These are real stories from people who have overcome or are dealing with the impact of harm from gambling. We hope you find comfort and strength in each other's stories.
Having gone 18 months without gambling, I feel okay and am able to see the huge mess that I made. I have dreadful remorse and disgust for behaving so selfishly but I know that I was not in control of myself. I do not excuse my behaviour, but I accept that I was in the grip of addiction.
Gambling harm podcast: Inspiring stories of hope and recovery
There are many ways to seek professional and anonymous help for your own, or your loved one's problems with gambling.
If you need immediate help, please call Gambler's Help on 1800 858 858 or Gambler's Help Youthline on 1800 262 376 (from within Australia only). This service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is free and confidential.