Brad and James both grew up in normal families unaffected by drugs, alcohol or gambling and they both sought escape from life’s responsibilities through gambling.
Brad chose TAB betting on horses, dogs and sport whereas James preferred the pokies but they both found that their gambling led to a second life, hidden from family and friends. Gambling wasn’t really about the money; it was about forgetting the responsibilities of life. Eventually they each had to admit it to their family, sought help through Gamblers Anonymous and eventually were able to quit gambling. Once they felt hopeless but with the help of GA members they now have every reason to live life to the fullest.
If you’re having trouble with gambling, or has a friend or family member that does, then maybe Gamblers Anonymous could help – phone (03) 9696 6108 or visit their website gaaustralia.org.au.