中文点击大卫的故事:赌博成瘾

We'd like to share you with David's story through a letter he wrote to our professional therapist Dr. Wenxia Shen.

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"Dear Wenxia,

I hope life is treating you very well.

I just wanted to get in touch as today is a very special day for me as it is the year anniversary from when I last had a bet. I cannot believe how my life has turned around since this time last year and I am eternally grateful for everything that you did for me and all the help and support you provided me.

I want to thank you for guiding me away from this addiction and whilst I know this will be with me for the rest of my life and I can't be complacent, I genuinely feel happy again and in a much better place. You made me realise that gambling only makes me unhappy and I feel I have that association of gambling is negativity now which enables me to stay clear.

I am very happy in my personal life, I am in the same job and it will be 1 year next month when I started, we are doing very well and we couldn't have imagined having such a successful year. I have paid off all of my debts, and I am on the last couple of payments to my father. To be honest, we both thought it would take 10 years or more to pay him back but I am almost there and I will have no debt whatsoever so I am very proud of how things have
gone.

I am very pleased that I decided to come and see you last year and you have been a huge part of my recovery.

Thanks again and hope you are enjoying life to the full.

Take care,

xx"

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