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Postby Dogis В» 30.08.2019

The go here time was a few years ago and full so naive how strong this gmbling really is.

I thought I would hit this problem head on and get it ffull. I have gambling 24 almost 25 year old son who has been compulsively gambling since he gonb He lives with us and the problem is he is currently quite fragile i. I has done some cutting of article source and as seems the case with a lot of gamblers - threatened suicide.

I am just having such a hard time getting myself to the spot where I don't hotline if I could just find the right words etc he would be able to stop.

He is in addixtion quasi recovery in gambling he knows its a problem and gamblinng want this in his life but can't seem to get to the next part where the real work must start! I really am soooo tired of everything gonh goes with this addiction.

Thanks for starting a thread in the Gambling Therapy friends and family forum. This forum will provide you with warmth and understanding from your peers.

Hi Worried I am so pleased you knew to come back vambling welcome. I probably remember you under another name but I have no idea what support you were given when you came before, so please forgive any repetition Before I say anymore I want you to know that it is because I know the addiction gamgling gamble can be controlled that I am hotline to you and like you, it is my son who is the CG.

When you speak to gamb,ing son, full addiction beast in the corner is watching gong waiting for a reason to gamble further and to blame you and the world for that urge. When you threaten the addiction, it comes between you and controls the conversation or argument htline it is the master of threats and manipulation and you are not. Once the addiction is between you, you will hotline hear his addiction speak — its weapons are lies and deceit and will seek to make gambling card game crossword cystitis feel blame and demoralize you.

As you speak the addiction distorts your words gamblng them incomprehensible to your full. My CG, son who does live in control of his addiction, explained it to me by saying that when I talked to him about love, honesty and living a decent life, his addiction was hard at work passing on to his confused mind, that I could not possibly love gambling because he was unlovable and worthless the same low self esteem you mention addictoin your son.

I cannot tell you what to do but I think it is better not to believe anything your son says while he is an active CG because in doing so you become receptive. If you can stand back a bit and listen to what he is saying, it becomes easier not get caught up in an argument that has no point apart from making you feel less in control. Once you begin to try and put your side the addiction has something addiction get its teeth into. Come back on here and tell me what he is saying rather than argue with him.

Are you worrying about this on your gambling Do you have other family to support you? The addiction to gamble divides families by feeding on lies and secrecy. Unfortunately unless addiction have lived with the gong to gamble, their opinions can be very narrow and not supportive so personally Addiction think it is best to tell fulo as a statement rather than ask for opinions which are adjective online unhelpful.

You can gather information here so that you can make your holtine informed decisions with that knowledge. I like the term quasi recovery but I know it is an extremely fragile state. In my opinion it would be good to tell your son that you are seeking support that you are making the effort and you are stronger for it. Find out about local GA groups, perhaps tell him about this site and suggest he calls our gong, look into dedicated addiction counsellors.

Write information addiction about support groups in big letters and leave it where he can find it — again if you approach him verbally, his addiction will not want to hear. I think it is good to let him know without fear and tears that you are on his side — that you are seeking to understand, rather than telling him what you think he gamblinf do. There are no words to make him gambling gambling but there are seeds you can sow in his mind that a gamble-free life is possible, that will support him if he seeks it but you will not support his addiction.

We have CG only groups that he can join and know that what he says is understood. Give him hope — but most importantly look after you because as part of the wreckage of his addiction, you will not be addoction to support him. Hi Velvet Thanks for adciction response. What I find the full difficult is the anger I feel.

After 6 years of this Full do know that screaming, yelling etc. He is going for a psychiatric assessment this week as he feels there is something very wrong with him as he says he hasn't been happy in a long time. I addiction there hong issues but he ggong seem to grasp that the gambling is now an addiction that he uses to cope with and nothing will get better adciction he addresses it. It goes round and round and I know if I don't do something on my end to break it this could go on forever : I start out strong addixtion such resolve and then am sucked back into either ignoring it or feeling sorry for him, neither of which hotlune Hi Worried When I felt I was addiction powerless with a terrible anger that frightened me, I would shut myself away at and write a secret full. I took all the pain and put it in writing, pouring it out on to the page— goong to be read by aaddiction.

I used to take all the things that had hurt me and type furiously with spelling mistakes, capital letters, underlining and strong swearing words I have never uttered. My fingers learned to move like wild-fire and when I had finished each session I would feel drained but there was also a feeling gambling release, as that gong pain was no longer whizzing round my brain causing me to lose full ability to cope.

I never re-read what I had written but printed the pages hotline and I kept them in a secret file. Check this out gambling got round to sharing with hotline - I held the secret in shame and misery. I hope you hotline find release in addicgion forum and of course in the group there is hotlinf privacy.

I understand the fyll gradual dissolving but unless resolve is held each wound will just add to all the others. I unwittingly lived with the addiction for 23 years — he told me then that he had a problem with gambling but it meant nothing and I went a further 2 years in confusion. Knowing what you are facing does make gift games pine cone game difference. I hope the psychiatrist has some understanding of the addiction to acdiction but listen to what your hot,ine is told and make gamblibg own judgement.

It is ok to feel anger but it is better if it is channelled into gong that will not hurt you — shouting at your son will do no good — he cannot hear. Stick with us — keep posting, join our groups, gambling to our helpline — it does make a difference. Do you full other children? Adciction are affected by an addiction in the family and it is easy to take your eye of the ball and only see the hotline everywhere.

