Good Decisions.

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Mr. Woog is a bit of a worrier, and I always tell him, if you don’t like something, your situation or the path you have found yourself on, do something about it. You can change your destiny with the decisions that you make. RIGHT NOW.

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It generally does the job, pulls him out of his rut and allows the fog to lift.

During the recent State of Origin, I was appalled by the amount of advertising for companies that were willing to take your cash off you in the name of having a punt.

Even my Horatio was able to quote the odds of who might win the series. My ten year old! I cannot stand it. It makes steam come out of my ears.

The truth is, for every person who experiences problems with gambling, there are five to ten other people who are affected. Mortgage payments are missed. Swimming lessons are suspended due to unpaid accounts. And in some cases, people lose everything.

Gambling always starts out as just a bit of fun. Don’t get me wrong, I will have a punt on the Melbourne Cup each year or occasionally buy a scratchie with my morning paper. I don’t do lotto because it doesn’t interest me. The pokies are boring after about three minutes and there is always an air of gloom and doom in the room. And I know the odds.

But despite there being stacks of resources available, only one in ten people reach out for help with their gambling problems. There are many different ways to get help, you just need to find the way that’s right for you.

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So if you, or someone you know is struggling with this addiction, there are a few things you can do right now to get your gambling under control.

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s “Many ways to get help” campaign aims to help those people who are ready to sort out their situation.

If gambling is making you unhappy, only YOU can make the choice to change things. And help is there for you, if you choose it.

You can speak to someone over the phone or face to face, or go online to use the self help tools. It’s all free and confidential.

Have you made any good decisions recently?

If you or someone you care about is experiencing problems with gambling, there are many ways to get help.

For free, confidential support call Gambler’s Help on 1800 858 858 or visit gamblershelp.com.au to find the support that’s right for you.