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Jeff is a recovering gambling addict, and his adult son Michael is a member of Gam-Anon which has helped him return his own life to his own control after growing up raised by an addict.  Jeff’s own parents were addicts; his father was not only an alcoholic but a gambler as well.  His father was more interested in teaching Jeff how to read race tickets and than books.  Jeff grew up thinking gambling was not only cool, but also necessary.  He gambled at tracks, casinos and with bookies.  He got in so deep he lost his marriage so far in debt he decided to take his own life.  When his suicide attempt failed, he called his son.  Instead of asking for real help, Jeff asked Michael for money.

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