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Novice
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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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Hi lucy,

glad to hear that your friend Mike was successful in fighting his gambling addiction. certainly something to be very proud of! did he reach out for help by himself or did you help him?

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My strategy to keep my gambling at check is to set my online banking settings to a sat limited amount per month. That way I can only gamble with what i can afford to lose.

Novice
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@casino_blaster yeah that is easier said than done, i get that this is not possible for everyone.. I really appreciate you sharing this story Lucy. I really hope that he will continue this positive and inspiring journey ๐Ÿ™‚

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I am just in awe of him because realizing and also accepting that one has a problem and having the strength to do something about it is just incredible. Not every addict can actually admit being addicted to something..

Novice
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Thanks for sharing, that really helps a lot. currently going through this hell with a friend of mine. every recovery story gives me hope ๐Ÿ™‚

Novice
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I gamble with a sat amount per month :). Love it, but keeping it under control. best of luck for Mikes future endeavours!

Novice
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ONLY play with what you can afford to lose! Hope Mike has learned how to control his addiction!

Novice
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Good luck Mike. Ive been there.

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Wish him all the best ! ๐Ÿ™‚ the whole community stands behind him! Also @Cassandra.Bloom hope your friend will succeed in this battle too! Stay safe guys!

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Gamble responsibly buddies <3

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