BJ'S BLOG 05/02/13 "Gambling Addiction"
Yesterday during Group Therapy, we read a text message we received at 77999 from a Rock-A-Holic named Kenny.
His text says he’s about to burst because he’s in big trouble and doesn’t know what to do.
A few years ago, his wife confronted him about his gambling problem and told him if he ever gambled again that she would leave with him.
He says he hasn’t been to the casino in two years but the other night, his buddies “twisted his arm” to play poker with them and Kenny actually won a couple thousand dollars.
In all honesty, this should end right here. I’m a very black and white person; he made a deal, he broke said deal and now he has to face the consequences of his actions.
He says they could really use the money to pay off some bills so he’s wondering how he should tell her, if at all.
If you’re tight on money, why would you gamble any money you do have? Yeah, you won this time, but what if you lost it all? You would have been in even more of a financial bind. That’s why your wife is going to get mad at you!
Kenny ends his text by saying he doesn’t plan on gambling again. You didn’t plan on gambling this time either, so what will be the excuse next time? Here is the thing about addicts, their word is useless, they can only prove themselves through their actions which is what Kenny needs to do.