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I need help.
January 5, 2015
2:12 am
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Dave
Far North Coast NSW
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Hi. I am a problem gambler and need help.

I am 35 years old living on the far north coast of NSW. I need help trying to get over my addiction. I have been gambling pretty much since I was 18 years of age. It was anything and everything until I was 32. My main interests was Greyhounds, Harness Racing and the pokies. I never bet much on the horses. I didn't bet much on sporting events either. When i turned 32, I was able to control my gambling for a couple years and barely gambled at all. I am now 35 and gambling hard on online casinos. I need to stop now. I know it will only be a mater of time before I look at Greyhound racing form if I do not stop.

I need help.

January 9, 2015
6:37 am
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Dave
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No words of encouragement by anyone to quit or no help?

I got paid yesterday and am broke apart from 60 dollars due to gambling online. Lucky I get paid from a different spot next week. I hope it lasts longer.

This is the second time I have come to a website designed for problem gamblers in my life. The first time no one bothered to help me. This is the second time no one has bothered to help me.

No help from anyone?

January 9, 2015
10:12 am
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Hi Dave,
Jordan from Gambling Help here. Great to see you online and talking about your problem gambling. Please don't feel there are no words of encouragement or support for you. It's a great first step that you've taken.
Are you at the stage where you would feel comfortable talking to a counsellor? Please let me know and we'll put you in touch with the closest counsellor in your area. If you're not quite there, you can also share your story in our 'Real Stories' section of the website.
Best,
Jordan.

April 6, 2015
3:12 pm
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sharbar
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Hi keep at it. I'm also new here and can't find my post yesterday. I need someone to ring when it gets too much and as a woman 48 scared of GA for the stigma attached.

April 9, 2015
3:06 pm
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Hi Sharbar,
Did you know we have a free 1800 line that you can call when it gets too much? Any time you want to chat, or if you need help. you can call 1800 858 858.
Don't hesitate to call!
Cheers,
Jordan
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June 2, 2015
12:02 am
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MKamanli
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GH Admin said

Hi Sharbar,
Did you know we have a free 1800 line that you can call when it gets too much? Any time you want to chat, or if you need help. you can call 1800 858 858.
Don't hesitate to call!
Cheers,
Jordan
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Hi, I have been gambling ever since I was 18, I really want to stop this bad habit, but I do not know where to start. Can someone help me ?

August 31, 2015
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Hi MKamanli,
Thanks for your post – I was just wondering how everything has been going since your last post?
Gambling can be a difficult issue to beat but with the right support you can get there. If you would feel comfortable to call the number Jordan recommended above (1800 858 858) you can talk to a counsellor about getting some support. Most people find that they are glad that they have made the call.
warm regards,
Counsellor Sam

March 25, 2016
11:36 pm
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Nadia
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I hope you are fine now, Dave?

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