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Recovery Changed My Life

Jeff B.  2-4-12
I am 15 years without a bet, and they have been the best 15 years of my life. I have found direction and purpose, structure and clarity. Confusion and aimlessness has become focus and drive. I have begun to achieve the potential held dormant through years of gambling.  Read more →

Guy’s Story

October 21, 2011Bea AikensBlog, Stories0

I started my gambling “career” in my early twenties and had to travel 60 miles each way to Hartford, CT. from my home in Western Mass. to do so. I had done most of my gambling in New York City where I grew up, but managed a “geographical cure” by escaping to Western Massachusetts to avoid getting killed by some mob guys or getting myself arrested. Of course my addiction came with me, but I led a gentler life and was surrounded by people who encouraged me to look at myself.

I stayed abstinent for a while in GA, but relapsed several times. One relapse was so intense that I reached out to a strong GA member, Guy G.

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A Compelling and Passionate Speaker
Bea Aikens couples her personal experience with extensive knowledge of the disease of compulsive gambling to build a compelling platform for civic, community and national organizations seeking knowledge and understanding of the disease of disordered gambling. To engage Bea for your upcoming event, contact her at
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Boulder City, NV 89006
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