I have had my second session with the gambling counsellor so I am on the wagon yet again and trying to quit gambling for the umpteenth time.
I think I am in a lot more trouble than I have been admitting to myself with this gambling addiction. I lapsed again. This time to the tune of 250 dollars. I'm not sure what comes next now.
I relaxed my guard against my gambling addiction by letting myself think I might be cured of it. That led to a couple of lapses and, suddenly, I was fighting to avoid a complete relapse.
Some information about addiction and how I handled my lapse back into my gambling addiction. The difference between a lapse and a relapse and the use of positive self-talk to prevent relapse.
As a recently recovered gambling addict I have a passionate hatred for the gambling industry. This is my rant about discovering the Woolworths-Safeway company profits from pokies.