About Spelfriheten

Spelfriheten AB started its operations in 2017. Our fundamental idea was to create innovative treatment for gambling addiction and problems affecting relatives.

We wanted to develop a solution that matched the nature and scope of the problem. To make this a reality, gamblers, relatives, and addiction therapists have been involved in the creation process from start to finish. We launched our treatment packages as gambling addiction was classified as a disease and included in the Social Services Act and the Health and Medical Services Act on January 1, 2018.

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How We Work at Spelfriheten

At Spelfriheten, we have extensive experience in addiction problems in general and gambling addiction in particular. Therefore, we know that there are many different paths to a gamble-free life. However, there are also many similarities, and some common denominators are accessibility, prompt help, and continuity. We have taken this into account and have designed our entire operation to meet the needs of gamblers and relatives. Therefore, we offer digital outpatient treatment for gamblers and for relatives, which can be started within 5 working days from registration. We regularly organize digital self-help meetings to support a gamble-free life, and we have a helpline staffed by gamble-free individuals who can answer more urgent questions.

Treatments

Our treatments are conducted digitally via Zoom and include both group sessions and individual sessions with therapists. We provide digital outpatient treatment for gambling addiction, digital outpatient treatment for gaming addiction, and digital treatment for relatives.

Self-Help Meetings

Twice a week, we hold digital self-help meetings for gamblers and relatives. We are proud that these are Sweden's largest digital self-help meetings for gambling addicts and relatives.

Helpline

Spelfriheten is unique in providing a 24/7 helpline open year-round where you can always speak or chat with a gamble-free individual.

Spelfriheten in Society

As is well known, gambling addiction is a relatively widespread social problem and is represented almost everywhere. But there is also a great and growing commitment to help. An engagement that we are and want to be an active part of. Since gambling addiction was classified as a disease only in 2018, there is a large amount of ignorance in the field. Addressing this ignorance is one of the most effective ways for us to help gamblers and gambling addicts in the long run.

Training

At Spelfriheten, we conduct tailored lectures and workshops for both companies and authorities. With the help of a large network of gamble-free individuals, relatives, and therapists, we claim that we always create engaging and informative lectures wherever we go. We also help to develop customized policies for both gambling and the management of gambling problems. In addition to this, we also conduct regular training sessions for customer support teams handling duty of care obligations at various gambling operators.

Opinion Formation

We work broadly and actively with opinion formation to counteract gambling problems and gambling addiction. Among other things, we work with measurable data in press releases to see the effect of our work. We also have regular contact with politicians, authorities, healthcare, gambling operators, payment operators, aid organizations, and industry associations. Since our inception, we have participated in several TV appearances, radio shows, and various newspaper reports. We are also pleased that today we are invited to many different types of conferences, panel discussions, and training days where we often have a prominent role in our stance against problematic gambling and an unethical gambling market.

Framework Agreement

To be able to offer fast and efficient help, framework agreements with municipalities and companies are an important component. Today, for example, we already have framework agreements with about 20 municipalities regarding the treatment of residents seeking help, as well as with two regions regarding the treatment of personnel. We also offer framework agreements for companies, and today a large part of our client flow comes through employers, occupational health services, and insurance companies.

Where to Find Us

Spelfriheten's headquarters is located at Långholmsgatan 30 in central Stockholm. We also have local offices in Gävle and Gothenburg.

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Our Team

Åse Tunkara Ljungbeck

Åse Tunkara Ljungbeck

Manager

ase@spelfriheten.se

Finn Stenwall

Finn Stenwall

Treatment Manager

finn@spelfriheten.se

070 - 735 10 10

Roger Nilson

Roger Nilson

Addiction Physician

roger@spelfriheten.se

Christoffer Andersson

Christoffer Andersson

Treatment Therapist

christoffer@spelfriheten.se

Cecilia Reuterskiöld

Cecilia Reuterskiöld

Addiction Therapist, Mindfulness Instructor

cecilia@spelfriheten.se

Erika Holmberg Svensson

Erika Holmberg Svensson

Family Therapist

erika@spelfriheten.se

Allan Erdman

Allan Erdman

Communication & PR

allan@spelfriheten.se

073 - 610 85 68

Adam Kirstein Reuterswärd

Adam Kirstein Reuterswärd

Marketing & Client Coordinator

adam@spelfriheten.se

070 - 999 07 54

Jan Malmkvist

Jan Malmkvist

Financial Administrator

jan@spelfriheten.se

Magnus Vadling

Magnus Vadling

Budget and Debt Counseling

magnus@spelfriheten.se

Christer Lingard

Christer Lingard

Development

christer@spelfriheten.se

Cynthia Hernandez

Cynthia Hernandez

Designer

cynthia@spelfriheten.se