What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Indianola IA

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.

Orchard Place Child Guidence Center
(515) 697-5700
620 8th Street
Des Moines, IA
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Substance abuse
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(712) 542-3720
1800 North 16
Clarinda, IA
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(641) 337-5385
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Jackson Recovery Centers Inc
(712) 258-4578
3200 West 4th Street
Sioux City, IA
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(712) 234-2300
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Substance abuse
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(515) 244-9500
1200 University Street
Des Moines, IA
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(563) 242-6805
2219 Garfield Street
Clinton, IA
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(563) 243-2124
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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United Community Services
(515) 280-3860
401 SW 8th Street
Des Moines, IA
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
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Outpatient
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(712) 322-1407
515 East Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders
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Broadlawns Medical Center
(515) 282-6610
1801 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Northwest Iowa Alcoholism and
(712) 472-3442
315 1st Avenue
Rock Rapids, IA
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Substance abuse
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DUI/DWI offenders
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(319) 753-0700x603
4715 Sullivan Slough Road
Burlington, IA
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Substance abuse
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Residential beds for clients' children

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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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