What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Wasilla AK

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.

Alaska Family Services
(907) 376-4000
5851 East Mayflower Court
Wasilla, AK
Hotline
(907) 376-4000
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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Starting Point
(907) 376-6116
190 East Paulson Avenue
Wasilla, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Kusqi House
(907) 443-4536
711 East 3rd Avenue
Nome, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Inupiat, Russian, Spanish, Yupik

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Lynn Canal Human Resources
(907) 999-9999
P.O. Box 90
Haines, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Alaska VA Healthcare Sys/Reg Office
(907) 257-4854
2925 DeBarr Road
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Alaska Addiction Rehab Services
(907) 376-4534
3701 Palmer Wasilla Street
Wasilla, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men

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Volunteers of America Alaska
(907) 694-3336
7958 Stewart Mountain Drive
Eagle River, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children

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Deilee Hit/Safe Harbor House
(907) 966-8360
222 Tongass Drive
Sitka, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Providence Safe Harbor
(907) 481-2400
717 E Rezanof Drive A
Kodiak, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish, Tagalog

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Railbelt Mental Health and Addictions
(907) 832-5557
307 East 2nd Street
Nenana, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
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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