What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Brookings SD

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.

First Step Counseling Servs/Brookings
(605) 693-3629
7020 Sunset Road
Brookings, SD
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Avera Saint Lukes
(605) 622-5800
1400 15th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD
Hotline
(800) 952-2250
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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South Dakota Human Services Center
(605) 668-3137
3515 Broadway Avenue
Yankton, SD
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Avera McKennan Hospital (BHS)
(605) 322-4079
1001 East 21 Street
Sioux Falls, SD
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Community Alcohol and Drug Center Inc
(605) 734-5290
200 South Paul Gust Road
Chamberlain, SD
Hotline
(605) 995-8180
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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East Central MH/CD Center Inc
(605) 697-2850
211 4th Street
Brookings, SD
Hotline
(605) 697-2850
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Mark Bontreger, Inc.
(605) 882-0800
525 5th Street SE
Watertown, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Community Counseling Services
(605) 256-9656
914 NE 3rd Street
Madison, SD
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Behavior Management Systems
(605) 343-7262x229
350 Elk Street
Rapid City, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Counseling Resources
(605) 331-2419
707 East 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
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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