Can t stop gambling help
The fact is, gambling addicts cannot "just stop" any more than an alcoholic or drug addict can stop using their drug of choice. Gambling addiction causes changes in the gambler's brain in ways that require treatment and recovery to arrest the addiction. The first step for people with gambling problems is to give up on their losses and their hope of a big win. Then they can begin to regain control over their gambling and their lives. Self-Help for . Get confidential help and support If you have questions or concerns about your own gambling or about that of a friend or family member, the best place to start is the National Gambling Helpline on Freephone or visit the National Gambling Treatment Service to find out more.
I can't stop! Help me - please!
They will lie and steal from those close to them - family, friends, husbands, wives, parents and children. Lots of us end up going back to gambling repeatadly but perstance does pay off. The ready availability of gambling has made it possible for gambling addiction to run rampant. Recreational gamblers generally stick to a time and money budget. What to do first, well if I were you I would make myself safe from gambling right now. With the support of your husband and the support of the people on here you can kick this habit. You mentioned you were going to go to a GA meeting tomorrow.
I can't stop.
I just don't know what to do. I have a nice wife and a new beautiful baby. I keep gambling and have all types of problems. What do I do first? Coming here Scott is the first thing, looking for help. You will find heaps of help here, try the groups, talk to one on one advisors, look at timetable on home page to right..
Give your wife control of finances. Get to GA, keep coming here and reading and posting. You have begun Scott just by seeking. Scott welcome along. What to do first, well if I were you I would make myself safe from gambling right now.
Exclude from venues or websites where you gamble, if you gamble online there is some great gambling blocking software available I use K9 its free and works well, and if its only gambling you want blocked thats all it will block, of course there are other filtering programmes on the market.
Does your wife know about your gambling? If not I think it would be wise to tell her, the consequences for you and your wife will be far greater if she discovers by some other means, ie realising that the bank account isn't right or you have loans.
We care Sherrie. Are u stuck in the horrible cycle right now? I have been there so often and it is so hard to stop but it can be done. Could you tell us a little more about your situation so we can perhaps help you? Yes, I'm stuck. I keep gambling. Hubby lost his job and I'm so scared of being poor I keep gambling but I keep losing and then I gamble to make it alright and then I make it worse and I can't tell Hubby what I'm doing cos I'm scared of the fall out.
Are u gambling online? Have you any money left? Sherrie if you have buy a gambling blocker straight away- it will give u a little bit of space. You just need to break the cycle so you can think clearly -it sos hard to think when wins , losses and counting and moving money here and there is swirling around our heads.
Yes it's online. I told Hubby last time and he blocked it and made me safe but I'm scared to tell him what I've done. I am so far in, I don't know what to do. He might have just blocked to wifi. Is it on phone or laptop? Check out betfilter or gamblock. It will help you stop.
Once you are stopped you can address the other issues. Also tomorrow evening in the support groups there is one for new members - you will get good advice in there. Sherrie - don't try to win back. Once we cross the line into compulsive gambling we never win back as I'm sure you have realised by now - because we usually cant cash out or else redeposit fairly quickly. Sherrie - are you the Sherrie who was here before? If so I am probably telling you stuff you already know.
There will be a group at I can drop by for a little while if that helps. You are living a nightmare. You need barriers now!!!! We cant win, no win is ever big enough. Cut the tie now before its too late!!!! Keep posting, the more you are here the less you are gambling. Love K xxx. Here on the forum you can share your experiences in a safe, supportive and accepting environment.
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