What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? West Plains MO

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.

Family Counseling Center Inc
(417) 257-9152
3411 Division Drive
West Plains, MO
Hotline
(800) 356-5395
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Family Guidance Center/Mound City
(660) 442-0139
502 State Street
Mound City, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Hannibal Council on Alc Drug Abuse
(573) 248-1196
146 Communications Drive
Hannibal, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Midwest ADP Center
(816) 331-3090
313 Municipal Circle
Raymore, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Madison Avenue Recovery Services
(816) 753-3333
3100 Broadway
Kansas City, MO
Hotline
(816) 864-7777
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Center for Life Solution Inc II
(314) 731-0100x12
637 Dunn Road
Hazelwood, MO
Hotline
(314) 302-6728
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Men

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MO Alc Assessment Consultants Inc
(636) 583-6115
206 South Church Street
Union, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Family Counseling Ctr of Missouri Inc
(573) 875-8088
303 North 10th Street
Columbia, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Family Guidance Ctr for Behav Hlthcare
(816) 364-1862
901 Felix Street
Saint Joseph, MO
Hotline
(816) 236-2360
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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SE Missouri Community Treatment Center
(573) 686-5090
3150 Warrior Lane
Poplar Bluff, MO
Hotline
(573) 785-5333
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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