Real stories

You are not alone. Lots of problem gamblers and their loved ones have shared their experiences with us in the stories below. It’s important to know that many of these stories are raw and painful, but they represent a true picture of how people feel at the various stages of their journey to recovery. Since they first came to our site, many of these people have received assistance from Gambling Help services.


I am 21 years old and only recently have become subject to the gambling addiction. It started with just spending the small notes i had in my wallet to now the extent where I am... Read More...>
My father has been a compulsive gambler for many years now but he has recently become very bad...
I shared my story yesterday, and forgot to tell you all that all of us that do have addictions of any type, have to hit rock bottom, before we can lift ourselves up, and dust... Read More...>
Gambling is the worse thing anyone could be addicted to...
I shared my story yesterday, and forgot to tell you all that all of us that do have addictions of any type, have to hit rock bottom, before we can lift ourselves up, and dust... Read More...>
I am sharing this story to help others recover from, and avoid the far-reaching damage my gambling has caused
I am very fortunate to be able to say I am a reformed gambler, and it has been over 3 years since I last played a pokie machine. For about 5 years , on and... Read More...>
I think I have had a problem with gambling for years...
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