Addiction

Therokerroar

Subs Bench
Does anybody on here willing to admit they suffer from or have suffered from addiction.

My addiction is gambling ,it has destroyed every little part of my life. I gamble to chase the substantial amount of money I have lost.... In reality I know this can never occur but yet I cling onto that hope.

I've lost friends relationships self respect..ive even been sleeping rough in the past because of gambling.

I used to be really discriminatory towards others that suffer from addiction...but that was so wrong of me.

Gambling is all I've ever known...my safety net ...do I want to break away from it... Nope is the honest answer but the future is a very scary place indeed for me...I wish I could just walk away.....but I'm already planning my next pay day...

If anyone on here suffers from addiction or has suffered I salute you for your openness...and good look battling it....admitting it is a huge step

By the way im very lucky indeed ....I read foggys posts and stuff about Luis Enrique daughter dying aged 9 and I'm thankful that I still have my physical health....
 

Jon Dough

Full Back
Friend of mine gambled roughly £100,000 in a year,lost it,i have been into a casino with him when he won £12,000,he gave me the money for safe-keeping (I don't gamble) then his eyes started to glaze over as he saw the tables,walked out with about £3,000 left,doesnt gamble at all nowadays,has a million quids worth of property and is back on an even keel,the only winners in gambling are the bookies and casinos.
 

Tex

Striker
I go back and forth between thinking the root of addictions are genetic predispositions triggered by environmental factors, (and thus a disease of sorts), and on the other hand thinking people with addictions are just weak.

I have zero sympathy for smokers who must be among the weakest and stupidest people on the planet. The ill effects of smoking have been known and publicized since the 1960s and yet people still take it up under the illusion that it’s cool and the ill effects won’t harm them.

There was a class thread on here years ago by a poster who was a gambling addict. He recounted betting his entire wad on a tennis match and the emotional roller coaster he went through point by point as his whole lifestyle was on the line. I think he was so exhausted after that he finally gave it up. Can’t remember his user name - anyone else remember that?

To the OP you seem like you’re in deep. If you really want to get out of this you need to get help from Gamblers Anonymous etc.

I guess that there are two kinds of people. Those who go into a casino and get a rush thinking they’re going to walk out with a jackpot, and those of us who go in filled with cynicism knowing the likelihood of coming out ahead is slim. If you think you can beat the house in Vegas step outside and ask yourself who’s paying that leccy bill.
 

anth

Winger
I guess that there are two kinds of people. Those who go into a casino and get a rush thinking they’re going to walk out with a jackpot, and those of us who go in filled with cynicism knowing the likelihood of coming out ahead is slim. If you think you can beat the house in Vegas step outside and ask yourself who’s paying that leccy bill.
thankfully I fall into the latter category. If I go into a casino and I haven't for 10 years. I had a compartment in my wallet as happy to lose as basically me paying for an evenings entertainment. If I came out with any of that at the end then that's a bonus. I had a separate compartment for alcohol/food/taxi.

These days my addiction is diet fizzy pop. I have cut right down, I used to drink a 2L bottle while at work, then another pint or so on an evening. It started with picking up a meal deal on my way in that included a 500ml bottle, then I was finding I was thirsty by about 10.30 and not fancying water so I started buying another 500ml for then, and then going to the shop nearby in the afternoon for another one. Then I realized it was cheaper to pay £1.60 for a 2L bottle from the shop than it was to pay £1 on a morning and another £1 in the afternoon and get half as much. Basically being tight.

These days I get flavored fizzy water instead but I do still have about 500ml worth a day.
 

jjarra_mackem

Midfield
The house always wins. Ive been lucky that ive come out on the front foot from my 3 visits to the casino.

Won a car and was 100 quid up. Which is all well and good but seeing people sink 100 notes on a single number, its scary.

You sound like you need help. Reach out to gamblers anonymous. Cant erase the past but can hopefully help you forge a better future
 

PTR

Striker
I'm very addicted to sugar. If I don't eat it, I feel sick and tired. I'm massively overweight because of it.

Tried to break the addition many times without much success. I'm going to have another go once things calm down with the twins.
 
booze for me wouldn't say im an alcoholic but booze has defiantly had a negative impact on me, usually causing me to do stupid things that nearly destroyed a family....

it makes me laugh how much tabs, and gambling and drugs have such bad reputations when booze is just as fucking bad

i bet more lives have been ruined by drink than the above put together.....
 
booze for me wouldn't say im an alcoholic but booze has defiantly had a negative impact on me, usually causing me to do stupid things that nearly destroyed a family....

it makes me laugh how much tabs, and gambling and drugs have such bad reputations when booze is just as fucking bad

i bet more lives have been ruined by drink than the above put together.....
gambler...

mine was gambling, Rang sense and they gave me 12 free counselling sessions in sunderland, was class and would defo recommend
 

Wilfy

Striker
The house always wins. Ive been lucky that ive come out on the front foot from my 3 visits to the casino.

Won a car and was 100 quid up. Which is all well and good but seeing people sink 100 notes on a single number, its scary.

You sound like you need help. Reach out to gamblers anonymous. Cant erase the past but can hopefully help you forge a better future
What kind of car?
 

Nukehasslefan

Goalkeeper
I used to smoke tailor made cigarettes and moved onto hand rolling tobacco until 5 years ago, nearly.
I also went out drinking a lot with darts and snooker/pool and stuff.
Naturally I refused to say I was an addict...but that's exactly what I was....just not as extreme as some yet certainly more extreme than others.

I managed to give up smoking and drinking in terms of going out regularly.
I go out a few times a year and the odd barbecue where I'll have a few pints/cans.

The best thing I ever done hands down was give up smoking.
As for gambling. Luckily I was put off gambling very early.
I was on a youth opportunity scheme thing when I left school. £23.50 a week. I would go for the bus at the end of the week after picking up my wages and walk to the bus depot with a workmate. He'd stop off at church street fruit machines and put all of his money in to them.
The sickening look on his face was enough to ensure I didn't gamble like that.
The most I bet on is a few quid on the grand national and the odd quid on the odd fruit machine at the shows or whatever, plus the odd few quid on a football coupon.
All in all I'll likely spend no more than a fiver a week, sometimes less.

The one addiction I do have that I cannot stop and refuse to stop is the addiction of loving my family.

I feel for anyone who has an addiction. It's certainly not easy to rid yourself of an addiction no matter what other people say.
When someone walks in and addicts shoes...only then can anyone appreciate the struggle of being one, is.
 

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