What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Yakima WA

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.

Casa de Esperanza
(509) 453-9387
602 Nob Hill
Yakima, WA
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Substance abuse treatment
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Persons with HIV/AIDS
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Community Resource Group/Yakima
(509) 965-5310
108 South 4th Avenue
Yakima, WA
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Adolescents
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Central WA Comprensive Mental Health
(509) 454-2900
505 South 4th Avenue
Yakima, WA
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(509) 575-4200
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Central Washington Comprehensive MH
(509) 575-4084
402 South 4th Avenue
Yakima, WA
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(800) 572-8122
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Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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Outpatient

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Center for Addictions Recovery
(509) 965-3115
1015 South 40th Avenue
Yakima, WA
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Substance abuse treatment
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Pathways Adult Residental Treatment
(509) 453-4274
307 West Walnut
Yakima, WA
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Substance abuse treatment
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Riel House
(509) 575-4810
613 Superior Lane
Yakima, WA
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Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
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Pregnant/postpartum women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Dependency Health Servs Yakima Outpt
(509) 248-1200
402 South 4th Avenue
Yakima, WA
Hotline
(509) 575-4200
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Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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DeLozier Recovery Services
(509) 469-5515
3907 Creekside Loop
Yakima, WA
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Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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Spanish

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Triumph Treatment Services Inc
(509) 248-1800
102 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, WA
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Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
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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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