What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Franklin TN

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.

Guidance Center
(615) 794-9973
1915 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, TN
Hotline
(800) 704-2651
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Vanderbilt Addiction Center
(615) 327-7000
1601 23rd Avenue South
Nashville, TN
Hotline
(615) 327-7000
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women
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Metro Health Department
(615) 862-7900
526 8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN
Hotline
(615) 340-2172
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Parthenon Pavilion CMC
(615) 342-1400
2401 Parman Place
Nashville, TN
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Centerstone
(615) 279-6700
1921 Ransom Place
Nashville, TN
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Cumberland Heights
(615) 353-4305
145 Thompson Lane
Nashville, TN
Hotline
(800) 646-9998
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Cumberland Heights
(615) 352-1757
8283 River Road
Nashville, TN
Hotline
(800) 646-9998
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Middle Tennessee Treatment Center
(615) 321-2575x104
2410 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Meharry Medical College
(615) 327-6255
1005 Dr David B Todd Jr Boulevard
Nashville, TN
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, DUI/DWI offenders

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Samaritan Recovery Community Inc
(615) 627-4761
1100 Kermit Drive
Nashville, TN
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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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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