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My journey to beat addiction and stop with gambling

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by weeman123, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. Ravi Davda

    Ravi Davda Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    A long time ago now, my friend. You will be too one day. I'm sure of it.

    You're stronger than you think.
     
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  2. weeman123

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    I'm happy for you. Thank you very much for your support friend, It means to me a lot! :)

     
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    I completely understand you. I had online slot addiction and lost thousands at some period. I tried to stop several times but I could not. But things are changed when I became a daddy, yes I have a lovely daughter at the moment.

    My biggest solution was to register Gamstop (This is a self-exclusion service in UK) then I really stopped. I am not playing any online casino games for years now. Only around once a three month, we are going to a physical casino with my best friend or with my wife with some limited cash only, having our drinks and playing 1-2 hours till our cash finishes, that`s all.

    I have some advices for you:
    - Find a Gamstop similar service in your country and ban yourself permanently. This was the most important step for me.
    - Try not to keep much money on your bank accounts. Send them to someone you completely trust and ask them to send you a pocket money, bills. etc.
    - Try to find a hobby or something you like. This will help a lot.
    - Try not to stay alone as much as you can. I noticed that I was playing more when I was alone at home etc.
    - Share this problem with your family members, best friends etc. and ask them to help you, check on you etc. I know it`s a bit shame but this helps a lot. I shared everything with my wife, yes she was really angry at the beginning especially when I lost from our savings. But later she understood that this is really an addiction/kind of mental sickness, she helped me a lot.

    I read that you are already not playing for some time but hope my advices will boost it. Wishing you the best!
     
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  4. weeman123

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    I'm happy that you're out from that bro and for sure you have big reason to stop with that, you have the most important people close to you and I'm happy you changed.

    Thank you very much from your tips, they are great tips and for sure can help a lot to everyone who have problems with gambling.

    Actually I was addicted to sport-betting houses machines that are here in every step in my city, I was not addicted to online gambling (anyway the biggest opportunity I lost when I gambled more than 30 BTC on bustabit and satoshimines, I lost them just the period before BTC goes to the moon).

    I want to be able to control myself and never touch them again, I tried hundreds times in the past but unsuccessfully, finally I think i'm out from that addiction! 2 Months without playing on them and I'm so happy because already I'm seeing very positive results.

    Thank you again for your support
     
  5. weeman123

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    37 days without any kind of gambling and more than 65 days without playing on the slot-machines.

    I feel a lot of better without playing on the slot-machines at least financially!

    Thanks to everyone who replied on this thread and I really appreciate your thoughts.
     
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    I never listen from any people who make profits from gambling , best of luck
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what was your mindset as you kept losing money in terms of why you kept playing? I believe that most gambling addicts believe that they have a way to "beat" the house, and I was wondering if you felt that same way on your gambling streaks.
     
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  8. weeman123

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    Same here, I only heard very bad stories and I heard it from the people who gambled all the money they have, got a lot in debt and sold everything they have. Gambling is bitch.

    Yeah in the past I had very big addiction about gambling, not only with slot-machines i use to play roulette, table, poker, a lot kinds of gambling.

    I'm happy because at this moment I'm clean and I didn't played for like 2 months.
     
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    Do you know that all slot machines are use algorithm?
    I think they work on a 80-20 system.
     
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  10. weeman123

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    Yeah bro, I Know and I think in some places they work less than that, but I'm happy because my addiction disappeared.

    To not realise what are they and to play on them (slot machines) in my option you need to be stupid like me in the past.

    Thanks
     
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    32 days without any kind of gambling and more than 70 days without playing on the slot-machines.

    I'm happy because i don't have addiction anymore with the slot-machines.

    I will never again get into biggest and worsest addiction.

    This journey will be completed when I won't play with any kind of gambling for 2 months.
     
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    39 days without any kind of gambling and more than 79 days without playing on the slot-machines.

    Everything I can say is that I'm happy with the results and this thread helped me to cross through this.

    Thank you for your support guys.
     
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    Fantastic. Hang in there!

    It's a special place in hell for casino owners that actively try to regain the "trust" of gambling addicts.

    I haven't been through this myself, but I have seen people who struggled with gambling problems.

    Just stay strong.
     
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    You're doing well.
     
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    its the punch you don't see coming that knocks you out, gambling is a very bad addiction I have seen people fall because of this and the sad thing is most gamblers never really admit to them selfs they have a problem until it too late. you have done one thing most gamblers won't do, acknowledge they have a problem and taking positive action to change that, good luck moving forward.
     
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    You are doing very well, in my case I was addicted to forex trading until now I have been trading for 1 year and lost nearly $ 5000. I also have to detox forex trading
     
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    About that Dopamine: Could you elaborate a bit more on that ?
     
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  18. weeman123

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    Thank you mate and that's totally true!

    Thanks bro

    Its correct everything you said... A lot of gamblers including myself did that mistake.

    I've been in a lot of situations in the past when I thinked that i'm one of them and that I will never quit. I was not able to stop. I failed like thousands times.

    But I'm happy I made a change and my thoughts are different now, financially its going slowly better for me and I'm happy i did this step!
    Thank you bro. Hope you're out from that!

    Good luck
     
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    stop gambling f*s
    just think about the money u wasted
    u can duplicate them instead by investing on somehting like farming
    i just waste my life gambiling for 6 months
    and stop thatss because i can hack their games but they notice it and fix it
     
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    Gambling is terrible. It makes us lose everything we have, even everything we have. I really hope you can quit it
     
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