Zip Code:
  
Provider Type:
Provider:
        Listings:
          SHOW

          My Gambling, Addicted Mom is $400,000 in the Hole, about to Lose Her Home and Possibly Her 14-Year-Old Son!

          October 19, 2015

           

          Serena says she’s begged her mother, Debbie, to fight the urge of her gambling addiction before she loses her home and possibly, she fears, custody of her teenage son! Serena says she believes her mother’s addiction began years ago, after Debbie lost her 2-year-old son to cancer, and numbed her pain by going to the casinos.
           
          Debbie admits she can’t control the pull of the slot machines and that over the last 20 years, she’s gambled away up to $400,000. She confides that she’s always blamed herself for her toddler’s death, and says she’s now terrified she’ll lose her teenage son if she can’t afford to take care of him.
           
          Can Dr. Phil help Debbie curb her gambling addiction before her daughter gives up and walks away — and she loses everything?
           
          Also, an update on Ryan, the so-called millionaire-turned-“moocher” who was sleeping in his parents’ garage! Find out what’s happened since he first appeared on Dr. Phil!

           


          More than 16 million kids in the United States are at risk for hunger each day. Fortunately, you can help. Visit Feeding America to find your local food bank. And, help Dr. Phil raise enough money for 10 million meals. Donate today!
           

           




          Update: Is This 37-Year-Old Still Living in His Parents’ Garage with His Girlfriend?
          When Ryan appeared on the show earlier this year, he was living with his girlfriend in his parents’ garage. The 37-year-old, who was once making millions, said his mom and dad were partly to blame for his situation. Dr. Phil told his parents they needed to take back their house — and their lives! Did they follow his advice? And, has Ryan stepped up and taken responsibility for his life?

           


           

          Tune in: Will Ryan take the help Dr. Phil offers?



           

           

          Have you ever had a family member suffering from a gambling compulsion? Join the conversation @TheDrPhilShow using #DrPhil #GambledItAway.

          Phil in the Blanks – The Podcast

          RELATED RESOURCE

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500

          Want to Be on the New Show “Face the Truth”?

          Want to be on “Face the Truth”, a new show by Stage 29 Productions (producer of “The Doctors”), hosted by Vivica A. Fox?

          Be Part of a New Project

          January Baby Shower for Mom in Detroit?

          Know someone planning a January baby shower in the Detroit area? Tell us! This is a project for Jay McGraw, not “Dr. Phil” (although it may be featured on the show), please note it is a commercial project.

          Be on the Show

          Explosive Family Drama?

          Does everyone in your family have strong personalities and refuse to back down?

          Be on the Show

          Need Dr. Phil’s Help?

          Share your story for a chance to be on the show!

          Be Part of a New Project

          Mom of Kid 2 or Younger In Detroit?

          Know a mom living in the Detroit area with a child wearing diapers? If so, tell us! This is a project for Jay McGraw, not “Dr. Phil” (although it may be featured on the show), please note it is a commercial project.

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a family struggling with hunger during the holidays.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

          Simple Share Buttons
          Simple Share Buttons