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    I have a gambling addiction, how do i stop????

    Hi guys,

    this is kind of a long story so ill try to keep it short.
    2 years ago i was gambling alot at casino black jack i was winning about 400 a day for about 4 weeks.
    then out of nowhere i lost all my money that i won and my 9k savings.
    after that my girlfriend made me quit gambling and i stopped for 2 years.

    And recently i went on a cruise holiday and there was a casino on board and i played roullette every day i won 2k.
    I came back home and went to the casino straight away and won 3k on roullette again.
    these winnings make me think i am going to win more.

    next thing i know i was losing $1000 a day and have lost about $4000 and was down to my last 450.
    i placed a multi bet on sports and said to myself if i win this i am going to quit gambling forever because all that losing
    was really hard on me.

    the next thing i know my multi bet came through and i won $3000 and guess what i didnt quit.
    i have been gambling every day this year already betting on sports now.
    i really have a problem because every time i have a win now i dont get excited as i use to
    i only see it as an opportunity to win more.

    i know people say just quit. but after a win all you want is to win more.
    because you win it so easy you think you are able to do it again
    Is there any advice out there? from people with similar gambling problems?

    and btw im only 24 years old. and this gambling habbit started way too young imo
    Last edited by superstarz; 2013-01-15 at 10:35 PM.

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    The Insane Reeve's Avatar
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    Get professional help. There are even free services to help you through this stuff.

    You can also ask the casinos not to allow you to gamble at them anymore.
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    Get a hobby ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by External View Post
    Get a hobby ?
    i have a hobby..
    i play basketball on weekends.
    i have a girlfriend
    i walk my dog everyday
    and in my spare time sometimes i play games
    i work 6am till 3.30pm and during that time is when i gamble now.
    its so easy to gamble i go online in australia we have TAB sportsbetting and i just go on next to go and bet everything
    but mostly i bet nba..

    just stopping is easier said than done..
    only way i quit is when i have no money left

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstarz View Post
    but after a win all you want is to win more.
    because you win it so easy you think you are able to do it again, THIS MAKES ME A MORON AND I NEED TO STOP THINKING LIKE THAT
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    Quote Originally Posted by superstarz View Post
    i have a hobby..
    i play basketball on weekends.
    i have a girlfriend
    i walk my dog everyday
    and in my spare time sometimes i play games
    i work 6am till 3.30pm and during that time is when i gamble now.
    its so easy to gamble i go online in australia we have TAB sportsbetting and i just go on next to go and bet everything
    but mostly i bet nba..

    just stopping is easier said than done..
    only way i quit is when i have no money left
    then just wait til you have no money problem solved./

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    I'll bet you 10$ you cant stop gambling!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamdwelf View Post
    then just wait til you have no money problem solved./
    oh ok cool. thanks for your advice really helpful.

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-15 at 10:37 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Kujako View Post
    I'll bet you 10$ you cant stop gambling!
    lol you know whats funny.
    i bet my friend 100$ the other day he couldnt eat 10 big macs in an hour.
    he tried it and lost.. that was pretty funny

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    Gambling, drugs, whatever are just symptoms of a problem. You have to fix the actual problem. Your behavior and way of thinking. And for that, you'll need a pro. So do that. You probably won't have alot of success outside of that.
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    This might be a bit of a gamble, but you can try to quit cold turkey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garnier Fructis View Post
    This might be a bit of a gamble, but you can try to quit cold turkey.
    to be honest i have tried just to quit.
    i quit for a few days then i check the online sportsbetting page and see a bet i think is a sure thing.
    next thing i know i throw 1000 on it and i get it. and the cycle starts again.

    there are times when i lose the sure thing bet and that just makes me want to win my money back.
    its hard to explain.

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    Get professional help. Also block gambling sites. Tell your girlfriend.

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    I understand how you feel, mate. While I haven't been in your shoes myself, I have a dear friend that have been there. The most important thing: Have friends that will be there for you. You have a girlfriend - have her help you. It's all about being honest to them about if you break and gamble, or if you actually made it through the day and didn't gamble. But before going to friends - seek some professional help. I dunno what kind of services your country have, but they should have some sort of free offer before you will need to pay money.

    Believe in yourself, mate. But not in gambling.
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    Set up a gambling site block, and have your girlfriend make up the password and keep it from you.

    Ditch the casinos and buy/sell stocks. You'll learn a lot in the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstarz View Post
    to be honest i have tried just to quit.
    i quit for a few days then i check the online sportsbetting page and see a bet i think is a sure thing.
    next thing i know i throw 1000 on it and i get it. and the cycle starts again.

    there are times when i lose the sure thing bet and that just makes me want to win my money back.
    its hard to explain.
    Just wait untill your choice is between eating or gambling, then you might figure out whats important in life.

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    Go to a support group, and avoid places where you know there will be gambling to tempt you.

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    You just have to force yourself. Its harder than it sounds obviously.
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    Get a better addiction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seiken3 View Post
    I understand how you feel, mate. While I haven't been in your shoes myself, I have a dear friend that have been there. The most important thing: Have friends that will be there for you. You have a girlfriend - have her help you. It's all about being honest to them about if you break and gamble, or if you actually made it through the day and didn't gamble. But before going to friends - seek some professional help. I dunno what kind of services your country have, but they should have some sort of free offer before you will need to pay money.

    Believe in yourself, mate. But not in gambling.
    thanks mate..
    atm my girlfriend doesn't know i been gambling again because i do it all online and its easy to hide since she doesnt see me go casino etc.
    ill probably tell her soon. if i really do want to quit i have to tell her so she can help me stop.
    thanks for your advice

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