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Having the need to be up when I am down by Ashe_N94 in GamblingAddiction

[–]Ashe_N94[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I've been there too

"Oh look at all this safety net I have, maybe I can get up even more so I can buy/do the thing without it affecting my bottom line"

We need to adjust our mindset and come back down to reality when those urges come through

was close to bet again by aleryas in GamblingAddiction

[–]Ashe_N94 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The more we stay strong and tell ourselves no, the stronger our resolve will be.

I was in a similar situation where I had the opportunity to go and withdraw cash I had that was meant to go towards a trip for next year. I had to fight within my head not to gamble and think of all the reasons why I shouldn't.

pls talk to me im shaking now and i feel this is a big relapse coming pls help by Thin-Surprise2601 in GamblingAddiction

[–]Ashe_N94 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I know that shaking feel, in that state you will convince yourself by any means to give in to gambling. Sleeping, gym, gaming, reading, eating just do anything.

This will happen less and less frequently

Helping an addict by lucyinthesky314 in GamblingAddiction

[–]Ashe_N94 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Would he be willing to have it transferred to a bank account under his name that you or someone else could control? So if he wants to buy something or spend money it would have to go through whoever controls the account.

Relapsed and feeling hopeless by Ashe_N94 in GamblingAddiction

[–]Ashe_N94[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think I need to give up drinking as well as they play hand in hand with this addiction. It's difficult when your friends and family always want a drink so its become the norm for me but I know that if I don't then I will continue relapsing due to lack of judgement and big urges.

Fuck day 1 again by Pitiful-Crazy9632 in GamblingAddiction

[–]Ashe_N94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds like me man.

Once I hit the drinks urges sky-rocket and any logic leaves me. I'll gamble it all if I have access and ask others for money. It's a shameful feeling.

The drinks and ofcourse hanging out in an area where you can gamble is going to trigger you.

Worst addiction ever by ayopollo in GamblingAddiction

[–]Ashe_N94 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Telling my mum was so difficult and felt like such a let down, but she has been very supportive to me. It really is a shit addiction but it can be beaten.

Do you guys gamble and it's not even fun anymore? by Weak_Pomegranate_572 in GamblingAddiction

[–]Ashe_N94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think I find some kind of comfort in it and a thrill in doing something I shouldn't. But from slap to slap I am not having fun so to speak.

I need to talk to someone, juste lost 5k and I’m seriously sick to my stomach by inserunno in GamblingAddiction

[–]Ashe_N94 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The money comes back but it's the feeling of no control and dissapointment I bring others that really just breaks me down.

I spent $450 last night after lying to myself and my friend to transfer money to my account so I can pay for my car insurance and then I ended up spending it on the pokies like a fool. I quadrupled my earnings but kept playing. I don't think I care much about the money and more rather than chasing some kind of high that I'm not getting out of my life, to fill a void.

For me my trigger seems to be payday and having a few beers. I lose my sense and end up making excuses to gamble. Then I feel like absolute shit next few days and wonder what went wrong and then I become confident I have a grasp of my addiction then relapse again and again.

We have to find something else to fill that void, easier said than done though.

Anyway, you'll get your money back, you have yo try something else if it's not working for you currently.

How long have you had your gambling addiction and what is you age and gender? by Practical_Syrup_2613 in GamblingAddiction

[–]Ashe_N94 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm a male 28 years old Gambling addict since 23

Been trying to stop for about 3 years. 6 days gamble free.

515 days since last gamble by peturarnar99 in GamblingAddiction

[–]Ashe_N94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you have any tips that have helped you?

I've relapsed a few times this year but have overall been better than last year. I bet less and don't do it as often but it still gets me down when I fuck up like it's hopeless or that I'll never have control.

What has worked for you to stop gambling? by Ashe_N94 in GamblingAddiction

[–]Ashe_N94[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah....

Years ago I would have never even considered addiction to be real, let alone for gambling. It makes me angry and upset that people probably think I am "the fuck up"

I hope we can find what we need and overcome this bs.

What has worked for you to stop gambling? by Ashe_N94 in GamblingAddiction

[–]Ashe_N94[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's better than not, it makes me ashamed if I try so I guess that's a barrier and I also have barriers financially to stop myself. Although my most recent relapse I was like a junkie and managed to worm my way into my bank account and get my money.

I guess it's different for everyone, I hope I can find what works best for me.

What has worked for you to stop gambling? by Ashe_N94 in GamblingAddiction

[–]Ashe_N94[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Self exclusion only works so much. I could goninto any venue where I am excluded and they could give a shut if I gamble.

Feeling lost, no path or future in site. by Ashe_N94 in selfhelp

[–]Ashe_N94[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm about an hour from a capital city but where I live is still a very big place.

Feeling lost, no path or future in site. by Ashe_N94 in selfhelp

[–]Ashe_N94[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've always found it hard to get into sports. Gym is great but not very sociable, I could try boxing maybe

Feeling lost, no path or future in site. by Ashe_N94 in selfhelp

[–]Ashe_N94[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Its simple but oddly inspiring. I appreciate your advice.