I was sexually assaulted and as my life spiralled out of control I pushed all my friends away as it was easier to be alone. Alcohol and poker machines became my only friends and I could do it all alone. I’ve worked hard for the past 10 years in a good paying job that helped my poker machine addiction I have nothing to show for it and still isolate myself. Enough was enough when I put through $900 in one gambling frenzy. I had myself excluded from my regular RSL I was so embarrassed and contacted Gambling Help it’s a start but I want a better life and to be healthy both mentally and financially.
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