My Story of Gambling Addiction
My name is Jamie. I’m married and have a wonderful family. I’m a small business owner, former college athlete, and honor student. Basically, I probably look a lot like many of your friends and co-workers.
I’m also a former problem gambler.
For many years, I tried to quit gambling on my own. I could quit for short stretches—and even made it nine months at one point—but would eventually relapse and end up in even worse condition than before financially and emotionally.
Now, I haven’t gambled since July 15th of 2010.
How I Quit Gambling
I created this website and podcast as a resource to help address the growing issue of compulsive gambling. It’s not only for those struggling with gambling addiction personally, but also for loved ones and others that help compulsive gamblers as therapists or advocates.
I’ll share what I have learned over the past ten years that has made it easier for me to quit gambling and hope you can learn from my struggles.
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To reduce problem gambling and gambling harm.
My #1 goal is to help those with a gambling problem get on the path to recovery and a better life. Problem gambling is a treatable disorder that doesn’t need to ruin lives.
SHARE BEST PRACTICES
In sharing the things that have worked for me, I hope to provide inspiration and education on how others can also quit gambling.