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June 22, 2014
Hello all, I am a female uni student and recovering pokies addict. I want to pay it forward and offer help and support to those who are student and especially female. If you a female student and is currently hooked, I will provide you with support and experiences/insights how I overcome pokies problem and recovered from gambling problems from pokies machine. Drop me a message or email. I know sometimes it is hard to speak up to someone you know be it a loved one or family, that's why I am here to lend a hand or a ear.
This gambling behavior can be unlearn and you'll succeed one day! !
I also have a started a blog here, if you are ever interested, its here: http://silvialining.blogspot.com.au/
October 6, 2014
Hi Silvia, I am not a female student; i am 51 years old, mother of 2 teenage boys. I have been addicted to poker machine for 6 years. Recently I will be going to clubs for 3 - 4 times a week, losing 800 a day. I feel really bad and lonely and very sad, Today I join this forum to seek support and help. I just read your blog; and you are recovery addict. May I please ask you how/ where do you start from here? Today I have a bit of urge to gamble, I have been going to the club for the last 4 days Thu - Sun; to distract myself, I asked my son to go out lunch with me. I am really struggling with this addiction, be nice I am can contact you for some support and advice. Thanks.
June 22, 2014
Thank you for seeking help, you are very brave and Ii think that is a very important first step. I remembered when I reached out for help, such as going to see a counsellor, psychologist/psychiatrist and even attending the Gambling Treatment Clinic was tremendous help.
You can contact me by email: silvialining at gmail dot com
my email is also on the right hand side of my blog. look forward to hearing from you
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