What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Powder Springs GA

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.

Cobb/Douglas Cnty Comm Servs Board
(770) 514-2422
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, GA
Hotline
(770) 422-0202
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Mothers Making A Change
(770) 499-2422x3016
331 North Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA
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Substance abuse
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Ridgeview Institute
(770) 434-4567x3200
3995 South Cobb Drive
Smyrna, GA
Hotline
(770) 434-4567
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults

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Hartmann Adolescent Center
(770) 971-7801
119 Powers Ferry Road
Marietta, GA
Hotline
(770) 422-0202
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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

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Georgia Therapy Associates Inc
(404) 349-6655
2797 Campbellton Road
Atlanta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
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Outpatient

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Cobb/Douglas Community Services Board
(770) 949-8082
680 Thornton Way
Lithia Springs, GA
Hotline
(770) 422-0202
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Nelson L Price Treatment Center
(770) 514-8255
729 Lawrence Street
Marietta, GA
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with HIV/AIDS

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Atlanta Area Psychological Assoc PC
(770) 953-6401
3950 Cobb Parkway NW
Acworth, GA
Hotline
(770) 953-6401
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Toxicology Associates of North Georgia
(770) 612-8264
1700 Cumberland Point Drive SE
Marietta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women
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Spanish

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New Day Treatment Center
(404) 679-7779
2563 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
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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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