What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Yukon OK

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.

Center For Positive Change Inc
(405) 354-7779
1607 Professional Circle
Yukon, OK
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Substance abuse
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New Beginnings Medical Center
(405) 681-2003
5401 SW 29th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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Open Options Inc
(405) 557-1655
2401 NW 39th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse
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Total Life Counseling (TLC)
(405) 840-7040
3000 United Founders Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK
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Effective Transitions Inc
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245 West Wilshire Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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Oklahoma City Valley Hope
(405) 946-7337
6110 NW 63th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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Integris Mental Health
(405) 717-9840x9803
5100 North Brookline Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
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(405) 951-2273
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Pathways Professional Counseling Inc
(405) 842-7284
2212 NW 50th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse
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Red Rock Behavioral Health Services
(405) 524-6500
2240 NW 39th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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(405) 634-0508
1607 SW 15th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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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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