Brett had a very normal family life but found that he was fascinated with numbers and analysing the odds of favourites winning horseraces from a very early age. He started gambling in earnest when he was 18 and like his friends it was part of typical social life. But Brett found that he continued gambling well after his friends gave up for the night. His gambling progressed and so did the lies, deception and isolation. Assisted by his family to seek help from Gamblers Anonymous in his early 30’s he couldn’t stay stopped and it wasn’t till about 9 years later when it was threatening his marriage that he returned to GA. Brett is now enjoying a new life has managed to be free from the desire to gamble for over a year.
If you’re having trouble with gambling and think that Gamblers Anonymous could help you then phone (03) 9696 6108 or see their website gaaustralia.org.au.