What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Lexington 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.

Chrysalis House Inc
(859) 243-0972
251 East Maxwell Street
Lexington, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Bluegrass Regional MH/MR Board Inc
(859) 225-7147
177 North Upper Street
Lexington, KY
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(800) 928-8000
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients

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Bluegrass East Comprehensive Care Ctr
(859) 233-0444x216
201 Mechanic Street
Lexington, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Charles I Schwartz
(859) 246-7282
627 West 4th Street
Lexington, KY
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Chrysalis House Inc
(859) 255-0500
1588 Hill Rise Drive
Lexington, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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Clark and Clark Counseling Services
(859) 233-2225
535 West 2nd Street
Lexington, KY
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Shepherds House Inc
(859) 252-1939
154 Bonnie Brae Drive
Lexington, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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Hope Center
(859) 252-7881
360 West Loudon Street
Lexington, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men
Language Services
Spanish

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Gaius A and R Counseling
(502) 227-7797
431 South Broadway
Lexington, KY
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Hope Center
(859) 252-2002x228
1524 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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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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