Problem Gambling Help SA

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You Are Not Alone

Read about the experiences of others or share your own story here.

These are real stories posted by real people. We encourage a supportive environment where people can share their stories, experiences and journeys with problem gambling - anonymously if they wish.

We support the sharing of stories on this site so that people will find support and strength in each other's stories and consequently, feel less alone.

If you want to share your own story, you are welcome to submit it here.

Recent Stories

Dilee's story

04 Aug 2016


I first began playing the pokies at an unhealthy level in 2006. It happened following the breakdown of my marriage, the sudden loss of my father, having a mother with dementia becoming more dependent, a son suffering with depression, and...(Read More)


Ann - Peer worker story

19 Jul 2016


I have worked as a peer worker for over three years now, and helped establish the Peer Support Service in the Gambling Help Service at Relationships Australia (RASA) South Australia. I have been the Senior Peer Support Worker for eighteen...(Read More)


Bianca's Story

18 Jul 2016


At 16 I was going to pubs, I did not enjoy drinking alcohol, I wanted to have fun so I started playing the pokies. All the bright lights, the excitement of winning, I knew instantly that I loved them viewing...(Read More)


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