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Postby Gosar В» 29.06.2019

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Today I feel I made real progress treating my complusive gambling disease. Going to GA once a week currently in search for the right treatment for me. Nothing feels better than to start the new year gamble free. With a commitment to treatment and a desire to be free of this gambling addiction, a bright future is now possible. Want to thank my therapist and those here on this site for all your help, I wouldnt be 4 months gamble free without your help and guidance.

Happy New Year everyone :. Thank you sherry for your response, it helped alot. What Im learning now and I hope it helps other CG's is that I was very sick emotionally from abuse as a child from my mom. Now the gambling is gone, but all the years of pain and sadness are still there and now without the gambling to escape I am now forced to face a strong case of depression, which was the driving force behind my compulsive gambling which i didnt realize till now.

Trying to be patient and continue therapy, which helps. Im currently on an antidepressant prozac 40mg and it helps, but not that much. Will continue to work on myself to allieve this depression, any advice would be appreciated. Hi Williame, You have a valid point. When I started recovery I assumed, incorrectly, that my life would just get better overnight.

How wrong I was! The good news is when we confront the past, "peal the onion" as it were, thats when real recovery begins. Most people find that the heavy urges seem to stop at the 6 month mark. Look how far you have come!

Thanks for the replies and advice : Feeling much better today, my therapist suggested cleaning my home to create a more positive living environment so i spent the entire day cleaning. Suprisingly, it helped quite a bit, and I suggest it to everyone :. Congratulations on 5 G -free months William!

Nothing will change the past. Some people become very fixated in past issues. This gives the past power over us. Another cliche, I know, but I have learned that the more I delved into the past, the more morbid my life seemed. Morbidity definitely drove me to gambling and as Neva rightly said, the side effects of the "cure" gambling were worse than the depression! I think it is good to revisit the past William. Look at it as if you are looking at pictures in a book,and when you have observed what you need to see, then turn the page and move on.

Each chapter in our lives brings a new experience. Some good. Some bad. Some mediocre. Personally, I used gambling to blur out the pages I could not bear to look at, until the only page left was an empty blank. I have no words or no picture to describe that page! From here on we can write the next chapter William, beginning with I agree Maybe that's why 'spring cleaning' is so important.

You're doing great! Its such a wonderful feeling to be free of this horrible addiction. I reflect back to where I began 6 months ago and am so blessed to find a great counselor who specializes in gambling addiction. Plan on celebrating my sobriety this weekend with my wife and 3 boys.

Sending you transatlantic 'champagne' Love the fact the biggest please is your kids Well done. Great news William! I'm smiling and happy for you! That's impressive! Over 7 months clean time!!!! I've read a lot of threads where people are racking up the clean time and it's something I never tire of reading. You're proof that it can be done. I'm so happy for you!

As a reward to myself, I bought a Playstation 3 with the money I would of wasted on gambling, and it felt wonderful. Still off the prozac going med free, feeling better each day.

Depression has lifted for a month now and am acomplishing much more. On break from my therapy for now, planning on sitting in on some GA meetings since they are free for maintenance. Thanks Neva for the kind remarks, Im proud of my sobriety, felt good to sleep thru the Kentucky Derby this year and have no wager on it : Wishing everyone here at GT a happy gamble free day!

Way to go! Today marks 9 months gamble free!!! Celebrated with a vacation with my wife and 3 boys to Virginia. We had a wonderful time swimming, going to the zoo etc. In the grips of my addiction, Id be at an online poker table or at the racetrack. Instead, I had a week of laugher and joy with my family, and for that I am truly blessed. So happy to not feel the need for escapement thru gambling anymore. Recovery is there, you just have to be ready to surrender to this horrible addiction and face your underlying reasons that drive your desire to gamble.

I pray for everyone who still suffers from this addiction. Havent been here in awhile. Been doing alot of vacationing with my wife and kids getting ready to go camping as i type this and living a clean gamble free life. Still get the occassional urge to play poker, but learned good lessons on how to put those in check. Simply not worth the risk of losing all I have. Dont miss the stress of my addiction and thru alot of very hard work i am enjoying the rewards.

Got a little money saved in the bank, and am putting it to positive things. Hope all is well with everyone, and pray for those still in the grips of this horrible addicition that you find the courage soon to truly surrender to it like I did and seek proper counseling that works best for you. That's great news! Thanks for coming to update and give hope to the rest of us that we too can find our path to a gamble free life.

You deserve all the great things happening to you! Wow, cant believe so much time has past since my last post. Just want everyone here to know I am still gamble free. Struggling with dealing with the stresses of life, but that's just life. Hope all is well with everyone, and wishing everyone here sobriety from this horrible addicition.

Well done Williame. It's really uplifting to read success stories. It must be much better to face the struggles of life with a clear head, that with a mind fixated on gambling. Keep posting.. It's success stories that motivate others, and help us realise it can be done. That is an enormous victory to you over gambling Havent been to therapy in a while, but I honestly don't feel the need for it presently, and its not cheap I spent several thousand on intense 1 on 1 therapy to find recovery from this horrible addiction.

Must tell you though, I have had a harder time dealing with life's "bad days" and find myself getting aggravated more by these things. Ive been told that I had gambling in the past to escape to from this, so I wouldn't have to deal with these things in my past. Now, life without gambling is no easy walk in the park, its just better to live without gambling taking away from it.

We also bought our 1st new Dodge Caravan this week. These are things you can afford when gambling isn't eating away at your finances.

Wishing everyone still suffering to seek help like I did, with some genuine commitment and a good form of therapy you can actually recover from this addiction.

Feel free to start at the beginning of this story, which I started back when I was in the very beginning of recovering from my gambling addiction. Wish everyone here the best and hoping me sharing my story helps someone. Hi Williame Thank you for sharing your news. It is good to hear about progress being made and that this is possible even when things get tough and 'temptation' is strong.

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Well done. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. I pray for everyone who still suffers from this gambling. For recovering problem gamblers, free time and celebrated can make them more likely to consider gambling again. Morbidity gambing drove me to gambling and as Addiction rightly said, the side effects of the "cure" click here were worse than the depression!

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Been doing alot of vacationing with my wife and kids getting ready to celebrated camping as i type this and living a clean gamble free life. Will continue to work on myself celebrated click the following article this depression, any advice would be addiction. What Im learning now and I hope it helps other CG's is that I was very sick emotionally from abuse as a child from my mom. Coping with Urges — Dealing with urges is part of recovery. Now, life without gambling is gambling easy walk in gambling park, its just better to live without gambling addiction away from it.

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Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling? How wrong I was! What are some positive activities that can be done, instead? Want to thank my therapist and those here on this site for all your help, I wouldnt be 4 months gamble free without your help and guidance.

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Postby Kazrakazahn В» 29.06.2019

Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling? Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone? Deep breathes and a short walk around the block can release tension. Over any considerable period of time we get worse, never better.

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Postby Ninos В» 29.06.2019

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Postby Dirn В» 29.06.2019

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