How to stop Gambling in Alabama
Welcome to QuitGamble.com! In this guide, we’ll give you all the information you need to quit gambling. The guide focuses on the options a problem gambler has in Alabama. If you live in any other US state, click here to find your state guide.
- What is gambling doing for you?
- How to eliminate triggers to gamble.
- Next action – Powerful action plan
Lets get started!
The first thing, we’d like you to ask yourself is: What is gambling doing for you?
What happens when you gamble? Does it create a moment of peace? A period when nothing else matters? Perhaps the answers can explain why it’s so hard to quit?
We believe addiction has an upside. Gambling is doing something for us, and the first step to any recovery (or beat the crap out a gambling problem) is to find out what that is. The answers to the quetsions above can help you with that understanding.
Eliminate Triggers to Gamble
The second step is to limit your exposure to gambling triggers. It’s nearly impossible to stop eating ice cream if you have a freezer full of it. It’s the same with gambling! Removing apps and things you connect with gambling can aid you to become gambling-free. In our video course How to create a Change Plan, we call it “clean up your physical space. (Highly recommended)
Creating is Change Plan will boost your chances to succeed 10x, and it’s a great way to act today. We’re here to support you! Add your email below, and we’ll send you the course for free.
Here are 3 things you can do to decrease your exposure to things that trigger an urge to gamble.
- Switch your email address. If you’ve ever signed up for anything online, there is a big list your email has been sold to a casino. Switching your email gives you a fresh start.
- Switch your cellphone number. Like with your email address, if you’ve given your cellphone number away, the casinos will text or call you.
- Switch to streaming services. Avoid watching TV channels with gambling commercials.
Great! These things are a good start, but what help can a gambling addict get in Alabama to decrease the number of triggers? In some US states, there is a compulsive gambling prevention program, but there is no self-exclusion casino program in Alabama.
So, what can you do instead?
Let’s get you back in control by self-exclude from casinos in Alabama. Even if there is no voluntary self-exclusion program for the entire state, you can still self-exclude yourself from the casinos, or other gambling places you most often visit. Take a friend with you, and self-ban yourself from the casino. (The friend is there to make sure you do what you came to the casino to do.)
Do you gamble online (Read this)
Is there a way to self-exclusion from online casinos in Alabama?
Again, there is no program to sign up for. But, you have another option! You can download an app like Gamban or Betblocker. You can read our review of Gamban here.
In short, when you install Gamban on your phone and desktop, the app blocks online gambling websites in Alabama, as well as in other places. When you try to access any gambling-related site, you’ll only see a message that the website is blocked. Gamban even covers betting apps you have installed on your phone.
Another advantage is that you can’t uninstall the app whenever you want. You need to wait until your subscription runs out.
Ready for step 3?
Welcome to QuitGamble.com
We believe it’s important to keep away from gambling, but the ugly truth is that few people succeed by just staying away. To stop gambling addiction, you need to address what makes gambling so attractive to you. Remember the questions on top? On QG, we’ll work on your inner, as well as, your outer game. We’ll support you on your way to become gambling free!
Check out this brief introduction to QG:
Join a community of people who wants to become happier, and free from their gambling problems. If you feel overwhelmed by all the information in this guide, don’t worry. As a new member, we’ll hand you the tools you need to kick this addiction’s ass step by step.
Let begin by doing the Happiness Test!
Help for a gambling addict in Alabama!
Are you tired of gambling? Do you need some help to quit? As a compulsive gambler in Alabama, here are some more resources that can be helpful.
- QuitGamble.com (We challenge you, to challenge yourself)
- Gambler’s Anonymous Alabama (Classic 12-steps, here is an interesting article for you QG vs GA)
- Alabama Council on Compulsive Gambling
Action Plan – Let’s do this!
Let’s KICK ADDICTION’S ASS together! You’ve already taken a big leap to become gambling-free by reading through this guide. Hopefully, you’ve also asked yourself why gambling is so attractive. We recommend you do the next 3-8 steps below. You don’t need to stop gambling alone in Alabama. On QG we help you back on your feet, cheer you on, and aid you on your journey to… yes, that’s right… TO KICK ADDICTION’S ASS
Read this guide Ask yourself is: What is gambling doing for you?
