What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Columbia SC

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.

LRADAC/Bvrl Hlth Ctr of the Midlands
(803) 256-3100
1325 Harden Street
Columbia, SC
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
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Morris Village
(803) 935-7100
610 Faison Drive
Columbia, SC
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Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
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Three Rivers Behavioral Health
(803) 796-9911
2900 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, SC
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Adolescents
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William Jennings Bryan Dorn
(803) 776-4000x7026
6439 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC
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Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Alternative
(803) 951-3881
407 West Main Street
Lexington, SC
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Palmetto Health Behavioral Care
(803) 434-4800
11 Medical Park
Columbia, SC
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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(803) 733-1372
1435 Platt Springs Road
West Columbia, SC
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Women
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Columbia Metro Treatment Center
(803) 791-9422
421 Capital Square
West Columbia, SC
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LRC Substance Abuse and
(803) 740-9298
322-A South Lake Drive
Lexington, SC
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(864) 445-2968
204 Ramage Street
Saluda, SC
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Substance abuse
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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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