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I don't want to be an addict

Anonymous
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My parents are gambling addicts, it must run in our genes because last year I went with my mom to the casino a lot and wasted over $5000 in five months. That was the only period of time I've ever been to a casino. This year, I promise myself to never set foot in a casino again. But damn those slots machines are calling me. I couldn't resist and went twice so far, and lost $200. The casino also kept trying to lure me in, by giving me $200 free play every month so far this year.

But really I don't want to be an gambling addicts like my parents. Im already crying over losing over $5000 last year total. Im usually good with saving money too. But I just lose myself when I gamble.
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 4, 2015 at 7:24 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 4, 2015 at 7:26 AM
If you really feel the need to gamble, set a limit. Leave credit cards and bank cards at home and just take a $20 bill. If you can't even get control over that then seek some professional help
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 4, 2015 at 7:31 AM
Ive tried that but it's the coming back again and again...This year im already trying hard to just not go there at all

Quoting Anonymous 2: If you really feel the need to gamble, set a limit. Leave credit cards and bank cards at home and just take a $20 bill. If you can't even get control over that then seek some professional help
LadyLoir
by Member on Feb. 4, 2015 at 7:35 AM
Get in a program. NOW.

In AA and NA they talk about gambling and sex and other non alcohol or drug addictions as still being valid addictions.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 4, 2015 at 7:40 AM
You have to make a decision and keep to it. Don't go at all. Don't put yourself in the situation. You just set yourself up for failure. Get help. This will cause you ruin if it continues. I have seen it many times. There is no happy medium. You can't just go a little. It will get worse and worse. It is an addiction. Good luck!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 4, 2015 at 7:45 AM
Wanna know how to quit? I was a problem gambler when I moved to Reno. Got a job as a coctail waitress in a casino, honest to God within 5 days had quit gambling. Walking into a casino makes my feet and head hurt...Lol
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