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CCGNJ Refers Problem Gamblers to Professional Counselors

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 8:00 AM CDT, Fri, May 11,2018

Hamilton, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/11/2018 -- The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ), a private non-profit organization that has helped countless individuals recover from their gambling disorders, continues to help those in need by referring problem gamblers to professionals counselors. Guidance from a professional counselor is just one of many resources problem gamblers will encounter when they visit the organization's website or reach out to the 800-GAMBLER hotline.

Problem gambling is a serious issue that affects nearly six million people across the United States. While the signs and symptoms of a gambling disorder can vary from person to person the most common signs include, but are not limited to a loss of interest in other activities that are not gambling, lying about gambling habits, gambling alone and more often, and gambling to calm nerves or reduce depression. Those who believe someone close to them may have a gambling disorder should know there is hope for recovery.

Whether a disordered gambler's problem involves illegal sports betting in the New Jersey Meadowlands area, or casino gambling in Atlantic City, a professional counselor can help. Through the CCGNJ's confidential hotline, problem gamblers can discreetly find and contact a professional counselor that will give them the treatment they need.

"Seeing a professional counselor, in conjunction with attending Gamblers Anonymous meetings, has been found to help many people recovering from a gambling disorder," states Neva Pryor, Executive Director of the CCGNJ.

The CCGNJ is dedicated to helping those who cannot help themselves. By educating the general public and referring residents in the Meadowlands, NJ area who experience disordered sports gambling behavior and various other gambling disorders to the appropriate outlets, CCGNJ hopes to one day combat the rate of disordered gambling completely.

To learn more about The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ), and how to get into contact with a professional counselor for a gambling disorder, please visit the organization's website today.

About The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to helping individuals seek help for their disordered gambling problem, and for concerned friends and loved ones to confidentially express their concerns about someone close to them. Their 24/7 hotline is 800-GAMBLER. The Council also works to train professionals in the fields of gambling disorders and recovery.

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