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by horrorfan
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Tools of Recovery
Replies: 0
Views: 42883

The Tools of Recovery

No one ever told me that recovery was going to be easy. It is something that we all have to work at on a daily basis. Life is full of ups and downs. It is how you deal with these which defines your recovery. I would always use a bad day or a personal problem as an excuse to go gamble instead of faci...
by horrorfan
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Free from the burden of gambling!
Replies: 0
Views: 42263

Free from the burden of gambling!

It is amazing to me how much gambing weighed me down. I never realized how good life can be without the burden of gambling. I no longer have to lie to friends and family and I no longer have to come up with new schemes and cons in order to get money. I can enjoy my life and make it what ever I want ...
by horrorfan
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Youth
Topic: Make the right choices in life
Replies: 0
Views: 9620

Make the right choices in life

Youth are now gambling before using drugs, smoking or drinking. The problem is that these adolescents often are not educated on the dangers of gambling. They hear about the dangers of drugs use, alcohol abuse and smoking but rarely is the topic of gambling introduced to them. The truth is that gambl...
by horrorfan
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Family & Loved Ones
Topic: Counseling for loved ones
Replies: 3
Views: 18522

Counseling for loved ones

If are a loved one of a compulsive gambler, there are resources that can help you. Loved ones need just as much help as the gambler. There are support meetings available to you, workbooks specifically geared towards family members and counseling services. Loved ones need guidance, advice and support...
by horrorfan
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Private counseling
Replies: 0
Views: 5965

Private counseling

The counseling services the FCCG offer are great!!! I know some people who have utilized this resource and have been helped a great deal by the provider. They say it gives them a chance to talk about all the problems they are experiencing in a safe atmosphere. Of course stopping gambling is the top ...
by horrorfan
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: The Dark Side of Gambling-Crime
Replies: 0
Views: 6209

The Dark Side of Gambling-Crime

We all know what effects compulsive gambling has on the finances, on relationships, on the emotional status of the individual but let’s take a look at the crimes that are committed by problem and compulsive gamblers. Individuals addicted to gambling will often turn to crime on order to obtain money ...
by horrorfan
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: College Students
Topic: Can College Students Afford to Gamble?????
Replies: 0
Views: 7864

Can College Students Afford to Gamble?????

I know that there are a lot of college students involved in gambling, but can they really afford to do so? I would think they are under tight financial restraints and have very little disposable income to waste. I have hear stories of students spending their tuition money or money set aside for food...
by horrorfan
Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Look out Florida, it's No-Limit Poker!!!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 42780

Look out Florida, it's No-Limit Poker!!!!!

Well, here it is folks, the new no-limit poker laws in Florida. After all this is what you have been clammering for right??? The opportunity to lose more money, much more quickly??? The opportunity to sit down at a table with some professional players from around the world just to say "I played with...
by horrorfan
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: College Students
Topic: New No-Limit Poker Rules could be a big concern....
Replies: 1
Views: 7967

New No-Limit Poker Rules could be a big concern....

With July 1st marking the new laws regarding limits on poker in Florida, there is a huge concern over the influence it will have on college students. There is no doubt that no-limit poker will attract poker professionals from all over the world that have avoided Florida because of the limitations th...
by horrorfan
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: NPGAW
Topic: PGAW Screening in Broward County
Replies: 0
Views: 6488

PGAW Screening in Broward County

Janet Gerner of Broward County Family Health Center conducted a screening day on March 8th in recognition of PGAW. It was a very successful day where 52 individuals were screened for gambling problems and supplied with FCCG materials and the HelpLine number to call for more assistance if needed. Of ...
by horrorfan
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Teenager Shot And Killed Over Dice Game
Replies: 1
Views: 11193

Re: Death of a youth over gambling

Unfortunately, until those working with youth realize that gambling among youth has a very negative impact, this kind of senseless loss will continue. There are free programs available for public schools, alternative schools, the DJJ population, and high risk youth that are not being utilized simply...
by horrorfan
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Family & Loved Ones
Topic: My saving grace
Replies: 0
Views: 7362

My saving grace

Family and loved ones of compulsive gamblers play an important part in recovery. For me, my family was my saving grace (and still is). Not only did my parents, siblings and wife support me in every way, but they also did something even more important. They never threw the terrible things I did back ...
by horrorfan
Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3 years clean, what a change my life has had....
Replies: 3
Views: 50796

3 years clean, what a change my life has had....

Well, I am a few days away from 3 years of abstinance. As I reflect back on the last 3 years of recovery I have made some profound changes in my life. My relationships have improved greatly, I am more willing to help others instead of being self centered. I have some stability in my life and more im...
by horrorfan
Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Office Football Pools: The Numbers are Rising
Replies: 3
Views: 12342

office pools

This is a big problem. The costs it incurs to the workplace is massive. There is lower productivity in the office, much more time is spent picking teams or bragging to others if they won or not. Plus, there could be someone in the office that anonymously has a problem and feels pressured to particip...
by horrorfan
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mi Historia, Mi Viaje. La vida se pone mejor!
Replies: 0
Views: 7400

Mi Historia, Mi Viaje. La vida se pone mejor!

Empecé a jugar a una edad muy joven, jugando el “poker” con mis amigos. Nunca tenía un problema con él juego hasta que gane un montón de dinero en la lotería hace unos años. Empecé a mentir a la familia y amigos para esconder mis acciones y realmente empuje de lado a todo el mundo que significaba al...