What are the Perils of Compulsive Gambling? Bemidji MN

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.

Evergreen Youth Recovery House
(218) 751-2466
820 Beltrami Avenue
Bemidji, MN
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Lakes Region
(218) 444-5740
1510 Bemidji Avenue North
Bemidji, MN
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Leech Lake Opioid Program
(218) 335-4525
110 Balsam Avenue
Cass Lake, MN
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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Stellher Human Services Inc
(218) 444-2845
315 Main Street West
LaPorte, MN
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Mankato Family Focus
(507) 625-3372
309 Holly Lane
Mankato, MN
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient

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Upper MN Mental Health Center
(218) 751-3280
722 15th Street
Bemidji, MN
Hotline
(800) 422-0045
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
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Northern Lakes Clinic Inc
(218) 755-5170
301 America Avenue NW
Bemidji, MN
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

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Leech Lake Outpatient Program
(218) 335-3567
115 Sixth Street NW
Cass Lake, MN
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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House of Hope Inc
(507) 388-9830
1614 3rd Avenue
Mankato, MN
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Community Addiction Recovery
(320) 231-5928
1705 16th Street NE
Willmar, MN
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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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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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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