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Don't wana be a loser
#1 Posted : Saturday, 23 November 2019 6:35:10 p.m.(UTC)
Don't wana be a loser

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Hi.
I'm so over gambling.
I feel out of control.
Last night I gambled $800 :,(
So over it.
Want to stop.
Feel like i'm the exception to the rule cos I've tried so many things to stop and I just keep going back like a dog to a bone.
Even when I promise myself I won't.
Any help or suggestions gratefully received
:'( :'( :'(
Flipper
#2 Posted : Thursday, 28 November 2019 12:34:04 p.m.(UTC)
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I strongly recommend that you don't give yourself access to money, or to just enough to live on but not enough to do any more with.

Then go to GA meetings if you can. It's important to talk to others that understand your problem. These forums will suffice for meetings as long as you come regularly. It's a pity though that there aren't so many posters here, I hope that improves.
exjafa
#3 Posted : Tuesday, 25 February 2020 6:46:55 a.m.(UTC)
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Hi dontwantabealoser,
I hear ya, and it's so hard to stop.
Like you I have tried lots of things... Dont take eftpos cards to pokies, I fail this on a regular basis. Self ban from venue, so I go to another area and play there.
Don't play for too long, fail there as well as I would be happy to play all day (and I have done so) ...
I wish I could say to you ... do this and you will be cured, but I'm not cured and I dont see a way out of this gambling addiction.
I've asked for help, and received counselling .... I still play
I've asked family for help and they are pretty good but I'm better at lying than them.

today I failed my limits - again. and I feel like shite....

hope your day is better.
Don't wana be a loser
#4 Posted : Friday, 28 February 2020 6:16:02 a.m.(UTC)
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Thanks exjafa. Really appreciate your reply! Latest news is..

I actually self banned for two years from all pokies in NZ on 14th Dec 2019. Nearly 3 months no playing. The urge has really diminished so am feeling really happy. Yay. Long may it continue.
exjafa
#5 Posted : Friday, 28 February 2020 7:57:50 a.m.(UTC)
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Hi Don't wana be a loser - and it sounds like you aren't!!

Well done to you - can't believe you did a 2 year ban - From ALL pokie venues (very impressive, I can't do that yet ...)

(I typed a reply to you earlier but it didn't show up on your page, so re-doing it although slightly differently lol)

Really pleased that you have done 3 months and you are feeling really happy ... so cool. Obviously the right decision.
What are you doing with all your free time? and are you noticing you have lots more money??
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