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What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Waycross 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.

Treatment Center of Waycross
(912) 285-2658
1766 Memorial Drive
Waycross, GA
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
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Satilla Community Services
(912) 389-4188
1005 Shirley Avenue
Douglas, GA
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(800) 342-8168
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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(404) 874-2224x221
761 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA
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Gateway Behavioral Health Services
(912) 437-9300
1000 Commissioner Drive
Darien, GA
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Substance abuse
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Marr Inc
(678) 805-5100
2801 Clearview Place
Doraville, GA
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Substance abuse
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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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Men

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Riverwoods Southern Regional
(770) 991-8500
11 Upper Riverdale Road SW
Riverdale, GA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
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Worth County Mental Health Center
(229) 777-2141
205 North Main Street
Sylvester, GA
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Jones Behavioral Health Inc
(706) 364-3209
114 Pleasant Home Road
Augusta, GA
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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McDuffie County Mental Health Center
(706) 595-2739
306 Greenway Street
Thomson, GA
Hotline
(800) 766-6041
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)
(706) 787-5392
Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Fort Gordon, GA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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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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