Hi my story starts when I turned 18 and legally aloud to gamble, I started off like most people small $5 bets on the Dogs and Horses and was really good at winning or just really lucky! As a few years went on and my better paying jobs came along I thought putting bigger bets on was fine starting at $10-$20 and now at my worse stage $50-$100, I Have found myself blood bone Broke a few times now and wasted my last $400 of my pay tonight I’ve said I’m going to stop the last 4months but I haven’t but it’s time to make a change and get real help and support from people I need, you will always be behind in money if you gamble so if someone is reading this I hope I can give you some support to quit like me, thank you for reading.
Thank you for sharing your story. I can hear that gambling has had a devastating impact on you financially. It must be incredibly difficult for you to manage after putting the last of your money into gambling. It sounds like you have tried a number of times to stop but haven’t been able to. It can be a long, hard journey but it sounds like you have turned your experience into a positive and used it to fuel your motivation to change. To assist you on your journey, I would encourage you to reach out and seek support.You may like to call the Gambling Helpline 24/7 and speak to a trained counsellor (Gambling Helpline 1800858858) who can refer you on to speak to someone you can support you to continue your road to recovery.
You can also visit the Gambling Help Site and look at the Self-Help-Booklet that can be used to help control you’re gambling. http://www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/Self-Help-Booklet-Web5.pdf