Lockdown 3 & gambling

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so there we have it worzel gumridge and his fabulous goverment have booted the entire country into its 3rd ( i think ) lockdown 

obviously with  a vast majority of the population at their wits end with the mental strain these lockdowns are having

its really hard to see how a lot are going to be able to cope with this latest announcement , the strapline is "protect the NHS" but who is protecting us ?

i look around me and see friends with going bankrupt with failed businesses , people including myself nearly at breaking point by being locked in doors for months on end , relationships failing because of the strain 

i ask myself every day are these measures worth it.

anyway as we all know gambling is a favourite way to escape problems and i suspect a lot will be "turning to the tables" today , i remember at the start of the last one i lost £350 in the space of about an hour and i probably would be again this morning if i wasn't banned from all of them 

its going to be a hard couple of months how are you planning on dealing with gambling and a never ending lockdown !?! the 2 seem like a match made in hell to me 






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Posted : 5th January 2021 11:23 am
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There are other things you can do. A million other things. I am trying myself but it's obviously so difficult. 

Posted : 5th January 2021 11:43 am
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i think the term "a million other thing" is a bit of an exaggeration 

there's only so much tv and internet one can absorb in a day 

books are good but again libraries are closed to difficult to get new material if you are on a budget 

motivation for even simple tasks i am struggling with , i could quite easily sit and drink myself into oblivion every day 


Posted : 5th January 2021 12:14 pm
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It's human nature that when angry we try to find escape in our addictions.

Many started gambling, drinking, P**n, even Netflix addiction during the lockdown ?

And having wife, or family 24/7 at home is not great either.


This post was modified 3 years ago 2 times by Sejan7
Posted : 5th January 2021 12:59 pm
Posts: 145

Afternoon all, 

In my opinion,  I think most people are sick and tired of advices given from the government: stay at home, save NHS and save live. However, one should appreciate that times like this happens 1 in every 100 years. A disease that affects the world at large- the last one was the Spanish Flu. 


There are plenty of it these days. Only a suggestion, is to break up the days into activity blocks like a timetable- bit like school days. If the urge pops up, stop, take a few deep breaths. Go and watch a few Utube clips on recovery gamblers such as Only Phil or The winning hand.

Most people are in the same boat, so you're not alone.












Posted : 5th January 2021 3:57 pm
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I tend to agree with you maxmaher and its hard to know what to say. I This will be a real test of our mental health boundaries.

What I do it try and take control of my day back in any way I can. I turn off mainstream media (bar occasional reports and a medium I choose) and concentrate on having a calm and orderly day when I have time to meditate, listen to relaxing mood music and take regular exercise. 

Again its difficult to know what to say without sounding twee about it. Keep busy, keep organised, actively engaged and keep a sense of purpose in what you are doing. 

To quote  HAL 9000 🙂 "I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do."

You have to draw deep on feelings like that......deep!

Im not saying its easy but I simply have to cope rather than sink. I dont think of gambling now as something that I want to do. On this site I have to say that gambling was never the answer to stress in life. All that does is add to our problems in an overwhelming way.

Best wishes to everyone on the forum

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Posted : 6th January 2021 2:41 pm

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