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What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Princeton WV

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.

Southern Highlands Comm MH Center Inc
(304) 425-9541x228
200 12th Street Extension
Princeton, WV
Hotline
(304) 425-0122
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Prestera Center for MH Services Inc
(304) 824-5790
Lincoln County Office
Branchland, WV
Hotline
(800) 642-3434
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Riverpark Hospital
(304) 526-9111x100
1230 6th Avenue
Huntington, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children

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Seneca Health Services Inc
(304) 645-3319
100 Church Street
Lewisburg, WV
Hotline
(304) 645-3319
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Oasis Behavioral Health Services LLC
(304) 733-3331
689 Central Avenue
Barboursville, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Mercer County Fellowship Home Inc
(304) 327-9876
421 Scott Street
Bluefield, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Rainbow House Inc
(304) 592-3592
158 Main Street
Gypsy, WV
Services Provided
Halfway house

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Appalachian Community Health Ctr Inc
(304) 636-3232x202
725 Yokum Street
Elkins, WV
Hotline
(888) 357-3232
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(304) 429-6741x2722
1540 Spring Valley Drive
Huntington, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Huntington Treatment
(304) 525-5691
135 4th Avenue
Huntington, WV
Hotline
(304) 634-6897
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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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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