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    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!
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:21 pm

    I’m new to this

    Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:44 pm

    Hi everyone

    I’m new to to this and struggling to find a way to beat this ugly habit
    I can’t go down the pub without spending money on the pokies
    I’ll take money out until I have close to none left or reach my limit
    Makes me feel lonely and ashamed
    Looking forward to interacting and finding ways to beat this beast
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    Senior Member
    Posts: 1838
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: I’m new to this

    Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:33 am

    Hi Jah..and welcome
    Have you thought about not taking your card to the hotel?
    If you go there for a drink..only take enough for that,then the temptation is a bit less.
    Or find somewhere else to go..I don't know where you live but if you go out to eat then I would be looking for a pub that has no pokies..and they do exist
    Good luck
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    BrittV (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 485
    Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

    Re: I’m new to this

    Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:17 pm

    Welcome to the community @Jah, it's great to have you.

    You might find this list our community has started compiling to be helpful at this stage for you. There's lots of ideas there from people who've been where you are now, about what's worked for them.

    Looking forward to hearing about your journey. Take care :)

    BrittV, community mgr
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    Sadly, it's my last week as Community Manager. Wishing everyone all the best!

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