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What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Essex MD

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.

EPOCH Counseling Center
(410) 574-2500
621 Stemmers Run Road
Essex, MD
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(410) 486-2500
8860 Citation Road
Baltimore, MD
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(410) 682-4141
7 Margaret Avenue
Baltimore, MD
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(410) 477-0744
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Baltimore, MD
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(410) 550-0004
5200 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD
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(410) 391-8240
532 Eastern Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
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(410) 574-1850
618 Eastern Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
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(410) 477-3267
8801 Wise Avenue
Dundalk, MD
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(410) 284-3070
1107 North Point Boulevard
Dundalk, MD
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(410) 276-0153
3243 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD
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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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