Why Recovering Gambling Addicts Fail

You should be proud of yourself! I know that I am, because statistically only roughly 5 percent of people with gambling addiction are seeking treatment. Relapse is going to be a big part of our healing process.  I had one relapse, after being “clean” for a few weeks. I received an email from the bettingContinue reading “Why Recovering Gambling Addicts Fail”

Betting Companies Are Ruining Our Lives

Imagine this: you are sitting on the porch of your cottage on the Saturday morning. There is a  morning breeze and you can hear birds singing. Your wife is making pancakes in the kitchen and you can hear kids’ laughter while they are playing with the dog. After the breakfast, you start walking towards yourContinue reading “Betting Companies Are Ruining Our Lives”

Becoming a Gambler

Did you know that Tesla and Dostoyevsky were also gambling addicts? Tesla lost his tuition money, had a nervous breakdown and dropped out of school. Dostoyevsky’s “Gambler” is semi-autobiographical.*Learning that such great minds had the same problem as me was somewhat comforting, it made me stop questioning my intelligence and made me realize it isContinue reading “Becoming a Gambler”

Neck Deep in Debt

According to National Council on Problem Gambling the average gambler may have personal debts up to $90,000. I owe to banks €50 000, but their high interest rates and charges are likely to make the situation worse. Taking loans online is extremely easy, at least in Finland. If you provided the bank with a payContinue reading “Neck Deep in Debt”

My Life Before a Gambling Addiction

I was born in Estonia, in the beginning of ‘80s. I really want to skip the part where we were living in soviet times, when there were no possibilities to travel abroad or to buy groceries without a coupon. My childhood was happy, especially because we didn’t have mobile phones or computers. Life was somehowContinue reading “My Life Before a Gambling Addiction”