Stopped alcohol...developing small gambling problem!

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Escape is my friend.  So now that I don't escape with alcohol (a little over 2 weeks)...I notice I am going to the store more often and buying scratch tickets.

The tickets have become something I look forward to.  And because I am not WINNING all the time I am spending money.  Maybe just as much as I did drinking. 

Did anyone else turn to a different VICE when they stopped using alcohol?

The last time I stopped for 8 replacement for immediate gratification was buying anything at the store...even if it were just a candy bar.

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  • Posted

    Misssy have you seen your own dr about the problems you are having.

    could it be IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

    • Posted

      Thank you for caring about my stomach....I will see my Dr. this Thursday..I wanted to go yesterday SO bad....and could have..he is there on Sunday...but on Thursday he will have blood results from the Rheumatoid Dr. I went to last week and then I don't want to have to go both I'm hoping it will clear up by then.

      He is aware of it...because i called in for something to stop the maddness..but I took one pill and NEVER again....I had bad side I just keep on...until Thrusday.

    • Posted

      possibly IBS or colitis...or gallbladder issues..or infection...I will see my Dr. Thursday..I would go TODAY if I didn't have other obligations.

      Thank you vickylou.

  • Posted

    Missy 2 where do u get all the money to fund your gambling.
    • Posted

      Richardt, whilst misssy2 is capable of answering that question herself, I am intrigued as to why you would ask such a personal question, what on earth has it got to do with you or anyone else where she gets her money from!  Where do you get your money from to buy your alcohol?

      your question is of no help whatsoever or indeed anything to do with the question misssy2 asked. Unbelievable!!!!

    • Posted

      The same place I got m money to fund my alcohol...LOL.


    • Posted

      yes and finding money for booze or gambling is something a lot of people are struggling with and tricky to deal with...two problems are a lot and I am not an expert on gambling at all..only know about NOT drinking as before and slightly more money in my bank account than before.
    • Posted

      Thats great Robin smile...always nice to have more money.

      I'm not doing both right now..just gambling...I was really bad today....OMG. 

      The biggest problem with what i am I am realizing I am spending more money on gambling that I was on drinking....and I'm AFRAID...I will start to think...geeze....I spent less drinking....and that I should have drink...instead. 


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