Having been exposed 83 days ago to my wife, family and friends I now realise that compulsive gambling is a terrible disease that eats away at every inch of our lives.
The lies, the money the constant anxiety and stress.... the problem is we feel so alone and so isolated, that the only way out is to continue to chase the big win and the problem-solving win.
But it never comes. All that comes is despair and more problems, distance from loved ones and family, friendships lost and forgotten, social time is non-existent. All that is left is a dream world we create within our mind, controlled by the addiction.
Nothing good will come and until we can truly believe this, recovery cannot commence.
Be strong, be open, be vulnerable and be honest. You will never get a chance like being at the bottom to get back to the top.