John says he first gambled at 18 and by 20, it was no longer a hobby – but an addiction.

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“In January of 2017, I realized that my gambling was completely out of control,” says the 25-year-old, who has lost $60,000.

John currently doesn’t have a job, lives in his parents’ basement rent-free, and his parents pay for food and his cell phone bill.

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“Staying in the basement of my parents’ house is rock bottom. It’s just a rut that I just can’t seem to get out of,” John says.

John is also the father to three young boys whom he doesn’t support – and rarely sees. “My addiction with gambling definitely takes from away any thought of ever giving money to Sarah and helping out with the boys,” he says. “All I think about is playing poker.”

Hear more of John’s story in the video above. Is he ready to make a change? See what happens on Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil. Check here to see where you can watch.

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