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Recuperation from an Addiction to Gambling

Recuperation from an Addiction to Gambling

My name is Catherine, and I am a recuperating compulsive dependent gambler. Jan 29th, 2007 will be my 10-year point in recuperation, yet will always remember where I have originated from with betting dependence.

Gambling addiction took away my life without killing me, it took away my family, friends, occupation, my house, and almost ruined my love life with my husband. It cost me more than what money can buy. Also, I wasn't aware I had psychological and psychiatric problems until some years later.


I felt depressed, frustrated and angry.


My First Unsuccessful Self-Murder Attempt

I opened my eyes in a room at the hospital, I could feel my wrist wrapped up in bandages, I heard people talking about knives, but I lost conscious again. The only thing I can recall was everything turning blank. At present I understand it was a total mind and body collapse. A total system failure. After that, I went to see a dependence/emotional crisis centre.


Everyone checked on me to make sure I didn't attempt killing myself. A rehab specialist supervised my situation. Not to forget I was a gambler without self discipline as well. For my gambling addiction, I got help from an addictions counsellor.

I tried quitting gambling without external help, but it was futile instead I had delved more into it; worse still, I even gambled when in rehab. Clearly, my situation wasn't hopeless.

Regardless of my extended stay in rehab and my several efforts to end it all.


What Has Happened To Me?

it's known as DEPENDENCE It is an illness that is so difficult to subdue. But can be done. What's more, this wasn't my last time I would work this circuit.

In some years later, I tried to end my life not due to gambling specifically rather my imprudence relating to monetary issues, and this showed the flaws in the effort I put into getting better physically and mentally.


First lesson? A well-balanced recovery plan. In any case, in 2006 I likewise simply needed to be ordinary, live in recuperation without taking medicines for mental/intense subject matters. Hence, I ceased taking them believing it was just the gambling that was inducing my mental malady issues of PTSD, manic depression, mild mania anxiety and bipolar insomnia cycles and OCD. So, in a period of two weeks with no medications? I was back to intense depression and wanting to commit self-murder. So what helped me? Without been pressured, I began taking my medicines. I was clearly at that period of anguish which was depressing.


Back in the healing centre once more, an additional 16-day emergency focus stay and days of suicide watch.

When discharged this time, I had learned from my mistakes that I have to use drugs to manage my mental/emotional health and happiness as they refer to this as being "dually diagnosed or dual diagnosis."

Along with the bitter moments in recovery, when they remind me to have faith, I took some life lessons out of it. Too bad if I did not get any lessons, I won't see how much I changed in life. Even if you don't get to choose your addiction, you may hit some rocks during recovery, and you should be prepared for it.

Where Can I Be Going With This Part Of My Story?

Different destinations.

First, the practices and actions that we earn and learn within any dependence and "the cycle" of any dependence have to be discontinued and removed for us to have an opportunity at a very honest recovery. It is essential segment of the rehabilitation process is in harmony. Studying the techniques and instruments in detoxification and medical aid to terminate the process of dependence and clear a route for dissipating control, defence, self-justifications, and many more.

Second, come to consent that recuperation is a lifetime program. It is as crucial to accept as the first step.

And third, having a solid 'Relapse Prevention Plan' is essential for anyone who commences recovery and wants it for a relatively long period of time. We all believe that life occurrences take place. Even joyful or favourable occurrences, not only bad or grievous ones.

I think it is why Gamblers Anonymous requests the query in our combo book of "The 20 Questions" to view if you have a challenge with gambling. It is the reason they posture #19.) "Did you ever have a desire to commend any favourable luck by a couple of hours of betting?" It is an absolute YES! For me. When I got good fortunes, my first thought was to celebrate and have fun by gambling. Be that as it may, my habit was so terrible I required anything I could seize to recuperate, not simply Gamblers Anonymous.

I utilized my gatherings and associations there for my support and tuning in to other similarly invested addicts and keep my point of view of how deceptive and crafty this disease is. Frankly, those sites made me aware of how valuable my experience is during the remedial period same way the experience of others was of immense benefits to me.

We require to commence a speech regarding this still hush, hush dependence. We should destroy the "myths" about it. It is one approach to smash the "shame" around it, and around the individuals who live double analysed too. Truly, managing a psychological trauma while striving to attain a state of physical well-being is exacting; however outlining my travails, makes it clear that attaining a state of physical and mental well-being is feasible and every individual struggling with a rehab can have a life of laughter and happiness even during the rehabilitation period.