Hey I wish I could stop gambling. I was surposed to go to the movies yesterday with my girlfriend but I thought I would go to the pub instead and bet on the horses I lost all of my money. I came home thinking I could win it back on my phone betting apps I lost more. I get anxious knowing I’ve lost so much money. I want to stop life’s better then betting on the weekend Thanks


Hi Tim,

Thank you for sharing. I think many people reading your post can relate to your story. It is completely normal to feel anxious and guilty after spending all your money on gambling. You mentioned that you wish you could stop gambling, but by reaching out for help you are certainly taking steps in that direction. It sounds like you are just starting out on your journey and you’ve taken a very courageous step. The best way to overcome gambling is by seeing a face to face counsellor. I would encourage you to phone the Gamblers Helpline on 1800 858 858 and have a chat to determine where your closest gambling counsellor is. The Gamblers Helpline is 24/7 service where you can access support any time if you need it, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Take care,

Counsellor Sam

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