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by horrorfan
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Abstinencia es Felicidad
Replies: 0
Views: 7014

Abstinencia es Felicidad

Todos ustedes han oído hablar de "La Ignorancia es Felicidad". Digo que "Abstinencia es Felicidad". Cada día me despierto, le doy gracias a Dios por haberme dado las herramientas para una mejor forma de vida. Nunca pensé que la vida podría ser tan buena. No me malinterpreten, hay todavía muchos défi...
by horrorfan
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: H.A.L.T. words to live by...
Replies: 3
Views: 51333

There is help for you. There are counselors you can see and GA meetings to go to there are recovery workbooks that can help you. You can arrest this addiction if you really want it. I have been there, just like you, broken, feeling down, but there is light at the end of the tunnel, there is hope. Yo...
by horrorfan
Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: H.A.L.T. words to live by...
Replies: 3
Views: 51333

H.A.L.T. words to live by...

H.A.L.T. is something i learned when i first came into recovery. Basically it means never make a decision when you are too hungry, angry, lonely or tired. It sounds simple but the meaning is very deep and should be adhered to at all times. When gambling, i never thought about the consequences of my ...
by horrorfan
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Voluntary Exclusion from Florida Casinos
Replies: 1
Views: 46064

self exclusion

You can contact the pari-mutuels. They are controlled by the DBPR of Florida. They have a good self exclusion plan and once you exclude form one, you are excluded by them all. The pari-mutuels are Isle of Capri, Mardi Gras and Gulfstream park. The are all the ones that have slot machines in addition...
by horrorfan
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Youth
Topic: Youth and Gambling
Replies: 3
Views: 18101

Gambling at school

You are right, i used to gamble in school all the time. We would play cards at lunch time, after school and at night. There was never any talk about the problems of gambling, it was all alcohol and drugs. I know there are some good programs out there to help educators become more aware of the danger...
by horrorfan
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Abstinance is Bliss
Replies: 1
Views: 46715

Abstinance is Bliss

You have all heard of "Ignorance is Bliss". I say "Abstinance is Bliss". Each day i wake up , i thank God for supplying me with the tools for a better way of life. I never thought that life could be so good. Don't get me wrong, there are still many shortfalls, frustrations and unpleasant experiences...
by horrorfan
Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Story, My Journey. Life does get better!!
Replies: 3
Views: 52602

2 years clean and feeling great

I just celebrated by 2nd anniversary with out placing a bet. It feels good to be where i am today. I often look back on my past and wonder how i got in so deep so fast. i don't dwell on the past because that is bad, but i never forget. Life is so good now, even better than before i was gambling. Bei...
by horrorfan
Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: My Story, My Journey. Life does get better!!
Replies: 3
Views: 52602

Yes, I am. Each day gets a little better and I look foward to things that I always took for granted when I was gambling. I have a much better relationship with family and friends. I am not lying anymore and lying was my life when I was active. I am trying to spread the word to others who are sufferi...
by horrorfan
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: College Students
Topic: Gambling at school!
Replies: 3
Views: 14815

Gambling at school!

When I was going to college, I would play poker 3 or 4 nights a week. My friends and I would meet up and play all night sometimes. Looking back on it now, if I would have concentrated on school more than playing cards, I would have got A's and B's instaed of C's and D's. This may have had a huge aff...
by horrorfan
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: My Story, My Journey. Life does get better!!
Replies: 3
Views: 52602

My Story, My Journey. Life does get better!!

I started gambling at a very young age, playing poker with my friends. I never had a problem with it until I won a lot of money on the lottery a few years back. I started lying to family and friends to cover up my actions and really pushed everyone away that meant anything to me. Once I was in the g...