What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Sykesville MD

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.

Metwork Health Services Inc
(410) 781-4158
2120 Liberty Road
Eldersburg, MD
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
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Haven Counseling Services LLC
(410) 635-8400
1636 West Old Liberty Road
Sykesville, MD
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Substance abuse
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Central Maryland Addictions
(410) 750-2425
8659 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD
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Substance abuse
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Halfway Home
(410) 313-1458
4100 College Avenue
Ellicott City, MD
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First Step
(410) 655-7655
3525 Resource Drive
Randallstown, MD
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Shoemaker Center
(410) 876-1990
6655 Buttercup Road
Sykesville, MD
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Hospital inpatient
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JAEL Health Services Inc
(410) 203-2120
10176 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
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Counseling Resources
(410) 461-8662
8388 Court Avenue
Ellicott City, MD
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Columbia Addictions Center
(410) 730-1333
5570 Sterrett Place
Columbia, MD
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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, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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Spanish

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Integrative Counseling LLC
(410) 740-8067
10632 Little Patukent Parkway
Columbia, MD
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Substance abuse
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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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