Gamblers Anonymous - Angelo on 11APR2024

Thursday, 11 April 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Compulsive gambling

Angelo shares his story of developing a gambling habit through his family’s interest in betting on horse racing. Sitting with his dad on Saturday afternoons placing bets and listening to the races moved from a social pleasure into a full-blown obsession that led to compulsive gambling from his late teens. Gambling soaked up all of Angelo’s spare cash and meant that although he had a good income, he and his family just got by on the basics.

Gambling eventually led Angelo into significant debt, and he realized that there was no way that he could work his way out of it. He was fortunate to initially contact with Gamblers Anonymous, and taking recovery seriously from the start he was able to break his dependence on gambling.

If you’re having trouble with gambling, or have a friend or family member that does, then maybe Gamblers Anonymous could help – phone (03) 9696 6108 or visit their website for information and to see a list of local meetings.

If you are a partner, family member or friend of someone with a gambling problem you may find the help you need with a GAM-ANON group. The GA website has a link to their website and contact details:

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Thursday 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Talk on substance misuse, alcoholism and other addictions. Information on support groups is given.


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