the definition of addiction is that it is a battle you cannot win.  Just like you always remain addicted so there is no end.  You can stop active addiction, but in my opinion that is more than just stopping because you are tired.  Going to a meeting can be instructive there are GA meetings but also AGOG meetings but also an AA, NA or CA meeting is fine as there are more similarities than differences.  good luck

So a drug addict who is always addicted. I disagree because addiction is in your own hands. Someone who relapses after 10 years is no longer an addict in my eyes. And discussing your addiction in a group seems very good to me, but I think you should always try to stop yourself. You have to see it this way, stop smoking. You have the colt turkey method and stop taking pills. Which is the best, of course cold Turkey I think because you fight with your own. And that’s how I see gambling now. I’ve had it all and don’t want to get anything back. I now look forward and not back. Thank you very much for your response

On 6/26/2017 at 5:20 PM, Nadan said:

So a drug addict who is always addicted. I disagree because addiction is in your own hands. Someone who relapses after 10 years is no longer an addict in my eyes. And discussing your addiction in a group seems very good to me, but I think you should always try to stop yourself. You have to see it this way, stop smoking. You have the colt turkey method and stop taking pills. Which is the best, of course cold Turkey I think because you fight with your own. And that’s how I see gambling now. I’ve had it all and don’t want to get anything back. I now look forward and not back. Thank you very much for your response

correct once addicted always addicted I know stories of people who relapsed after 20 years. I hope and grant you a life without gambling let that come first, however and then I speak for myself if I go it alone and keep fighting my addiction sooner or later it will go wrong.

Of course you don’t have to believe me but I have had almost 30 years of active addiction to both substances and gambling and have been in recovery for 5 years now with the necessary relapses and almost 2 years clean and sober now and even longer free from gambling. Been working as a volunteer in addiction care for a few years and have been going to 1 to 3 meetings weekly for 4 years, where I have heard the shares of many addicts. I first had lifestyle training then had 2 outpatient clinics and a clinical admission and more than 4 months in safehouse but of course you know better…

good luck


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It’s a shame after all these years, though. But I personally find an addict who does not know a day without. So if you haven’t gambled for two or five years, I don’t think you’re addicted, you just have a weak quality. I wish everyone a gambling-free world. What I just can’t understand is that they should just ban it. Just look how many people are in debt. They ban everything except gambling. How is this possible?

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