SRS Gambling Addiction hELP!!

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  1. drakarch

    drakarch New Member

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    I think my brother and I have gambling problems. When we're with our friends or just anywhere (im not sure about him) I can't stop thinking about gambling. No matter what i do, everything always turns int o a bet and what now. I can't even control myself when I start gambling as well. When I lose i tend to go out of control and keep withdrawing cash like it's free water!! I've gone home on nights where I've lost all the money in my bankaccount i've saved for. Do you happen to have any recommendations to me US kick the habit?
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    OH, and tonight I've lost about 200 gambling....which I borrowed from my friend. Damn this addiction!!! it's so hard to fight because it's always on my mind. Thinking about maybe it's finally time i win some.:noes: :noes: :noes: :noes:
     
  2. Esp69st

    Esp69st Who's talking about OIL... bitch you cooking

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    I know a doctor who lose everything, his practice, house, cars, family, and owe everyone money.... it's sad. I hate gambling for that matter. and yes I've to vegas and I gamble just for the fuck of it.. I cashed $100 in quaters and played the slots for 2 days, had a great time and broke even.

    just do a search online how to fight your problem. or seek prof. help ASAP don't wait.
     
  3. Darketernal

    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    Its a wild gamble here and im not sure if it even works , but do you think you could replace the gambling addiction with playing computer games? Its not a good thing to replace one addiction with the other, but it will cost you less money and it will keep you occupied :dunno: ?
     
  4. PuppyCat

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    Try "Gamblers Anonymous".
     
  5. arpz

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    I almost became addicted to gambling. I say almost because at one point I rationalized to myself what I was doing and after that I just stopped. I was playing online poker and local poker games CONSTANTLY. The thing was I would always be up. I made $300 off of a $50 deposit in 1 night. The thing is the next night at 3:00AM, I'm about to go to sleep and this (now in hindsight) peculiar thought ran through my mind "You made $250 yesterday, and you're going to bed? You can easily flip it to $500".

    I was so tired and almost ready to go to bed. I had even "cashed out" online. Then I started playing. Long story short, I lost everything. I bought in for $20 the next day and went up and down, until I ended up around ~$250. The same thing happened again. This cycle continued until I was down $350.

    I didn't have any money left to gamble with and I met with a friend. We were chilling and I had an epiphany. I just squandered about 50 hours of my life trying to "double up", and ended up wasting my hard earned money. Even if I did double up - was it worth it? Was that money worth anything to me? The money that I started with in my bank account was all money from my job which I busted ass durnig school - it was a representation of my labor. Sure, poker winnings represented my skill and prowess over the game, but there was still luck involved.

    After that I realized it's not worth gambling - and you also won't be a good gambler - unless you are completely unattached to the money you are gambling with. Thus, I will not bet on anything unless I am in the financial and mental state where I can burn that money in front of me. Another way to look at it, all the money I lost was "a payment" for poker experience. All the money you gambled was "a payment" for the thrill and adrenalline rush you get from it.

    You never remember the victories, but you never forget the losses.

    Good luck bro.
     
  6. Jay Pheezy

    Jay Pheezy New Member

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    I can relate. I'm young and I have a developing gambling problem. I think I've sustained damage just because I don't have cash to fall back on. It's a bad addiction because whether you win or lose, you still do it. If you win, you want more. If you lose, you want to make up for your loss and then some. You should get serious and make a bankroll. Meaning, take out a small amount, and that will be the only money you're allowed to gamble with for a certain period of time. That's the best way to control and fall away from it.
     
  7. Turbonegro

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    This might not work, he might end up like the guy in the MMORPG addiction thread. :dunno:
     

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