Everyday I here of compulsive gamblers who are continuing to gamble even though they have tried one recovery program or another. This is a story of a compulsive gambler named Robert who relapsed over and over again until he found the right recovery program.
Robert a compulsive gambler from the United States relapsed more then ten times in the last three years. He continues to search for a stop gambling recovery program.
He asked what made him go back to the casino after he abstained for at least three weeks or more? One day he realized that the gambling establishment's use of sub subliminal advertising was what bought him back time and time again. This was a major break through for Robert. Understanding this helped him to break his negative repetitive pattern.
He remembers driving to work at eight in the morning. The news came on and informed there was a hundred thousand dollar winner last night at the Casino. Then they continued to talk about it and continually repeat the words "someone has to win maybe that would be you." That's all Robert needed to hear. He called in sick and headed straight to the casino. He arrived and two hours later he lost a thousand dollars. He was depressed and very emotional. He had no idea how this happened again.
It's unfortunate but he continued to go down a self destructive path that seemed impossible for him to ever escape from. Along the mounting debt, his self esteem declined as each day passed. Robert was trapped. He knows gambling is no good for him
I have known gamblers to put thousands of dollars in one slot machine believing it will turn around. It's does not happen often, but just suppose the gambler hits for five thousand dollars. At that moment in time, the gambler feet great. He now believes there's nothing they can not do. It does not matter if they sat at that slot machine for five hours. Then with out realizing it a few hours later they lost all the money they had just won. After leaving they would head home and ask themselves how? Robert had done this hundreds of times only to go back again and again.
Robert was determined to stop gambling but he kept asking himself "How did this happen again? He once stopped for three months. During this period he was more financially sound and more relaxed and very content with his family. hundred dollar gift certificate to the gift shop at the local gambling establishment Christmas holiday. With his hanging tie wife, Robert jumped in the car and head to the gambling establishment. out the door and back to his car he thought maybe just one bet. He bought with himself for about five minutes which seemed like hours.
Robert decided it was time to stop. He was so accused of himself. He was now determined to stop. He found a self help manual and a private chat room and the rest is one day at a time. He's learned to confront these triggers and move forward. The I Stopped Gambling website helped him move move and deal with his gambling addiction head on.