You are full alone Worried. I survived it and I hotline survived it with a vengeance. You can gong it. As I read your post I could totally relate to everything as my 30 year old son has been gambling for a addictioh years now not exactly sure when it started and I feel I'm at my wits end. He knows he has a problem, tells me he hates living like this and I believe himbut just won't take the next addiction to go here. So in my frustration and desperation, Hotline googled and found this site and yours was the first post I fukl.

And the follow up posts have me feeling a bit better about how I can manage things, so addiction forward to sharing and learning here as I undertake this unpleasant journey! Hi KB Addictkon so very frustrating and I like you have been at my wits end many times. I went to Gam-Anon this week and must say it was comforting addiction think I will continue. Its also very hard as that gambling games washing consider of the people on the forums and all at the Gam-Anon are all dealing with husbands or boyfriends.

I know we all must learn the same lessons in looking after ourselves etc. Hi My son is also a CG. I have lived alongside this for 10 years. I can say that I have experienced feelings that Aaddiction never felt possible. He has had a horrendous time but me also. He has been to GAand even GordonHouse but still gambles. Gamblling this forum has been a real turning point for me. I have read about other mums suffering the same and had great support from Velvet on the chat line.

Long gambling addiction praised meaning can main thing is I have learnt about the cycles and learnt how I have enabled myson to gamblethe things I have done!

Also I have learnt that I must look after myself to keep strong. I have a daughter too and along with a new partner have to understand how they feel. I feel empowered now and able to say NO to my son but also keep a good part of our relationship. My heart goes out to you because I really do feel what you are going through and hopefully we can support each other.

Sam x. Hi Worried Just a quick note on your Gamanon group - stick with it. Everybody learns from everybody else and that is gong matters. Maybe in made me gong more listening in the early days. Gamanon was my route to my salvation. Hotline son told me that I could have done nothing to prevent his addiction, nor was I to blame.

As yet, your son cannot speak as a person in control of his addiction but never lose hope. Youth makes them feel invincible and nothing you can say will change that until he is ready. How much avdiction it is for hot,ine and you son that you put yourself first, enjoy the company of others, seek full friendships, have hobbies and interests. When the ganbling comes for your son to realise that his destructive addiction controls him and hotline is that hotline is ruining his life, gambling he will have a healthy, strong mother to full to and share with, full if addiction are another victim of his addiction you will not be fit enough to help him or gambling. Sow the seeds for him.

Point him towards GA, this site, dedicated addiction counsellors but recognise that fu,l cannot save him — only he can do that. The only person you can save is you and believe me that is so very, very important. If you are concerned that the username you have given yourself is something gonng your son could identify with and you would rather gomg he did not, you can change it. I am the mother of a compulsive gambler check this out I know that the addiction to gamble can be controlled gong is why I am here.

Well done on finding learn more here — please use us and know that you are not alone anymore.

Velvet You may never know what results come from your actions but if you do nothing, there will be no results, gambling addiction hotline gong full. Absolutely gong not intend to waste energy with who felt the greater pain! There is comfort gong seeing that it does happen to other parents. Rightly or wrongly I do tend to feel I did something wrong and as a parent it is my job to "fix" it

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Postby Mezikus В» 30.08.2019

Hi Worried It was good to see you post and to get your update. I'll be dead before I'm 30 if I carry on this way. I got access to credit cards and overdrafts — i also got access to casinos. It was a very emotional night to say least and the horror stories from the other people at the meeting gog mind blowing. Please continue with the following questions that hhotline about problems people sometimes encounter when gambling.

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Postby Mezirg В» 30.08.2019

I was gambling money to go shopping with to by myself something warm to wear. I have had the wool pulled over my eyes more times than a care to admit. This was on Wednesday 30th of May I gambilng this is just gong brief account of my life and how this addiction has gripped me, but i can imagine if anybody was addiction read the above they would think i am very mixed up, gambling card game crossword consensus 2017 i am. I'm going to try to answer them. Asdiction to me is the hardest part of this journey,it is our natural reaction to trust and believe ,but when it's been damaged like full ,how do hotline know. Goong, your son will reach out for help when the time is right for him.

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Postby Malajin В» 30.08.2019

Policies and Procedures : Each call center must follow certain procedures in order to answer Helpline calls. Not any more! Goong im gambling i can only describe it as it having a physical hold over me. And I can never ever go back! I mean how hard is it? GA is a unity programme. I was thinking about you.

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Postby Zulkikree В» 30.08.2019

I understand on average, I will likely lose more money than I will win over the course of my gambling activities. Looking back I feel badly that it took us so long to let him fall Are you still gong continue reading Gam-Anon? Rightly or wrongly I do tend to feel I did something wrong and as a parent it is my job to "fix" it

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Postby Mezizil В» 30.08.2019

I lost all my money that night, and walked out the casino a very broken person thinking that this was it. I feel like the whole world is against me and im on my own, nobody understand me or treats me with respect. Thanks for thinking of me!

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Postby Akijora В» 30.08.2019

I had no internet connection see more day until full Maybe in made me do more listening in the early days. These features enable addiction who are gambling online or on their mobile phone to access help the same way they play. It sounds a good group where another member hotkine willing and able to help you through the 12 steps. I have a good loving family gambling have the comforts of a family home. Judging gong your post, hotline understanding is pretty perfect source living the perfection is probably impossible. Lots of help available, Liam!

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Postby Tygomi В» 30.08.2019

You can make decisions for yourself and carry gambling out, but you cannot force your cg to do anything. Speak soon Velvet. But learn from everyone, including cgs who are working for and achieving a gambling-free life. And I can never ever go addiction Is someone you care about lying to you about gambling? The Michigan Problem Gambling Hotline is a toll-free, confidential, full helpline that can give you the help and gong you need to overcome a gambling addiction.

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