What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Plainville CT

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.

Wheeler Clinic Inc
(860) 793-3500
91 NW Drive
Plainville, CT
Hotline
(860) 747-3434
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men

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Bristol Hospital Counseling Center
(860) 583-5858
440 North Main Street
Bristol, CT
Hotline
(806) 747-3434
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Alliance Treatment Center Inc
(860) 223-7707
33 Highland Street
New Britain, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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Hartford Dispensary
(860) 589-6433
1098 Farmington Avenue
Bristol, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, Women
Language Services
Spanish

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Hartford Dispensary
(860) 827-3313
19 Rockwell Avenue
New Britain, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, Women
Language Services
Spanish

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John Dempsey Hospital
(860) 679-6700
10 Talcott Notch Road
Farmington, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Wheeler Clinic Inc
(860) 223-8885
36 Russell Street
New Britain, CT
Hotline
(860) 747-3434
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Community Mental Health Affiliates
(860) 224-8192
55 Winthrop Street
New Britain, CT
Hotline
(860) 747-8719
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Bristol Hospital
(860) 585-3000
41 Brewster Road
Bristol, CT
Hotline
(860) 585-3274
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Farrell Treatment Center
(860) 225-4641
586 Main Street
New Britain, CT
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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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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