After reading some of the stories here, my situation is not really as bad as others. Although I have lost probably $5k to pokies, it still hurts. I have financial goals to achieve and spending $500 a month at the moment I can only see it getting worse. I am trying to self manage. The best way I’ve tried to stop gambling is just not going anywhere near somewhere that has pokies. If I want a drink, I do it at home or go to a friends. If friends go out to places where pokies are, I leave my wallet at home. I’m reading some of the stories on here and I think we can all do it. There’s light at the end of the tunnel for all of us.