Hello my name is Anthony and I currently live with my 68 year old divorced mother who lost her job as a student bus aide do to COVID last year. I’ve been holding the fort as hard as I could working a 9-5 at grocery store while attending college but started to feel very stressed and then a classmate of mine poisoned my mind with a story of how he had made a lot of money on sports betting and ended up getting me addicted. At first I made some small winnings but soon after I started losing and it frustrated me so I tried to win my money back and kept going at it with loss after loss. It got to a point where I didn’t even bother checking how much I had lost or won. My mother has no knowledge of this will be very upset, saddened, and disappointed in me. As of right now to fix our current situation I would need about $1,500 to get back on track. I realize gambling was not the answer to our problems but I lost my way and it’s gotten to a point where my sleep is being impacted by this secret that I’m withholding from my mother. She will find out soon and I have no idea how to get myself out of this situation. My bank account is overdrawn by hundreds of dollars for the first time in my life since opening that account a few years ago. If anyone could spare even a few dollars I would greatly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. With that having been said I intend to seek some form of counseling in the near future as this ordeal has impacted my mental state severely. I’m very ashamed with myself and will work hard to better myself for not just me but my mother as well. Thank you for taking the time to hear of my situation.