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I Had a Horrible Gambling Problem

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    Why Do I Do It? - I am 33 years old and can not shake my gambling habbit, i can go months and months without doing it then a trigger switches and i will start again.  The problem...
    andyalexbuttle andyalexbuttle 31-35 6 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    have got a bad gambling problem and want to know if anyone has had help ie therapy or any other method that has worked. Ive been gambling since I was 16 now at 63 am worse than...
    lucyscho lucyscho 61-65 1 Response Mar 4

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    Over the Worst Now Hopefully - im now 34 and have been gambling since I was 15 or so.Started off when I went into the bookies with my brother on a Saturday and my first bet ever...
    watford watford 31-35 2 Responses May 28, 2008

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    Just One More Time - i have a gambling problem.  i can finally say i am a compulsive gambler.  i went to my first meeting on tues and came home and cried.  i didn't...
    sunnyblues sunnyblues 36-40 8 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    Gambling Problem - hi im male thirties uk , in my early twenties i worked for a bookmaker or betting shop i dont know what americans call them i dont even know if they have them...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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    I Am A Gambling Addict - I first started gambling when I was 18 years old. I used to go into the bookies with my ex boyfriend and play the roulette machine. I used to win sometimes...
    SpinQueenLoser SpinQueenLoser 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    Fruit Machines - As a child my mum would often take me and my brother to the arcade so she could go on the fruit machines...I loved it. I loved all the lights and pressing the...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2007

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    Gotta Hit Bottom Before You Can Come Back - Everyone who has a bad gambling problem has to hit bottom before they can begin recovery.  Everyone's bottom is different. ...
    RICKOB57 RICKOB57 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 28, 2006

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    Everyone Has Their Rock Bottom... Today Is Mine - I am 29 years old. I have a awesome job that I've dreamed of having since I was a child. Now this dream is turning into a...
    jrockneedshelp jrockneedshelp 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    Gambling Is The Root Of All Evil!!! -   I hate gambling. I hate when I leave this place with no money in my bank account and hoping to win my losses back. Gambling is not...
    msmichelle7777 msmichelle7777 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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    One Bad Addiction - I have a gambling problem it's been around 2 years. I find myself going to the gameroom everyday. I wake up thinking about the slot machines. But my brothers...
    thickone39 thickone39 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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    Still Do!!! - it really makes me want to cry!!! i mean i have had a gambling problem since about 8 years ago, and i have been to counselling before, and it did help me, but then...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 22, 2010

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    Out Of Control - im 28 years old and have been gambling for about 8 years. i never thought it was much of a problem but now it definately is! i earn good money n blow it all in a...
    abwz abwz 26-30 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    Trying To Quit Again - hello, i had a horrible gambling problem for about 3 years, it has been a year since i decided to actively try and get support through an online site. i got...
    mahmah mahmah 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    Age 23, $53,000 In Debt From Gambling - The reason I came to this site was to just get this off my chest.  Thank you in advance for reading.  If you saw me growing up, it wouldn...
    CasinoKidd CasinoKidd 22-25, M 12 Responses Dec 25, 2010

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    The more selfish a society is, the more terrible things will happen - why ? ...because people in pain aren't given proper attention. By friends, family and social care workers...
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