Feelings when I quit


Hi Ann,

It's my understanding from the GA Hotline and in talking with several couselors that the feelings you experience when trying to quit gambling are similar to the withdrawals symptoms cocaine addicts feel. It can affect different people different ways. I remember wondering what I would do to fill my time, what would I do for fun, being moody, unhappy, etc. rnrnHang in there -- it does get better. I use every meeting, tool, couselor, article, whatever to keep me from gambling because I CANNOT go back or I know it will bury me.

Sue

Hello Sue,

Thanks for your input, I find it very helpful. rnrnI'm hanging in there. I don't have a desire to gamble right now, in fact the thought of it makes me sick to my stomach. Mostly I'm having trouble concentrating and feeling very emotional.

Sue, I know what you mean when you say you can't go back to it. I can't either, I know that now.

I want to be free from all association to gambling one day, hopefully not too long in the future.rnrnI've got a busy weekend ahead so that should help me not even think about it.rnrnGood luck to everyone this weekend and keep posting. I miss the ones that haven't been around in a while

Ann

Hello Sue,

You are so right, money doesn't seem to mean anything to us, it's just the device that we use to satisfy our addiction or to escape, etc

Wow Sue, your story is so very inspirational to me. You've come a very long way and I'm so very proud of what you're doing to turn your life around. It hits so close to home and yes, while I was reading, I was thinking, this could very well be me one day soon if I don't stop gambling for good. Let's work hard together to never let this happen again to any one of us.rnrnAgain thanks for sharing.

Ann