What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Stone Mountain 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.

Integrated Life Center Inc
(404) 377-5556
910 North Hairston Road
Stone Mountain, GA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Alliance Recovery Center
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209 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA
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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
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Dekalb Community Service Board
(404) 294-0499
450 Winn Way
Decatur, GA
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1866 Eastfield Street
Decatur, GA
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STAND Inc
(404) 288-4668
4319 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA
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(404) 294-0774
4290 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA
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(404) 378-2065
120 East Trinity Place
Decatur, GA
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4540 Glenwood Road
Decatur, GA
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455 Winn Way
Decatur, GA
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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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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