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What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Port Angeles WA

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.

Peninsula Community Mental Health Ctr
(360) 457-0431
118 East 8th Street
Port Angeles, WA
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(360) 452-4500
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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Port Angeles, WA
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True Star Recovery Program
(360) 417-2282
1912 West 18th Street
Port Angeles, WA
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1230 7th Avenue
Longview, WA
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First Place Inc
(360) 577-7442
1839 1st Avenue
Longview, WA
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Substance abuse
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Klallam Counseling Services
(360) 452-4432
1026 East First Street
Port Angeles, WA
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
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Trillium Treatment Center
(360) 457-9200
528 West 8th Street
Port Angeles, WA
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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(360) 417-5356
1704 Melody Circle
Port Angeles, WA
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Lakeside Milam Recovery Centers Inc
(206) 248-4358
1000 SW 7th Street
Renton, WA
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Substance abuse treatment
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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CCS Recovery Center
(360) 676-2187x105
2806 Douglas Avenue
Bellingham, WA
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Substance abuse
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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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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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