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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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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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SIEDA Substance Abuse Services
(641) 872-2200
215 West State Street
Corydon, IA
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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University of IA Hospitals and Clinics
(319) 384-8765
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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Powell Chemical Dependency Center
(515) 263-2424
IA Lutheran Hosp/Powell Chem Dep Ctr
Des Moines, IA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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VA Central Iowa Healthcare System
(515) 699-5999
3600 30th Street
Des Moines, IA
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(515) 699-5999
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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United Community Services
(515) 280-3860
401 SW 8th Street
Des Moines, IA
Hotline
(515) 280-3860
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
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Outpatient
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Jackson Recovery Centers Inc
(712) 258-4578
3200 West 4th Street
Sioux City, IA
Hotline
(712) 234-2300
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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First Step Mercy Recovery Center
(515) 271-6075
1818 48th Street
Des Moines, IA
Hotline
(515) 271-6111
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
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Mercy Turning Point Treatment Center
(563) 589-8000x8290
250 Mercy Drive
Dubuque, IA
Hotline
(563) 589-8280
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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New Opportunities Inc
(712) 792-1344
23751 Highway 30
Carroll, IA
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, 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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