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gambling addiction

  • 25-06-2015 12:57pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2


    I've spent the last few years denying that I ha've a problem , hoping that the one big win would come .It hasn't and I've blown all my savings. I've now amassed quite a bit of debt on credit cards and overdrafts. I've decided that I'm going to stop ,I have to stop before it destroys me and my life . It's the one thing in my life that I can't control. I'm going to tell the girlfriend I've relapsed.I've been hiding it from her this last year .She may walk away I wouldn't blame her but I can't shoulder all this stress on my own . I can't keep hiding the truth . I've a good well paid job but I'm stuck In a rut of gambling every penny I have every month .I've closed down my accounts today and self excluded myself from my local bookies .I've decided that the only big win is my not gambling anymore . I know it won't be easy I've tried before but always relapsed thinking I was back in control . Is there any help groups in the dublin area that I can go to ? how have other problem gamblers gotten away from this evil addiction ?


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,484 ✭✭✭Peintre Celebre


    Fair play to you on taking the first step. Best advice would be go to a gambler's anonymous meeting and take it from there. Best wishes for the future

    http://www.gamblersanonymous.ie/meetings/meetingsListing.php


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,129 ✭✭✭akelly02


    Unless my phone is broke that's a link to a fine looking lady


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,484 ✭✭✭Peintre Celebre


    akelly02 wrote: »
    Unless my phone is broke that's a link to a fine looking lady

    Hahahaha didn't delete the original post quick enough it would seem. An accident :pac::pac::pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,129 ✭✭✭akelly02


    Hahahaha didn't delete the original post quick enough it would seem. An accident :pac::pac::pac:

    At least we know what the missus looks like now!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,909 ✭✭✭3DataModem


    I would advise contacting any online bookmakers you may consider using and advising them of your desire to self exclude.

    You have taken a very brave step to protect yourself. Best of luck.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,504 ✭✭✭ArtyC


    Dunlewy or gamcare . Good luck !


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 stephan5


    Find a local gamers annonimous meeting if you live in a big city (then you can find it). Otherwise it is wise to take the same steps as those who are trying to get over the drug addictions.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32 Fandango2011


    Nomoregambles did u get sorted, seems your stuck in a black hole and need help


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 nomoregambles


    Well I haven't bet since . Going to be a long road before I'm sorted . Clearing debts . Feeling more positive though .thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 32 Fandango2011


    pm me if you need anything, I was stuck in an awful mess back in October 2 years nearly ago, ive turn my life around, debts are there but manageable, its a day at a time for me anyway. best if luck


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