Any problem gamblers here? Really struggling

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Check out Gamblers Anonymous. They will help you.

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I had a small period in my life where I would call out from work and drive over 2 hours to the casino for the day - dam near spend everything I had - I would remember the rides home feeling so guilty and mad at myself for not leaving when I spend over a certain amount. This went on for a few months and finally the sickness I had from loosing all my money outweighed wanting to keep gambling. I will say that also during that time my relationship wasn’t going too well with my hubby.. I think gambling was also an escape from my issues and also a “F-you” to the hubby. Maybe there’s something subconsciously going on where you are using gambling as a drug to hide a pain or stressors in your life? If So, work on them and see if the gambling decreases. Or set limits with yourself - tell yourself “okay, if I can pay off this debt and save x amount of money I can gamble for 2 hours” then the next one “I can gamble for 1 hour” make it “fun” again for yourself. A treat. Best of luck to you

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Not me personally, but my sister has a gambling addiction. A bad one. I feel you. She struggles a lot.

What specifically are you experiencing?

I’ve had a problem for a long time now and I did a lot of damages wound up in a lot of debt. Got help from family but I’ve been gambling consistently now over last 6 months or so and even more debt. I can’t seem to stop

I guarantee you if you were to win money from gambling (with the plan of paying off debt) you would continue to gamble and the cycle would continue.

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I had a big gambling problem. Self exclusions and bans will help tremendously. Black list your credit cards from bovada, betonline, mybookie, etc.

Your mind is trying to convince yourself this is about money, but really you like the dopamine/the thrill, that you get from gambling.. hence it’s why you continue even when you’re up big..

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