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

  1. 2 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.....
  2. 6 Comments

  3. Visit  Elvish profile page
    #1 0
    Thanks for sharing, locolorenzo.
    One day at a time, friend.
  4. Visit  Tweety profile page
    #2 0
    Thanks for taking the time to share your story. Good luck in your recovery and abstainence.
  5. Visit  happynursy74 profile page
    #3 0
    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. Visit  time4meRN profile page
    #4 0
    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. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
    #5 0
    Thanks for taking the time and courage to share your story!
  8. Visit  CHATSDALE profile page
    #6 0
    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