Success Stories

The good news about gambling addiction is that treatment is effective, and recovery is real and attainable. North Dakotans who have struggled with problem gambling have found hope, and ultimately success. Here are a few such success stories.
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Savannah’s Story

Savannah’s Story

I started gambling at an early age, my earliest memory is playing bingo at my 9th birthday party.  At age 14, I won my...

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Ruth’s Story

Ruth’s Story

The way things were before Finds me a busy wife and mother of 3. My growing up years were filled with loving parents...

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Angie’s Story

Angie’s Story

Angie has had lots of experience with addiction: Her father, former spouse and daughter have all dealt with some form...

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Andy’s Story

Andy’s Story

This starts out as a pretty typical story. Andy is a quiet man who started gambling in his late teens. He tried a few...

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Matt’s Story

Matt’s Story

I am 23 years old and never thought I would end up in the situation I’m about to describe. I play online poker which I...

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Emily’s Story

Emily’s Story

After a half century of addictions, Emily finally gets the help she needs Emily was just five years old when the abuse...

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Dave’s Story

Dave’s Story

It was a fight against kings and queens.  A battle Dave and Karen won with the help of a mysterious stranger and the...

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Curt’s Story

Curt’s Story

Gambling as a form of medication When Curt talks about his past addiction to gambling, he recalls how any anxiety or...

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