In reading the comments on the forum, we all sound like very intelligent beautiful ppl, and still we are possessed mentally by gambling. Why? I feel machines are designed to suck all us ppl in. Addictive is not the word! It is designed by a bunch of ppl who play on our minds to set us up to fail every time even when we win. Yes it is one of the top addictions to recover from. When you feel suicidal, guilty constantly after the event of a gambling binge and the anti depressants do not mask those feelings. I say to myself, wtf. As confused as I am, and having eight session in counseling with GA, and having another relapse is a disaster for me. Mind you I have had 2 hypnotherapy sessions and had plenty of advice from spiritual healers n still I go back to the pokies every couple of months losing. It is a never ending cycle and if I could put a spell on myself to stop forever I would. The feelings of guilt and the lows of losing are very frightening as this feeling goes on for days after. Questions of why I led to such an isolated habit always arise in my mind, we come from a country that is rich in facilities of rehabilitation and then they destroy it by providing a many ways of gambling opportunities available in every town. so that they can build there business. Me to I have overcome cigarette, marijuana, sleeping around with the wrong ppl and losing 30 kilos in my life. But I tell you this is the hardest addiction to conquer, but I know I am going to beat this demon. I prayer for everyone else here to.xox
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