- Sign up for the free Change Plan course to get started
- Switch email address, phone number
- Download the self-exclusion forms, sign, and file them
- If you’re gambling online, download and install Gamban.
- Do the Happiness Test
- Sign up for a free account and join the QG community.
Take some time today and do these steps. It might an hour or two, but when you’re done. You’ve taken your first steps to stop gambling and you should be proud of yourself!
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Welcome to QuitGamble.com. We believe it’s important to keep away from gambling, but the ugly truth is that few people succeed by just staying away. To stop gambling addiction, you need to address what makes gambling so attractive to you. Remember the questions on top… Don’t worry, we’ve developed a unique test to help you.
Join a community of people who wants to become happier, and free from their gambling problems. If you feel overwhelmed by all the information in this guide, don’t worry. As a new member, we’ll step by step hand you the tools you need to kick this addiction’s ass.
Let begin by doing the Happiness Test!
Help for a gambling addict in New Mexico!
Are you tired of gambling? Do you need some help to quit? As a compulsive gambler in New Mexico, here are some more resources that can be helpful.
- QuitGamble.com (We challenge you, to challenge yourself)
- Gambler’s Anonymous New Mexico (Classic 12-steps, here is an interesting article for you QG vs GA)
- Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico: Call (888) 696-2440
- National suicide hotline
Frequently asked questions
Can a gambler ever stop?
We firmly believe that a gambler can stop. There are 5 ways to do it:
- One day, you decide to stop.
Some people can say goodbye to addiction from one day to another. It requires tremendous self-discipline, but it can be done!
- Stay away long enough.
Use every means possible to stay away from gambling long enough for the urge to disappear. To do that, you can block all gambling sites on your phone and computer and ban yourself from all casinos in your neighbourhood.
- Join Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
It’s another method to “stay away long enough”. Many gamblers become ex-gamblers by following GA’s 12 step program while going to support meetings.
- Switch gambling addiction to something else.
You’ve probably heard of people that stopped one addiction, just to start another one. It’s an option to stop gambling addiction too.
- Find the reason behind the addiction.
You try to figure out why you’re gambling, what is it that the addiction helps you with?\\\\
Most people that try to stop gambling fails. The claws of addiction are set too deep, and sooner or later, the addict has setbacks and starts gambling again. The reason the first 2 ways and even GA often fails is that gambling rarely is the problem.
We believe pain is the cause of addiction. When we feel loss, guilt, anxiety, stress, or depression, we experience pain. What we get addicted to is the escape from pain. Gambling, alcohol, and drugs are just ways to relieve the pain. So why do some many failed to quit gambling?
Because, the pain is still there! When a compulsive gambler experiences pain, his/her brain remembers those precious pain-free moments and of what helped it get there. Hence, the compulsive gambler feels an urge to gamble.
Some extraordinary people can withstand the urge long enough to get rid of it, but most of us are only human. Sooner or later, we give in, and we give the brain what it wants.
The 4th way works because it helps the brain escape the pain in a similar way as gambling. But most times, the new method/addiction is just as destructive as gambling. Switching between addictions is, therefore, a bad idea.
Find the reason behind the addiction.
With the assumption that pain is the cause of addiction, the way to fight addiction is to identify and work on what causes us pain.
A common mistake many people do is inflict guilt or blame on a compulsive gambler to make them stop. It sounded like a smart idea, but it gets the opposite effect. Blame and guilt only create more pain. And what happens then? The urge to escape the pain increases, and so does the urge to gamble.
Instead, we recommend the following steps:
- Identify what in your life that causes you pain. If you need some inspiration, we’ve created an easy test. We call it The Happiness Test. It’ll show things in your life that might cause you pain.
- Try to work on these areas. If you feel lonely, try to make some new friends. If you feel a lack of meaning, do something fun. If you worry about your finance, create a long-term plan.
- If you need some help, join the Community on QuitGamble.com. You get access to our live chat, forum, social platform, and 100s of lessons, videos, and challenges.
- Together, we can identify what causes you pain and eliminated it from your life.
- What do you think happens when your pain decreases? You’ll experience true freedom!
Let’s ask the question again. Can a gambler ever stop? The answer is yes! But there are not really 5 ways to do, there is only one way to stop forever, and that is to get rid of the pain that caused the addiction in the first place.