What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Arkansas City KS

Compulsive gamblers may start betting small amounts, but sooner or later start to wager higher bets in order to get the same feelings of excitement they had when they first started playing. Compulsive gamblers often feel agitated and restless if they are unable to gamble and can feel a strong desire to gamble when other aspects of their lives are weighing them down.

PAX
(620) 442-1313
325 North 1st Street
Arkansas City, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Cowley County Community Correction
(620) 221-3454
320 East 9th Street
Winfield, KS
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Ashby House Ltd
(785) 826-4935
150 South 8th Street
Salina, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Shelton Drug and Alcohol Services
(785) 877-2610
410 North 2nd Street
Norton, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Miracles Inc
(316) 303-9520
1015 East 2nd Street
Wichita, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Portugese

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Kings Alcohol/Drug Treatment Ctr LLC
(620) 221-6252
2720 East 12th Street
Winfield, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Cowley County Mental Health and
(620) 442-4540
22214 D Street
Winfield, KS
Hotline
(620) 442-4540
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Henderson/Simmons Counseling Services
(620) 341-9133
517 Merchant Street
Emporia, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Reno Alcohol and Drug Services
(620) 665-6446
112 North Poplar Street
Hutchinson, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center
(620) 223-5030
212 State Street
Fort Scott, KS
Hotline
(888) 588-6774
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling?

How do you find if you have a gambling addiction? The first thing to note is compulsive gambling is a psychological condition which makes the persons unable to control their desire to gamble. Many crave the feeling they have when they gamble and seek this experience on a daily basis, no matter whether they’re on a winning or losing streak.

Compulsive gamblers may start betting small amounts, but sooner or later start to wager higher bets in order to get the same feelings of excitement they had when they first started playing. Compulsive gamblers often feel agitated and restless if they are unable to gamble and can feel a strong desire to gamble when other aspects of their lives are weighing them down. Compulsive gamblers may also believe that gambling is the only way to pay off debts and keep believing that it’s only a matter of time before they hit the elusive jackpot. Some compulsive gamblers may find themselves lying to friends and families and in some cases stealing money or goods to pay for their gambling habit.

Perils of Compulsive Gamblers

Not all compulsive gamblers will exhibit each of these qualities, but if you recognize just a few of these in yourself or someone close to you then it could be time to seek help.

Compulsive gambling is treatable and there are a number of wonderful organizations set up to deal specifically with this problem.

Gamblers Anonymous is probably the most well-known and widespread and is based on a 12-step program similar t...

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