John’s Story

February 27, 2024 0 comments
I started using the Statewide Gambling Therapy Service as I had a long-standing addiction to Sports Gambling. My addiction went back almost 15 years, mainly gambling on soccer and horse racing. Part of my problem was that being such a big sports f... Read more

Gary (Inpatient Program)

February 04, 2022 0 comments
Being an inpatient of the state-wide gambling therapy service for 16 days was challenging but rewarding and necessary. When asked my goals at early meetings it was simply to stop gambling and not return to it and to be able to have access to excess f... Read more


November 20, 2020 0 comments
'thank you for giving me the skills, knowledge and positivity to be able to make a big change within my life. I am in such a good place and I cannot thank you enough” Read more

Paul (pseudonym)

November 20, 2020 0 comments
Not only have you changed my life, but you have changed that of my wife and children too. I don’t gamble anymore and I can watch races simply to appreciate the jockeys and the horses – given that I come from a racing background that’s amazing. ... Read more

K.. (Inpatient)

November 20, 2020 0 comments
Firstly I would like to say that I’ve been a compulsive gambler for 6 years which has lead me to bankruptcy and ultimately rock bottom in my life. At first I didn’t know what to expect coming into the Flinders Medical Centre for the first time it... Read more

Harry’s thoughts post discharge.

October 03, 2019 0 comments
"Being an inpatient of the Statewide gambling Therapy Service for 16 days as an inpatient was challenging but rewarding and necessary. When asked of my goals at early meetings it was to simply stop gambling and not return to it and to be able to have... Read more


April 10, 2018 0 comments
"...All the support has made so much difference to my life after 30 years of problem gambling. I have not gambled since treatment ended over 4 months ago, but more importantly not even thought it or at any time been tempted. After years of diff... Read more

Jo’s story

September 14, 2015 0 comments
About 10 years ago I started playing pokies with $5.  It took about five years for me to realise that I had real problem.  By this time I was gambling most of my wages. I was a single Mum with a very good job – I was playing the pokies and my chi... Read more
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