Melynda Litchfield‘s life was permanently and profoundly affected by devastating effects of problem gambling. Through the gray clouds of ruin, she eventually found purpose in telling her story to bring awareness about the unfairness and inequality produced by government sponsorship of casinos and lotteries and its nefarious and predatory practices.

Tonight’s step: 4 – Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves

Compulsive gambling

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  • Susan Bell says:

    Thank you for Melynda’s story! I am one of the millions of Americans who is the parent of a gambling addict in recovery. Thank God he has been clean over 5 years and turned his life around. He never touched alcohol or drugs, and his college fraternity brothers, as well as his employer, became enablers. Our society doesn’t do enough to acknowledge or warn about the perils of gambling. My son’s path cost him his marriage of only 3 months, his job, and led him to white collar crime (ultimately a felony conviction and prison time). I am grateful that he didn’t resort to suicide, and now reaches out to others struggling with this addiction. Sadly, our legislators think this vice is the answer to economic soundness. I will forever suffer from the trauma of watching my son’s life collapse, visiting him in prison and knowing the agony he endured.

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