What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Pickens SC

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.

Behavioral Health Services of
(864) 898-5800
309 East Main Street
Pickens, SC
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Recovery Concepts of the Carolina
(864) 306-8533
1653 East Main Street
Easley, SC
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Anderson/Oconee
(864) 882-7563
691 South Oak Street
Seneca, SC
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Don Foster and Associates Inc
(864) 235-5666
104 Mills Avenue
Greenville, SC
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Greenville Metro Treatment Center
(864) 234-7952
602 Airport Road
Greenville, SC
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Home With A Heart
(864) 843-3058
220 James Mattison Road
Liberty, SC
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Holmesview Center
(864) 295-5440
Old Easley Bridge Road
Greenville, SC
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Rosewood House of Recovery Inc
(864) 242-2166
9 Renrick Drive
Greenville, SC
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Marshall I Pickens Hospital
(888) 852-8520
701 Grove Road
Greenville, SC
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Anderson/Oconee Counties
(864) 260-4168
226 McGee Road
Anderson, SC
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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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