What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Lake Oswego OR

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.

Lifeworks NW
(503) 684-1424
8770 SW Scoffins Street
Portland, OR
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Substance abuse
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Luke Dorf Inc
(503) 726-3690
11895 SW Greenburg Road
Tigard, OR
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(503) 684-8159
11945 SW Pacific Highway
Tigard, OR
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(877) 637-6237
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15405 SW 116th Avenue
King City, OR
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(503) 624-0312x16
10362 SW McDonald Street
Tigard, OR
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(503) 245-6262
10101 SW Barbur Boulevard
Portland, OR
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(503) 244-4500
10920 SW Barbur Boulevard
Portland, OR
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(503) 244-4500
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Integrated Health Clinics
(503) 353-9415
17882 SE Mcloughlin Boulevard
Milwaukie, OR
Hotline
(503) 988-4888
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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Outpatient
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Kaiser Permanente
(503) 249-3434
19185 SW 90th Avenue
Tualatin, OR
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(503) 722-4470
18000 SE Webster Road
Gladstone, OR
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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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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