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I have a different type of addiction

Discussion in 'Share Your Story Here' started by AngryItalian, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

  2. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    So sorry to hear about your problem :( Do you happen to be a woman? I ask because most of the people I know with casino gambling addiction are woman. Anyway, don't worry, you are not the only one. I know several women who go gamble at a casino where my friend works... some of them spend their entire day there, it' awful. What really matters now though is that you are aware that you have an addiction. Don't worry, we will try to help you out!
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  3. dyanmarie25

    dyanmarie25 Community Champion

    Well, I haven't been into the same situation before, but that's pretty awful. I don't know how you could fix that issue as soon as possible, but I hope this experience somehow taught you a lesson regarding gambling. Stop this addiction now before it could ruin your whole life.
  4. denise13337

    denise13337 Active Contributor

    There are some people on this forum who seem to be ripping on you for this, I'm sorry that's happening and I'm sorry for the mess you've gotten into. This is a place of support. Have you thought about what you're going to do next to pay back the debt?
  5. jtbalenton

    jtbalenton Member

    Fortunately, I have been able to avoid allure of casino because I can't stand all the smoke, and I get overwhelmed by the number of people that I have to navigate around. I have, however, battled addiction to scratch-off tickets. In last 4 years, I've easily spent nearly 70% of any income I've generated trying to chase the next win. I've won $500 a couple of times and $100 5 or 6 times, but my losses far exceed anything I've won. After being in various stages of homelessness and being academically dismissed from law school twice, I finally hit rock bottom when I finally quit my low wage job and made decision to move back home to be near my family in Arkansas. I'm now living with my mom and sister while I try to rebuild my life. Every day is a struggle, but I do believe that if I keep on keeping on in my efforts to get better, I will eventually recover from an addiction that is just as devastating as alcohol or substance-abuse. What makes gambling more sinister in my opinion is that it's easier to conceal than other addictions, but the devastation is just as bad, if not worse. You are not alone and I hope you feel encouraged to continue to share your story.
  6. serenity

    serenity Community Champion

    I think the best thing for you to do right now is to avoid gambling as much as possible. Don't even think of going to a casino. It's sad that you are estranged with your family right now, but use that situation as a motivation for you to change your ways.
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  7. hg088

    hg088 Member

    I kind of know that feeling.
    I spent a couple of years to save about 2k (i don't live in the US and 2k is quite lot here) when i heard about this bitcoin thing which got me very interested when i saw a lot of people where making easy money of it. That's when I heard about leverage trading so I invested my 2k into a bitcoin trading site. Just the first month i got lucky and predicted the bitcoin price would sky rocket converting my 2k in about 5k. At that point I was thinking "hey this is easy, lets keep it up" so i kept trading but after that my luck ran out. I started to lose and the more i lost, the more desperate i got which made me invest more. By the end of the second month i was left with only 100$. I was devastated, it was too late. I learned my lesson but it was too late.
    I tend to get obsessed with things sometimes and it's hard for me to stop. I realize this now. I actually think im lucky i recognized this toxic behavior before it was worst!
  8. xTinx

    xTinx Community Champion

    There are many people trapped in the same predicament as you but there are others who've managed to get out and live better, more meaningful lives. From the looks of it, you're very much in control of your mental faculties. If you want a brighter future ahead then don't hesitate to make a choice. Would you dare get out and define your life? Or would you let your situation get the better of you? You have to decide.
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  9. nieprophsono

    nieprophsono Active Contributor

    td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}Hope our sister is doing well. These kinda stories always get to me because I had a brother-in-law who gambled out his life and family. Like many dads, David liked ‘escaping’ the busy home life to go to work. My sister was more than happy for him to take over running the family finances once she stopped working. They had separate accounts. He paid all the bills and transferred money as she needed. The beginning was profitable for him but the ending was a tragedy for him and his family. In my opinion, there are less risky gambling that is equally profitable so if you cannot control the addiction then turn to these so you don't ruin your life. I know of with genuine NBA picks, and you always have a chance of winning than succumbing.
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