Woman Says She’s Lost Over $90,000 To ‘Terrible, Terrible Gambling Addiction'

“I have a terrible, terrible gambling addiction,” says Shari. “When I’m gambling, I don’t have to worry or think about all my problems.” TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Life in crisis? Shari says when she runs out of her free-play money, she hits the ATM and has spent as much as $6,000 in one gambling session. She says she has taken out money from her 401K, has numerous loans and credit cards, and has pawned jewelry and purses to get money to feed her addiction. Now, $90,000 in debt, the grandma is living with her son and daughter-in-law because she can’t afford a place of her own. WATCH: Man Says His Mom Is ‘Out Of Control With Her Gambling Addiction’ “I have hid the fact that I withdrew so much out of my 401K from my family and my children out of embarrassment,” Shari says. “If I knew how to stop it, it wouldn’t be a problem.” What does Shari say is driving her behavior? See what she tells Dr. Phil in the video above. On Monday’s episode, hear what Shari’s children say about her behavior. Check here to see where you can watch. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Need Dr. Phil to get real with someone?