SRS Gambling.......

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  1. signal

    signal New Member

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    I'm tired of my compulsive gambling behavior. I've been struggling with this for a few year now and now it's just getting old.

    I've got all my bills under control and a lot of debt paid off in the last year. Now I have money to save, but it's really @#$^ing hard for me not to gamble it! I keep depositing money into my savings only to transfer it back to my checking for withdrawal little by little.

    I think I am obsessed with having money, wanting more and being a hell of a risk taker. I'm currently deployed overseas to Iraq and have nothing really to do in my downtime. We play A LOT of poker here, almost everyday there's a game. I've also been playing online which is really breaking my bank account. I've got it somewhat under control in that I haven't blown it all, but I've lost a significant amount that I could have saved.

    I haven't lost all control over my compulsive behavior, but I'm afraid if I don't do something now it'll always creep up on me. I don't want to go home on leave and blow all my money at the Casino or anything. I thought going overseas would get me away from gambling but I guess it's everywhere.

    Anyone have any good insight or resources I could use?
     
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    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    When you come back there's an anti gamble drug called nalmefene seems to do the trick by short-circuiting pleasure sensation areas of the brain.

    But since you are in Iraq, well its NOT a solution which i am going to give ,rather for the time being replacing a bigger evil with a smaller one.

    If you could possibly replace the addiction with another addiction by playing WOW or Runescape(preferably runescape since its less addictive), then hell you'd still be addicted BUT you'd save money if you'd played that silly game instead of wasting money. The idea is to find something even better then gambling but which at the same time doesn't involve such an incredible amount of money loss.

    You should own money, money shouldn't own you. Remember that.

    Addictions in itself are beyond terrible , the only thing that seemingly helps is throwing all access to it away, and be so ultra strict with yourself that every time you gamble you have to punish yourself by doing 160 pushups (increase as you get stronger) to make the 'bad feeling' while gambling , stronger then the pleasure feeling. That's the only way, hell you'd quit gambling if everytime you would do it you would be electrocuted, not that i am saying you should do something like that, but you get the idea.
     
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    I like what you're saying! I have tried doing other activities, but I'm going to keep trying until I find an activity that will captivate me. Some guys here do play WoW all fucking day and I've laughed at them, but hell it keeps them from blowing money I guess.

    I like the idea of doing pushups or working out whenever I get the compulsive feelings. I've actually got some muscle building supplements ordered that I hope will make me want to go to the Gym.

    I'll look into that drug when I get home, but for now I think I can do it.

    Thank you.
     

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