What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Baraboo WI

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.

Saint Clare Center
(608) 356-1533
1510 Jefferson Street
Baraboo, WI
Hotline
(800) 433-2688
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Pauquette Center for
(608) 742-5518
2901 Hunters Trail
Portage, WI
Hotline
(608) 742-5344
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Saint Joseph''s Hospital
(800) 468-9700
611 Saint Joseph Avenue
Marshfield, WI
Hotline
(800) 468-9700
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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American Behavioral Clinic
(414) 774-1794
9720 West Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Family Resource Center
(715) 588-1511
533 Peace Pipe Road
Lac Du Flambeau, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Sauk County Dept of Human Services
(608) 355-4200
505 Broadway Street
Baraboo, WI
Hotline
(800) 533-5692
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Pathway Clinic
(608) 643-3663
560 4th Street
Prairie Du Sac, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Aro Counseling Centers Inc
(262) 367-5104
2314 North Grandview Bouldvard
Waukesha, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Behavioral Medicine Center
(262) 928-4068
240 Maple Avenue
Mukwonago, WI
Hotline
(262) 928-4036
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Seniors/older adults, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Theda Care Behavioral Health at
(920) 729-2145
130 2nd Street
Neenah, WI
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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