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Had enough of the cycle
November 15, 2014
1:56 pm
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Patrick
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Hey all just signed up here feel like I need to reach out to people maybe going through the same thing I am... addicted to the pokies.

It seems every Sunday I say to myself that's it, and then Thursday comes around and I'm back on the horse again.
Trying to control the urge sometimes seems impossible.
I think the worst thing is I can afford it. I'll pay all my bills and never borrow money to gamble but I'll still put $300 through a machine.
This week was bad $600 last night and today.

Guess I've just had enough I really have but it seems even when I tell myself that it's in the back of my mind a pokie machine laughing saying "Righto mate good luck with that."
It's like it knows I'll struggle and be back on Thursday.
Trying to control that urge is sometimes impossible. I need help, need tips for trying to get through it before I lose my girlfriend and more money... Help.

December 8, 2014
6:14 pm
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I hear you,I've been addicted to poker machines for nigh on 15 years,I have tried numerous times,and yes I can afford it too.But here's the thing ,I don't want to afford it,it destroys my self esteem lowers my saving potential and effects my moods thus relationships suffer..I have spent 1000s or even hundreds of thousands and I've had enough! The return is laughable and quite shameful,,so if you Patrick want to throw any questions my way go ahead,but I have one for you,is there any group therapy in the inner Sydney area??

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