What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Tuscumbia AL

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.

Shoals Treatment Center
(256) 383-6646
3430 North Jackson Highway
Sheffield, AL
Hotline
(256) 710-4865
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Riverbend Center for Mental Health
(256) 764-3431x205
635 West College Street
Florence, AL
Hotline
(256) 764-3431
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Freedom House
(256) 332-1230
111 Jackson Avenue South
Russellville, AL
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Substance abuse
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Bradford Health Services
(800) 879-7272
1600 Browns Ferry Road
Madison, AL
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(800) 879-7272
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
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Dauphin Way Lodge
(251) 438-4729x149
1009 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Bradford Health Services
(256) 760-0200
1626 Florence Boulevard
Florence, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Sunrise Lodge
(256) 332-0078
1163 Washington Avenue SW
Russellville, AL
Hotline
(256) 764-3431
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Baldwin County Mental Health Center
(251) 990-4234
372 South Greeno Road
Fairhope, AL
Hotline
(251) 990-4234
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Indian Rivers Mental Health Center
(205) 926-4681
2439 Main Street
Brent, AL
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Chemical Addictions Program Inc (CAP)
(334) 290-3800
35 Wysteria Place
Millbrook, AL
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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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