Hi my name is Sam. I know I keep saying I want to quit and I really do but it’s so hard. I know I got a gambling problem with horses. I lost $6000 in three days. Think I want to die, that’s the only way I can stop. Please someone help me because I’m sick of losing all my work money and credit card money. Life sux when you gamble. Don’t know what is worse, drugs, drinking or gambling- it all kills you one day. Someone help me please. It’s so hard everyday and night not thinking about gambling. When you’re gambling it so hard to stop chasing your losses. When you win it back you want to win more, then you lose it all back and more. Please someone help me stop.
Hi Sam, It really sounds like you are in a difficult place at the moment. I know it can feel very overwhelming when you have lost a large amount of money in a short period of time, especially after you have tried to stop gambling before. I know many people reading this can certainly relate to how you are feeling right now. What you write about chasing your loses and not wanting to stop when you win is also very common- many gamblers who I see tell me the same thing. I understand how bad things must feel at the moment. The important thing to know is that there is help out there for you to stop your gambling. There are free treatment centres throughout NSW where you can talk to professionals who are trained to help people just like you stop gambling. You can find where the closest service is to you by calling the 24-hour GamblingHelp hotline on 1800 858 858, or by going to the “Need Help?” or “Take Action” sections of our website:¬†http://gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au . By reaching out you can find someone who can give you the help that you need. Don’t give up hope Sam, and remember that there is always help out there for you! All the best, Counsellor Sam
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