What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Belen NM

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.

La Buena Vida Inc
(505) 565-1619
303 Luna Avenue
Los Lunas, NM
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(505) 867-2383
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(505) 351-2447
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Chimayo, NM
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(575) 533-6649
1 Foster Road
Reserve, NM
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(800) 426-0997
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(575) 524-7711
2211 North Valley Drive
Las Cruces, NM
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(575) 437-8942
850 Wright Avenue
Alamogordo, NM
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(505) 865-3350x15
735 Don Pasqual Road
Los Lunas, NM
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(505) 524-7711
880 E Idaho Avenue
Las Cruces, NM
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(505) 522-4004
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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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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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Spanish

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1200 Highway 60 West
Socorro, NM
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735 Don Pasqual Road
Los Lunas, NM
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(505) 865-3350
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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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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