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Obsessive Gaming Counseling Facility

Pacoima, California - USA (Los Angeles County)

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Some people may associate the word "gaming" with playing video or online games, but this word is also used to describe gambling activities such as card games, casino games, or sports betting. However, it is possible for both types of activities to lead to compulsive gaming, especially since a person cannot play card and casino games online, and can actually bet real money on them. The Obsessive Gaming Counseling Facility in Pacoima, California, is aware of this, and offers treatment for compulsive gaming.

Compulsive gaming happens when a person becomes so obsessed with placing bets and trying to win money that financial, family, and work responsibilities are ignored, or a person literally finds that he cannot go for even a short period of time without participating in a real or online game or activity, is different than substance abuse treatment. There is a withdrawal period; however, unless drugs or alcohol were also a part of the problem, this usually does not involve very much physical discomfort. It's more psychological and emotional.

The gaming counseling facility in Pacoima, California--Obsessive Gaming Counseling Facility, helps people overcome their compulsive gaming addiction and learn to refocus on what is important the "real" world, not the virtual world of online gaming or the pretend world that one believes exists in the casino, poker room, or sports arena.

If you are aware that you have a compulsive gaming problem, or know someone who does, you can obtain information on treatment for compulsive gaming by logging on to You can also receive information by calling 1-888-565-6401.

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