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What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Bergenfield NJ

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.

Vantage Health System
(201) 385-4400x3058
2 Park Avenue
Dumont, NJ
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Professional Counseling Associates
(201) 265-0679
370 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, DUI/DWI offenders

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Monsignor Wall Social Services Center
(201) 967-9020
230 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Adolescent Substance Abuse Program
(201) 336-7350
1 Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, NJ
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients

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Redirections LLC
(201) 845-3600
99 West Essex Street
Maywood, NJ
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Van Ost Institute for
(201) 569-6667
150 East Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Criminal justice clients

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Care Plus New Jersey Inc
(201) 265-8200
610 Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Evergreen Treatment Center
(201) 967-4188
230 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Spring House/Female Halfway House
(201) 261-3582x224
230 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Women, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Addiction Treatment for Latinos
(201) 525-1700
10 Banta Place
Hackensack, NJ
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men, DUI/DWI offenders
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Spanish

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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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