What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Baraboo WI

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.

Saint Clare Center
(608) 356-1533
1510 Jefferson Street
Baraboo, WI
Hotline
(800) 433-2688
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Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
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Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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(608) 742-5518
2901 Hunters Trail
Portage, WI
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(608) 742-5344
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Fort Healthcare
(920) 563-7995x4205
509 McMillen Street
Fort Atkinson, WI
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(920) 563-9542
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Substance abuse treatment
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Genesis Behavioral Services LLC
(262) 306-4392
279 South 17th Avenue
West Bend, WI
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Sauk County Dept of Human Services
(608) 355-4200
505 Broadway Street
Baraboo, WI
Hotline
(800) 533-5692
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Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
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Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Pathway Clinic
(608) 643-3663
560 4th Street
Prairie Du Sac, WI
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Substance abuse treatment
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
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Tellurian UCAN Inc
(608) 223-3311
2914 Industrial Drive
Madison, WI
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Detoxification
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
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Persons with HIV/AIDS
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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L E Phillips Libertas Center
(715) 723-5585
2661 County Highway I
Chippewa Falls, WI
Hotline
(715) 723-5585
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Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
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Adolescents
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Gateway Recovery
(608) 278-8200
25 Kessel Court
Madison, WI
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Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, 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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