Ram had a pretty normal family childhood growing up and he worked in the family business after he left school. Becoming frustrated with family after a few years he turned to using alcohol and smoking weed occasionally to get some relief. Ram also started trading shares and then foreign exchange before turning to pokies and online gambling to address his building anxiety.
Things took a turn for the worse when he had a very big win on online pokies but after deciding to stop gambling Ram lost the lot in one six-hour online pokies session. After further losses he realized that he couldn’t stop himself from gambling, accepted that he was addicted and sought help from Gamblers Anonymous. Listening to other gamblers share their stories at GA Ram soon realized that he too could quit gambling and has been able to stay stopped for four months and to want to help other gamblers quit too.
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 for information and to see a list of local meetings.