What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? East Chicago IN

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.

Tri City Comprehensive MH Center Inc
(219) 398-7050
3903 Indianapolis Boulevard
East Chicago, IN
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(219) 392-6001
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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(219) 933-7990
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Hammond, IN
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1600 Torrence Avenue
Calumet City, IL
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(219) 922-0735
3037 45th Street
Highland, IN
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(219) 885-4264x4235
1110 West 5th Avenue
Gary, IN
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(219) 844-7152
3440 169th Street
Hammond, IN
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(708) 862-4054
1609 Sibley Boulevard
Calumet City, IL
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(708) 862-8156
1473 Ring Road
Calumet City, IL
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Men
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(708) 889-9742
17821 Chappel Avenue
Lansing, IL
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders
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Lansing, IL
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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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