What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Meridian ID

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.

Ascent Behavioral Health Services
(208) 898-9755
366 SW 5th Avenue
Meridian, ID
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders

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Bell Chem Dependency Counseling Inc
(208) 288-1079
4615 South Locust Grove
Meridian, ID
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians

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Alcoholism Intervention Services
(208) 338-5249
8436 Fairview Avenue
Boise, ID
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Intermountain Hospital of Boise
(208) 377-8400
303 North Allumbaugh Street
Boise, ID
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Bell Counseling
(208) 376-2577
1076 North Cole Road
Boise, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

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Center for Behavioral Health Idaho Inc
(208) 288-0649
1965 South Eagle Road
Meridian, ID
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Saint Alphonsus
(208) 367-3553
6138 Emerald Street
Boise, ID
Hotline
(208) 367-2175
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Personal Development
(208) 375-0752
8100 West Emerald Street
Boise, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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New Hope Community Health
(208) 672-9200
9460 West Fairview Avenue
Boise, ID
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(208) 422-1145
500 West Fort Street
Boise, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Arabic, French, Lakota, 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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