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What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Makawao HI

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.

Aloha House Inc
(808) 579-9584
4593 Ike Drive
Makawao, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Ohana Makamae Inc
(808) 248-8538
39 Keanini Street
Hana, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
German, Hawaiian, Spanish

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Big Island Substance Abuse Council
(808) 969-9994
45-527 Pakalana Street
Honokaa, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with HIV/AIDS

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Ku Aloha Ola Mau Inc
(808) 961-6822x15
900 Leilani Street
Hilo, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Big Island Substance Abuse Council
(808) 887-2175
64-1040 Mamalahoa Highway
Kamuela, HI
Hotline
(800) 753-6879
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Malama Na Makua A Keiki
(808) 877-7117
388 Ano Street
Kahului, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Ku Aloha Ola Mau
(808) 538-0704
1130 North Nimitz Highway
Honolulu, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Hawaii Counseling and Educ Center Inc
(808) 254-6484
970 North Kalaheo Avenue
Kailua, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Helping Hands Hawaii
(808) 235-3300
46-001 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Hina Mauka/Teen Care
(808) 453-6035
2100 Hookiekie Street
Pearl City, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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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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