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True Stories of Inspiration & Transformation
Not About Winning Or Losing
Apr 24 • 17 min
Paul’s life revolved around gambling from the time he was young. He played poker and flipped baseball cards. Paul always wanted to be a winner and pursued winning aggressively. He worked in a bowling alley at 12 years old and loved to watch the men play…
Family Game
Apr 23 • 20 min
David’s first time gambling was at age six. His father taught him to play poker, making penny bets, and it soon became a family activity. Later in life, David can see that other kids would enjoy a range of activities but he only wanted to play poker. Soon…
To Be The Bookmaker
Apr 22 • 19 min
Sean grew up in a neighborhood in which if you didn’t gamble, you didn’t belong. Bets began at a young age with friends, as they would play baseball with each other. In his early teens, a friend introduced him to a bookie, and Sean made bets on sports…
Confronting Marbles And Ponies
Apr 21 • 37 min
Compulsive Gambler Joel’s first bet was, as it often is, during childhood. Joel was a fantastic marble player; and not only one the games among the kids, he would up winning all the marbles and taking them home. But as a teen, his parents took him to the…
She Never Knew He Gambled
Apr 20 • 36 min
Andy is a compulsive gambler. His game of choice was poker, but he would gamble on anything he could. And all he would do is lose money. He barely if ever won. Andy’s legitimate creditors – namely the bank – would often call his house, speaking with him…
Family Bar
Apr 19 • 38 min
Michelle’s first drink alone was at age 11. Her family home was complete with a bar that was never locked. She came home from school one day and found an open bottle of wine in the kitchen fridge, and so she tasted it. She felt guilty about taking the…
Teenage Sneaky Drinker
Apr 18 • 37 min
Jenn returns to re-tell her story of teenage alcoholism. She had her first drink in her first week of her freshman year in high school, but she had wanted to drink for a long time leading up to it. Jenn was too scared to drink at home, but found friends a…
Filling Voids
Apr 17 • 36 min
Barbara is addicted to sex and love, and she shares her story in hopes others can begin to understand the difference between normal sex, love and romance, and those who use them as a “drug of no choice.” Barbara asserts that much of this stems from a need…
Control
Apr 16 • 36 min
Dave is a sex and love addict. He spent most of his life wondering how he became this way. He still isn’t sure. Dave grew up in a upper-middle class home in a family of high achievers. His parents and siblings were very loving. There was no outright…
Toasted
Apr 15 • 20 min
Bob’s major use of drugs and alcohol stared after high school, following a bad breakup. Bob incidentally was taken to a twelve-step meeting which brought him into two years of sobriety, though it ended when he toasted his brother at his wedding. Years…