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Responsible Gambling(6 Posts)
Hi everyone, i am a long term gambler myself, so i know the struggle, but hear me out, i never had any problems with my gambling behaviour, so i am no help at all to be honest. My friend got addicted to gambling, lost many things and colleagues due to it, currently researches therapy options (her spouse is really helpful in reaching out for help and actually gave her an ultimatum). Anyone any advice on what to do? Which option is the best? is it enough to get some therapy sessions with a psychiatrist, or stationary therapy or even long term therapy elsewhere? Your advice is really appreciated here, thank you.
Hi guys, just wanted to share a short story about my friend Mike. I think that he is quite the inspiration for all gamblers!
Here it goes:
Mike had always been an avid sports fan. He loved watching games and betting on them with his friends. It was all fun and games until he discovered online gambling. At first, Mike only bet a few dollars here and there, but as he began to win more frequently, he started to get hooked. He found himself spending hours a day on online gambling sites, betting larger and larger sums of money.
Soon, Mike began to experience the consequences of his addiction. He was constantly worried about his finances, and he had started borrowing money from friends and family to support his habit. He would stay up late at night, placing bets until the early hours of the morning, neglecting his job and his relationships. Despite the mounting losses, Mike couldn’t stop himself from gambling. The thrill of the game and the potential for a big win were too addictive. He would tell himself that the next bet would be the one to turn his luck around, but it never was.
One day, Mike hit rock bottom. He had lost all of his savings, his friends and family were avoiding him, and he had been fired from his job for showing up late and inattentive. He knew he had to get help. Mike reached out to a gambling addiction support group and started attending meetings. He also sought therapy to address the underlying issues that had led him to develop an addiction. It wasn’t easy, but with time and support, Mike was able to overcome his addiction and rebuild his life.
Looking back, Mike realized how close he had come to losing everything he cared about. He knew that he would always be vulnerable to gambling addiction, but he was committed to staying in control of his impulses and living a healthy, fulfilling life.
So guys, please take care of yourself and gamble responsible! Also don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help!
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