It is really important to understand that gambling addiction is a very unique type of addiction, especially for recovery. There are some who think you should be able to control your habit but this is not the case. If you were an alcoholic, you wouldn't be told to just control it, you would be told to stop drinking. It is the same with gambling addiction, there is only one way and that is abstinence. My own recovery has also been helped by Gamblers Anonymous, who have a massive success rate. I am now studying psychology and counselling to use my own lived experience to help others.