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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
If you or someone you care about has a
problem with gambling and you need immediate help call
Gambler's Help on 1800 858 858 or Gambler's Help Youthline on 1800 262 376
(from within Australia
only). Other ways to get help
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My life is almost perfect. I have two wonderful children, I have a great job running my own successful business. I have a lot of friends, a beautiful house, I drive a luxury car.
I joined the challenge after 20 years of gambling and realising I have an addiction to poker machines. I could go to the races or have a bet at the TAB - and would just bet a few dollars, However
Wasting your life is what gambling is. I gamble on sports betting and horse racing. I thought I knew sport. I thought I knew AFL. I thought I studied the form and put the work in to pick winners.
Just new to this but would love to get some inspiration to stop gambling. I am in a really bad place financially and need to stop.
I know how everyone is feeling I'm only 24 and been gambling almost daily for around 6 years.
Hi I'm new here and would like to share my story. I've had a gambling addiction for 14 years and my last visit to the venue has just made me realize just how sick and tired I am of this.
Wow. Your stories are so sad but they are mine. I am the zombie who sits in front of a machine for hours on end
My name is Shayne and I am writing this letter to express my gratitude
in your service and the brave efforts of the people who are the face of
your campaigns and share with you my journey of leavi
I am 29 and been gambling even since I was 18. Before you know, it's over 11 years now.
20 years of gambling and a wasted life. I used to enjoy gambling. I actually enjoyed a trio of compulsions/addictions. My treat after a hard day's or night's work was to go to the loca
There are many ways to seek professional and anonymous help for your own, or your loved one's problems with gambling.