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I have struggled in the past and found the best remedy to be getting it all out in the open, it gives you a sense of power over the addiction, I think you have to persevere with it though and continue to talk about it or else it could sneak back into your life. You can get a good account of it in Down the Slot which is available on Amazon. The link is below, you may have to paste the entire link to your browser. https://www.amazon.com/Down-Slot-Derek-Anthony-Gibson-ebook/dp/B01MTJ3F6I/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1478348466&sr=8-9&keywords=down+the+slot Has anyone anything else they do regularly to keep the demons at away?
GamblingStories posted a topic in My StoryHello everyone, I used to gamble already since I was around 16 years old. This coming April (2014) I would be 29 years old. I don't want to talk right now much about how I used to bet, but I can tell you, like probably many of you, I believed that I can make money from gambling, and that I can win by beating the system. What made me stop gambling and realize this is not even a habit was the fact I've realized that there is no such thing as responsible gambling - that is a myth, mainly created by the gambling industry itself. You must understand, that you either bet and go into a really bad venture that would take you out of control and cause you to lose money, or you either avoid it by all costs. Just like you avoid jumping into traffic or avoid hurting yourself - same way with gambling, you should avoid that bet, any type of bet, whether it's a bet of 1 dollar or 1000 dollars ... it doesn't matter if it's roulette or sports betting, the chances to win are the same in both cases. Oddsmakers know their job better than you, and even if you manage to "beat" them, you don't ... definitely not in the long term. I suggest anyone who wants to stop gambling for good and recover from this disease to read the book "Gambling Facts and Fictions". This book talks about the points thay many others don't talk about. It shows you why you have no chance to win money in gambling and put that information deep inside, so you would feel disgusted of even thinking to bet one more time. Also put all your feelings into it, the feelings are part of recovery and you need them to help and assist and guide you into the right way. I would keep on updating my diary from time to time. You are all welcome to write your own diaries here and share your stories as well. Thanks!
Welcome and Greetings, I was a compulsive gambler. At the time of posting this post, my age was between 28 and 29 years old. I started betting (mainly on sports) - since I was approximately 15 years old. I created this forum in order to share gambling stories that can teach others about the implications of gambling. Everyone is invited to share his/her own story, I'm also gathering lots of stories which are available to read in this forum, and I've also documented my own gambling life and afterlife - my own story involving all the emotions and anything that was crossing my mind whilst I was betting and after I completely stopped gambling. The forum contains many links and many sources of information to stop gambling, and I welcome each and everyone of you to participate. Along with all that, I wish you all a safe and pleasant recovery.