Identify where you gamble and put measures in place to prevent you from gambling there in the future. Examples include gambling website blocking software if you gamble online or self-exclusion from casinos and betting shops.
Take control of your money. Most banks have features that allow them to block transactions to gambling operators on your behalf. Alternatively ask a close friend or family member to manage your finances
Tell someone you trust about what you are going through - it will take a huge weight of your shoulders and they will support you
Find alternatives to gambling and re engage with activities that you used to enjoy. If you want to match the adrenaline rush that gambling gives you think about playing a sport. If it is to replace boredom or loneliness think about what you are passionate about and do it, whether it be sports, music, art, reading or any other interest. Do it!
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