my pay,again,and without thinking or stopping I turned a corner and almost clipped the wheels of a cyclist..
    I knew then that I had to do something because I was consumed with guilt.
    When I got home I rang the Gambling Help line and they were really supportive,the next morning I made an appointment to see a counsellor and I have not gambled since that night.
    Was it tough?
    Of course,but I couldn't go on like that any longer,I was consumed by thoughts of gambling..
    I had to rethink..and retrain my brain
    Every morning I would tell myself
    "I won't gamble today"
    I changed the route I drove too and from work so I didn't drive past my favourite venues..
    I did the 100 day challenge on here..
    Now,it's nearly 6 years since I stopped and life (apart from my recent loss)couldn't be better
    I am unencumbered by the chains of gambling
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