My Addiction!!!

my biggest addiction was my gambling!!! thankfully ive been away from it for around 6 months and counting but in around 6 years or so, i lost somewhere in the region of £40 000!!!!! i was off it for a while, and then i had a slip up for a few months, but now im off it, and im determined im going to be gambling free for the rest of my life now!!! i will be debt free by the end of september this year!!! yay!!!

cowshed123 cowshed123
36-40, M
15 Responses Mar 16, 2009

thank you *neurotic2010*!!! (((hugs)))

oh wow! I'm very happy for you for wanting to be gambling free, it's no good! you'll do great, I know it!

yes, its a bit different to the norm!!! lol

lol ive just realised that myself lol!!!!

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you see, i always believe that most people with an addiction have an underlying problem, and without thinking about it they use the addiction to block out there problem!!! i mean, cos i had underlying problems that i have been working on with my counsellor, and its really helping me, to realise that i was using the gambling to block out my feelings!!! i even remember her telling me, that where i live in scotland, has one of the highest percentages of women gamblers in the country, and at least 80% of the women that she saw for having gambling problems, as in playing fruit machines and so on all day long, also had abusive partners!! but that wont be the same with all cases of gambling though, as its very easy to get addicted to the thrill of winning, and obviously i cant talk for people with drugs and alcohol problems either, but its just what i believe, that there's a reason why people get addicted to things in a self harming kind of way, rather than just getting addicted!!!!

Cowshed, I would most certainly agree that gambling addiction is real and terribly destructive. But I also make a distinction between a sickness or illness - those occur by and large, for reasons we do not understand - and an addiction, which can and ultimately must be controlled.

oh yes, i have a coffee addiction too!! but coffee is good though!!! thats one thing i will never give up is coffee!!!! lol

my addiction is coffee and cigarettes

thanks for your comments guys, and good on you both for getting over your addictions!! a lot of people dont really see gambling as an addiction, but boy do i know it really is an addiction!! and im sure secretkinkster couls agree with that!!! lol!! there is a lot more to life than alcohol and gambling and drugs and so on!!!

I gambled from age 9 until about two years ago. I still wouldn't spend too much time in a casino with any real money. Just too tempting.

Mine was alcohol up to 3 and a half years ago, now it is life!