New Guy. First Gamblers Anonymous meeting


40+ years old. Zero savings.
Paycheck gone on payday. Even when bills are due.

Enough is enough. I know in my heart I need help.
My pocketbook tells me so.

I went to my first meeting tonight.
Met two fellow souls. It is a relief to know that you are not alone.
Went through the reading of the Gamblers Anonymous's 12 step recovery and unity program.
Also got a welcome package containing a list of people to contact if the URGE strikes.

It's exactly what I need right now.

I'm glad I went.

Day One.


Posted: 16 Jul 2006 09:08 am Post subject: welcome
welcome and congrats on taking the first step...thats the hardest part....cant wait to get to know you..we're a great little group here w/very big hearts......

one day at a can do it....stay with us...


Posted: 16 Jul 2006 10:02 am Post subject:
Hey -- Stacey is right -- that first day is tough. I have to tell you, things will get better. Stay with it and you will find:

1. Happiness
2. Financial stability

One other thing is you will start to notice other aspects of life and develop new interests. Good luck and welcome.



Posted: 18 Jul 2006 01:34 pm Post subject:
You are only 40+ years old. You can accomplish many great things in 2-4 years. Do you want to, though? Want to, really, really bad? Bad enough that you will put gambling in the backburner?

Denise C

Posted: 23 Jul 2006 07:29 am Post subject:
Good for you! That first meeting is the toughest one to get yourself too but its the best gift you can give yourself. Just take things one day at a time, just don't make a bet today and focus on that. You don't have to be alone. Congratulations!

Denise C.
3 years 4 months and 14 days without a bet