Hearing from the VCPG Team on the bi-weekly wellness calls, ‘You can do this, ‘give this a try, what do you want to do’ and ‘how can we be of help’ keeps me grounded and focused on my recovery. Thank God that I did not have to do it my way or alone. Thank You VCPG support team.
I think it's important to recognize that these are people — they have lives in which they're contributing to their communities. This problem is disruptive to their ability to do that. I think it's important to increase the education and awareness to try and reduce this stigma and support those who need the help.
It’s the only addiction that offers hope. I called the Council’s Helpline. I got involved in Gamblers Anonymous, and pulled myself into recovery and started a new career as a counselor working with people struggling with their own gambling issues.