What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Islip NY

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.

Town of Islip Dept of Human Services
(631) 224-5330
401 Main Street
Islip, NY
Hotline
(631) 277-4700
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
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French, Greek, Italian, Spanish

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Outreach House II
(631) 231-3232
400 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Town of Islip Dept of Human Services
(631) 436-6065
452 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
Hotline
(631) 277-4700
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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From the Ashes, Inc. CD OP
(631) 273-2221
300 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Counseling Mediation/Forensic Services
(631) 218-0968
30 Floyd Run
Bohemia, NY
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Sanctuary East Ltd
(631) 224-7700
2 William Avenue
East Islip, NY
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Charles K Post Addiction Treatment Ctr
(631) 434-7209
998 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
Language Services
Spanish

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Phoenix House
(631) 306-5760
998 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Suffolk County Div of Community Health
(631) 853-6410
725 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Catholic Charities/Talbot House
(631) 589-4144
30 Carlough Road
Bohemia, NY
Hotline
(631) 589-4144
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Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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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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