I'm now living life as a recovering compulsive gambler. After 25 years of mayhem and personal destruction and the destruction of many others who crossed my path, I finally accepted the help I needed. I’ve been through the Gordon House [Gordon Moody Association] program and now work for Gambling Therapy as an on-line adviser. I'll always be a compulsive gambler; Gordon House have given me the tools to lead a life with the knowledge that this addiction can be suppressed. I need to be aware of my desires, my faults, my triggers... and the acceptance that I'm me, and for the first time in a long time... I quite like me!
Hi, my name is Dave, and I have gambled since I was 14 years old. In 2002 my gambling escalated, and my currency to gamble was no longer sterling but my wife and kids and home. All that mattered was gambling. In August 2006 I became homeless. My marriage gone and no contact with my kids, I had nothing left: I had hit rock bottom. A lady who worked for the homeless shelter that fed me told me about Gordon House [Gordon Moody Association] and helped me make contact with them. I arrived at Gordon House on September 11th 2006, lost and very broken. On that day I was asked to trust the staff, so I placed my life - what was left of it - in their hands and I have not gambled since. In my opinion Gordon House saved my life, and helped me rebuild my relationship with my kids, and gave me the tools to have a life gambling-free, to live again. Thank you.