I had some pretty radical changes happen to me recently, mainly being isolated and alone in a foreign country and in a bad way mentally. I started gambling small amounts because it was nice to win something and that feeling took a grip and hasn’t let go. I’m now back working full time, but I’ve slipped up countless times since spending everything I had. It’s affected my health, my mental health and my social life/skills but I know that i have come off easy compared to some of the stories I have read. I can’t let this get any worse, otherwise I will be ruined for life, so I’ve taken the steps to enforce self exclusion and have plans on getting a close friend to help monitor my spending. I think i just want to say basically, don’t let it get to this point, if you think you might have a problem and it’s affecting your life in a dentrimental way, get help, I wish I had.