What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Beaver Dam 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.

Psychiatric Associates
(920) 885-2780
200 Front Street
Beaver Dam, WI
Hotline
(920) 885-2780
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Family Resources Associates Inc
(920) 261-4100
1315 West Main Street
Watertown, WI
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Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Unified Community Services
(608) 723-6357
200 West Alona Lane
Lancaster, WI
Hotline
(800) 362-5717
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient

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SMART Program
(414) 529-8762
12065 West Janesville Road
Hales Corners, WI
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Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Family Services of Northeast WI Inc
(920) 739-4226
1810 Appleton Road
Menasha, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Gays and Lesbians
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Dodge County Department of
(920) 386-3500
199 Home Road
Juneau, WI
Hotline
(920) 386-3500
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Sheboygan County Health & Human Serv
(920) 459-3151
1011 North 8th Street
Sheboygan, WI
Hotline
(920) 459-3151
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Lutheran Social Services
(262) 542-2663
325 Sentinel Drive
Waukesha, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Memorial Hospital of Boscobel
(608) 375-6341
205 Parker Street
Boscobel, WI
Hotline
(866) 810-3433
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Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient

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Behavioral Medicine Center
(262) 928-4036
1185 Corporate Center Drive
Oconomowoc, WI
Hotline
(262) 928-4036
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Adolescents, Seniors/older adults, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
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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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