my name is locolorenzo and I'm an addict....

  1. My name is Locolorenzo and I'm a problem gambler....
    I know it in my heart, and I accept everything that changed in my life because of it. I stole from parents, I lost a girl that I loved for 6 years, and I lost all the trust I ever built up with my friends.

    I was aimless, without purpose. Then once I decided to be a nurse, I had to fight hard to keep my keel (and my money) for school and expenses....I lose the battle ever so often, but I work on it......
    and I know I need the strength to get I take it day by day.....
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    About locolorenzo22

    Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 2,449; Likes: 1,250
    ortho neuro detox nurse, new tele nurse
    Specialty: ortho/neuro/detox, tele


  3. by   ElvishDNP
    Thanks for sharing, locolorenzo.
    One day at a time, friend.
  4. by   Tweety
    Thanks for taking the time to share your story. Good luck in your recovery and abstainence.
  5. by   happynursy74
    Me question for you guys..what would make this situation more supportive? In other words, did you find that nursing as a whole supported you in seeking help, or were you treated negatively? What do you thin would make overcoming addiction easier, manageable?
  6. by   time4meRN
    Thanks for sharing with us, like others said find a gamblers anon group and do it one day at a time. I've never been to a gamblers group but my hopes are that it can help you as did AA for me.
  7. by   TheCommuter
    Thanks for taking the time and courage to share your story!
  8. by   CHATSDALE
    i think that being with a group gives some strength
    wait a while until you have some time on your side before you share anything with people you work with