I am in a lot of debt since I started gambling i tried getting back what I lost but every time I go I loose more and more and get deeper in debt. Sometimes I feel like a failure and wish to get out of it. As soon as I get my salary I go back to see if I can win some more but I always come back empty hand I am so tired of losing all of my hard earned cash I cannot control myself wish I could get some help to stop gambling


Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your story here on real stories. It sounds like you’ve been really struggling with your gambling and it is causing you some significant stress. You mentioned that you have been going back to try and “chase” your losses, which is something I imagine many readers can empathize with. It can be terrifying feeling like you’ve lost control and spending all your money. It sounds like this is something that you are struggling with all by yourself, which can be an incredibly difficult thing to do. It can be really helpful to talk to someone to get some assistance with stopping gambling. I would encourage you to call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858, which is a 24/7 service, and they can help link you in with your closest gamblers help service. They can also link you in with programs such as self-exclusion. 

I wish you all the best.

Kind regards,

Counsellor Sam

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