What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Pinson AL

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.

Tri County Treatment Center
(205) 836-3345
1101 East Park Drive
Birmingham, AL
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Aletheia House
(205) 595-1114
4246 5th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
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(205) 975-7350
1713 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
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(205) 787-3040
228 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL
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Fellowship House Inc
(205) 933-2430
1625 12th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Bradford Health Services
(800) 333-1865
1189 Allbritton Road
Warrior, AL
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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(205) 323-5311
712 25th Street North
Birmingham, AL
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(205) 933-8101x6136
700 South 19th Street
Birmingham, AL
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Saint Annes Home Inc
(205) 933-2402
2772 Hanover Circle
Birmingham, AL
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Substance abuse
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
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Persons with HIV/AIDS, 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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