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You’re addicted. You know it, and so do those who love and care about you. You want to get help but where and by whom?
These ideas should help:
- Learn what other gamblers have done to reign in their desire to gamble. From personal blogs to informative websites, find out what you can do to get help.
- Talk to your pastor or other religious leader. He/she will have great ideas to help you through the healing process and provide experts for you to see.
- Find out what you can online from experts in the field. Take their suggestions to heart and makes the steps necessary for recovery.
- Check online or in your phone book for listings of gambling agencies that can help. Gamblers Anonymous offers 20 questions to ask yourself when you believe you have a gambling problem.
- Talk to a relative or good friend about your problem. See if they will help you to take the first few steps to recovery. Having someone to talk to about your illness will help you to move forward.
- Find a new hobby that begins to fill in the gaps of gambling. Perhaps you enjoy horseback riding, golfing, or baseball. Surround yourself with the new hobby and get others involved who know what you are trying to do to change your life.
Gambling may be considered a sport, a way to just have a little fun, but when it begins to affect your business and family life in a very real way, you might want to consider the options above.