Randy’s Story

Randy’s Story

Randy’s Story I had been actively gambling nearly all of my adult life, a period spanning more than 30 years. It started with some bets at the racetrack in my teen years, then progressed to active sports betting in my mid-20s. I can still remember the rush of...
Derek’s Story

Derek’s Story

Derek’s Story After 12 years of being a compulsive gambler and many attempts to quit, I made a call to Lutheran Social Services Gamblers Choice. At the age of 28, I was running two successful businesses and was a subcontractor for a large fast food franchise....
Andi’s Story

Andi’s Story

Andi’s Story Nearly three years ago, I realized I had a problem. My gambling was out of control and I was spending money I didn’t have. For a long time, I didn’t see my gambling as a problem; everyone else gambled – why shouldn’t I? The gambling that used to...
Mike’s Story

Mike’s Story

Mike’s Story When I initially started in GA, I had no idea where I was, wanted, felt or why I became the compulsive gambler. Many things in my life became unmanageable: relationships, finances, emotions. All I knew was that gambling allowed me to forgo all these...
Susan’s Story

Susan’s Story

Susan’s Story What my life was like: I spent as much time as I could at the casino, I did not care really about anything else.  I took short cuts to try and get out of participating at all in family things, Christmas, birthdays. Come on open those presents so I...
Kirby’s Story

Kirby’s Story

Kirby’s Story Where were you before? Although it’s painful to remember where I was before I came back to GC/GA after my relapse, it’s important to use the memories as a reminder of what I don’t want…. I don’t want to ever wake up feeling panic and hopeless after...