10 Steps You Can Take To Stop Gambling Today

Connect your gambling with the the negative consequences its brought into your life.

STEP 3: JOIN A COMMUNITY OF RECOVERING GAMBLERS

Recovering in numbers is key.

STEP 1: GET RID OF YOUR MONEY

If you want to stop gambling right now, the first step begins by stopping to carry money. You trust that the program will solve your gambling problem, as long as you never give up on it.

These 10 steps are an excellent start to stopping gambling today.

If you have any unanswered questions or need to be pointed in the right direction email jason@livegamblefree.com

Jason is a recovered compulsive gambler of over 5 years and a certified professional life coach. If needed, list them out. Know that if they can do it, you can too. The only time casinos won’t let you gamble, is when you don’t have what they want……money.

STEP 4: SUBMIT YOURSELF TO A PROGRAM OF RECOVERY

What does this mean exactly? It means you must submit,commit, & trust in the program of recovery you choose. Inpatient Treatment is another. Combat this with the previous 9 steps & a one on one coach, sponsor, or therapist. Carry only a very small budget for food each day and thats it.( absolutely no more than $5). (because it is the truth).

STEP 7: REMIND YOURSELF WHY YOU’RE STOPPING, & FOR WHO.

Make a list of the people you love & love you back. Its best to find someone who’s been in your shoes, but hasn’t gambled in quite some time.

Make sure you like them, they have your best interest in mind, & truly do help you. Have phone numbers listed for people to call who support you in your recovery. Gamblers Anonymous is one. You help yourself and others triumph over a common enemy. Know what to do & who to call if a thought or urges to gamble hits you….(and unfortunately they will).

When you absolutely must stop gambling right now, here are 10 steps you can take today.

STEP 6: BAN YOURSELF FROM GAMBLING (ONLINE AND OFF)

If you go to a local casino, take a caring friend and ban yourself for life.

If you play online, contact the online casino and have your account closed permanently, & demand to be banned from their site. He’s overcome his own addiction to gambling & has helped many others do the same. You make lifelong friends who will always understand and care.

This step can be done by attending Gamblers Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery, & finding online support and help. Good help seems to come from ex-gamblers themselves because they’ve been there, & they understand. If you want to stop starting right now, block all access to money. This includes credit cards, debit cards, access to bank accounts, checks, loans, etc. There are therapists, counselors, & life coaches out there trained to help you stop. Carrying recovery reading & phone numbers help. If you gamble online, get gamblock today.

STEP 10: GET 1 ON 1 SUPPORT.

Stopping Gambling isn’t easy. .

There is but one good throw upon the dice, which is, to throw them away. He is an author, life coach, sponsor, & former GA chapter president, husband, & stepfather.

STEP 5: CARRY RESOURCES WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES

Get or print off pro gambling recovery literature & carry it with you at all times.

Read it daily, especially in first months. In the beginning the constant thoughts and urges to gamble can be intense. Know that there are 1000’s of recovering gamblers. It may sound funny, but joining a group of fellow recovering gamblers gives you strength & power over your gambling. Call them ANYTIME you need to. In the moment, you’ll want a plan of action to take when the urge to gamble attempts to overwhelm you.

To learn the secrets to stopping gambling now, & to get 1 on 1 coaching from Jason visit http://www.livegamblefree.com or email Jason at jason@livegamblefree.com

STEP 8: STAY HOPEFUL

Only those who never give up on themselves & their program of recovery beat gambling. (Email the author at jason@livegamblefree.com for online communities you can join today). Put up pictures of them & when you see it, remember that’s who you’re stopping for.

Recognize that if you gamble, you’re letting them down.

Remind yourself of all the bad things that have been caused by your obsession to gamble. There are 1000’s of people who once were severely addicted to gambling, haven’t gambled for months and even years. Don’t know where to turn to for help? Email jason@livegamblefree.com

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STEP 9: HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE FOR YOUR NEXT URGE

When your next urge comes, what will you do? You’ll need to know the answer to this. -Author Unknown.

STEP 2: GET HELP TODAY

To overcome something as powerful as a gambling problem or addiction, we must get help from others.

Help is out there in many forms. A gambling problem is very strong, plays many tricks on on our minds, & tries to convince us of many lies

Philippines’ Duterte says willing to allow online gambling resumption | Reuters

I do not really care,” Duterte said.

The president had singled out Philweb’s owner Roberto Ongpin, one of the richest men in the Southeast Asian nation, as an example of an oligarch.. MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he’s willing to allow a resumption of online gambling in the Southeast Asian nation if correct taxes are paid and gaming parlor are far from schools and churches.

“I will restore online (gambling) provided taxes are correctly collected and they are situated or placed in districts where gambling is allowed, which means to say, not within the church distance or schools,” Duterte told a briefing.

The new president added online gambling to his hit list of vices, with the gaming regulator opting not to renew expired licenses of gaming cafes to prevent poor Filipinos from betting.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

The Philippines, which has one of Asia’s most freewheeling gaming industry, stands to lose about 10 billion pesos ($215 million) in annual revenues following the government’s decision not to renew the licenses of operating e-bingo and e-games outlets.

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp this month did not renew the exclusive license of Philweb Corp, an operator of more than 300 cafes offering e-bingo and e-games across the country.

“I was mad because even the youth are gambling and there was no way of collecting the proper taxes,” Duterte said.

“Pay the correct taxes… Gamble until you die

Funny NCAA Bracket Names 2012

Feel free to add to the list by leaving a comment with your funny NCAA bracket name and show the world that even though you know nothing about college basketball (or at least not as much as the blonde from the office who had her dog make all of her picks), you know enough to get a laugh out of your bracket name.

Coming up with a funny or witty NCAA basketball bracket name is almost as much fun as watching the March Madness games and cheering for teams that you know nothing about but picked to go to the Sweet 16 because of a tip you overheard while at the bar doing your “research” for the NCAA tournament. NCAA brackets with the best names have almost as much bragging rights as the people who actually win their pools.

Below is a list of some funny NCAA basketball bracket names that I have come up with, heard of, seen in some of my pools over the years, or saw on a forum at some point. At least that’s what we all tell ourselves as our brackets are statistically eliminated after the first weekend.