Spelfriheten's Helpline

What help is available for gambling addicts?

Taking the first step to seek help for gambling addiction is a brave and important act. We understand that each individual has unique needs, and our goal is to offer immediate assistance. That's why we've set up two contact channels where you, as a gambling addict or as a relative to a gambling addict, can receive immediate help and guidance.


Contact number to assist Gambling Addicts and Relatives

24/7 support line to assist gambling addicts and relatives. Everyone who answers is a recovered gambling addict.

Call +46 837 43 00

Spelfriheten's Chat for support to Gambling Addicts and Relatives

For those who prefer written communication, we also have a chat available for both gambling addicts and relatives. The chat is staffed by gambling addicts and relatives so that you can get the support you need and answers to questions about gambling addiction or treatment.

Prefer to be called by a recovered gambling addict instead?

Leave your number here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Whether it's by phone or chat, we strive to offer a safe and supportive space where you can feel understood and accepted. Contact Spelfriheten's helpline today to start your journey towards a life without gambling addiction. We are here to help you, every step of the way.

How can I help a gambling addict?

Trying to help a gambling addict as a relative or loved one can be difficult, and in the worst case, it can even further damage the relationship. But in addition to the above-mentioned support calls, we have a clear recommendation - attend self-help meetings and invite the gambling addict to join. In self-help meetings for gambling addicts, you can together or individually have the opportunity to share experiences with others and find recognition. It can be easier to understand yourself by recognizing yourself in someone else's story.

Spelfriheten's digital self-help meetings for gambling addicts and relatives

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Spelfriheten invites you to digital self-help meetings for both players and relatives. You do not need to be gambling-free to participate.

Find support and help for Gambling Addicts - Physical self-help groups

Many struggling with gambling addiction face challenges every day, making regular support crucial for recovery. In addition to the self-help meetings offered by Spelfriheten, there are several other resources available for those seeking help. Here are some self-help groups focused on supporting individuals with gambling addiction and their relatives:

Gamblers Anonymous: Gamblers Anonymous is an established self-help group offering meetings where individuals with gambling problems can share their experiences and support each other in recovery.

Swedish Association of Compulsive Gamblers: The Swedish Association of Compulsive Gamblers provides support and resources for individuals struggling with gambling addiction. Their activities span the whole country and include both physical and digital meeting places.

Gambling Addiction Group: Self-help group working locally and focusing on offering support and community for those looking to overcome gambling addiction. Meetings are held regularly to promote sharing and learning.

Gamblers in Recovery: This group is dedicated to those working towards recovery from gambling addiction. Through meetings and community, they support each other on the journey towards a life free from gambling addiction.

Find Local Meetings: For more information about self-help meetings near you, call the national Support Line at 020 - 81 91 00 or chat at www.stodlinjen.se. These resources are invaluable in creating a comprehensive support structure for those striving to overcome gambling addiction. Take the first step towards help and community today.