What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Ft Mitchell KY

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.

Saint Elizabeth Medical Center
(859) 301-5900
200 Medical Village Drive
Edgewood, KY
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(859) 491-2090
1629 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY
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Prospect House
(513) 921-1613
682 Hawthorne Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
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North Key Community Care
(859) 431-2225
513 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY
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Commonwealth Substance Abuse
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808 Scott Street
Covington, KY
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(859) 525-1487
2 Dortha Avenue
Florence, KY
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3740 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
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Outpatient
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(859) 212-5384
7380 Turfway Road
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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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