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You are not alone.

Many people have experienced problems with gambling, either directly or through a family member.

Here you can read the stories of how others have overcome gambling problems. Or you can tell your own story and help others who are dealing with the same issues.

Real stories

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These are real stories from people who have overcome or are dealing with the impact of problem gambling. We hope you find comfort and strength in each other's stories.

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Sharing your story

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Sharing your story can have a profound impact on others, helping people feel less alone. Sharing your insight into recovery and the challenges you have faced sends a powerful message that overcoming gambling problems is possible.

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Help is just a click away. Available immediately, there is no need to make an appointment to access free 24/7 support via chat or email. It's free, easy and convenient and available to anyone affected by a gambling concern.

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Fight for you

100 day challenge

The 100 Day Challenge is an online support service where you can set goals, keep a diary, get tools and tips for controlling your gambling and enlist support friends and family to help you get through the challenge.

Fight for You

  • Thibeau

    Since 2015 I started betting on sports. It started with a friend telling me 'Well tonight this team ...

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  • Jake O

    I started gambling when I turned 18, my work colleague was into poker and I was fascinated with the ...

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