Treatment for Compulsive Gambling Addictions Washington DC

There are several methods use to treat gambling addictions. Most treatment programs will have the gambling addict take some form of psychotherapy or medication. Medications for gambling addiction treatment are usually some form of anti-depressant. SSRR’s (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) have proven to be effective for mood swings and pathological gamblers.

So Others Might Eat Inc (SOME)
(202) 797-8806x1000
60 O Street NW
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men
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Gospel Rescue Ministries
(202) 842-1731x218
810 5th Street NW
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

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Addiction Prevention and Recovery
(202) 535-1242
1300 First Street NE
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient

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Kolmac Clinic
(202) 638-1992
1411 K Street NW
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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Latin American Youth Center
(202) 319-2225
1419 Columbia Road NW
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Spanish

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Clean and Sober Streets
(202) 783-7343
425 2nd Street NW
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Whitman Walker Clinic/Mental Hlth and
(202) 939-7623
1701 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
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(202) 797-4444
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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RAP Inc Regional Addiction Prevention
(202) 462-7500
1949 4th Street NE
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Model Treatment Program
(202) 727-6916
1300 First Street NE
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance
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Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Hillcrest Children''s Center
(202) 232-6100
1325 W Street NW
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Treatment for Compulsive Gambling Addictions

Compulsive Gambling addiction is a major problem, for the problem gambler proper assistance is available. Pathologic gambling is a psychological addiction because of the ‘rush’ you feel when you get or win money in gambling game. A person’s experiences and personality type also play a large role in gambling addictions. People who are pathologic gamblers can’t control their impulses to gamble. There are many different degrees of addiction. All which can be treated differently.

There are several methods use to treat gambling addictions. Most treatment programs will have the gambling addict take some form of psychotherapy or medication. Medications for gambling addiction treatment are usually some form of anti-depressant. SSRR’s (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) have proven to be effective for mood swings and pathological gamblers. Psycho and cognitive behavior therapy aim at replacing negative beliefs with healthy and positive ones. Group therapy can also be very helpful as a gambling addiction treatment as they offer a medium for advice, feedback and support.

Treatment Programs for Compulsive Gamblers

Treatment programs are unique for each person, so the individual must track down a program that best suits his needs. There is help and hope for problem gamblers. One of the first steps to helping yourself is admitting you have the problem. The world may seem empty but there is always someone out there that can help. Gambling is meant to be fun, n...

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