My mid twenties son is a gambler. He lives at home with me and his dad. He has had two serious bouts of gambling (5K and over 20K) where we have had to bail him out although on the second occasion we insisted he repay us which he is on a monthly standing order. We also insisted he close his many credit card accounts which he did bar one; he also self-excluded from various casinos and betting shops. He started attending GA and all seemed to be under control but he told me this weekend he has had another lapse. The losses on this ocassion are about 1K. He tells me he has a plan to cover the losses which involves him using his one remaining credit card to get him through this month and probably next month too. I have told him he needs to self-exclude from all betting shops which he has told me he will do. He has been speaking to some of his fellow GA attenders on the phone and says it has been helpful. He cant really explain why he did it. He has asked me not to tell his dad as his dad doesnt really "get" how insidious any compulsive behaviour is. He has enormous self-control and can't understand why others don't. I have told him I won't if he sorts himself out but if it happens again I will. I just feel out of my depth and wonder what more I can do to support him and help him get gambling out of his life.