How can a blog help a problem gambler?

            If you are a problem gambler, hopefully, following my blog will encourage you to stop gambling or find help, if you can’t stop.  You have options.   Some gamblers are able to stop on their own.  Maybe you’re one of them.  Or, you might need a self-help group or professional help.  The question is: What are you willing to do in order to stop?   If you’re the friend or family member of a gambler, I encourage you to get help for yourself, first.  You have options as well.

None of us like to admit we have failed and need help.  If you’ve made it to my blog, you’re already starting to worry that your gambling is out of control.  You know you need to stop.  You see how you lie to yourself, and others.  Secrets are a symptom of an addiction.  The addiction tells us not to tell anyone.  The addiction wants to perpetuate itself.  Don’t listen to the addiction.  Listen for the healthy voice that tells you the truth.  The sooner you change your behaviors, the sooner you will have different outcomes.  You can stop if you want to.  Others have, so can you.