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The CCGNJ Sheds Light on the Health and Social Costs of Disordered Gambling in America

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 8:00 AM CDT, Fri, May 04,2018

Hamilton, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/04/2018 -- The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) discusses the health and social costs of disordered gambling in America in its latest blog post: "The Health and Social Costs of Disordered Gambling in America."

The article shines a light on a range of consequences associated with disordered gambling, including unhealthy behaviors and damaged relationships with family and friends. Anyone struggling with gambling and alcohol use disorders (sometimes referred to as "addiction") in Vineland, NJ, or anywhere else is encouraged to contact the CCGNJ at 1-800-GAMBLER for help.

Disordered gambling can negatively impact a person's life in many ways. Socially, problem gamblers struggle to maintain relationships with family and friends. Borrowing money from relatives and friends on a regular basis can lead to social isolation and permanently damage relationships. Disordered gamblers also have difficulties retaining employment stemming from a lack of motivation affecting their productivity at work.

These social consequences impact a disordered gambler's life significantly and can lead to unhealthy behaviors that, in turn, affect their loved ones and the community at large. These destructive habits can multiply a disordered gambler's economic struggles and can affect personal relationships as part of a vicious downward spiral.

"When a disordered gambler adopts other unhealthy behavior like disordered substance use, it can alter their lifestyle dramatically and permanently damage already weakened relationships," explains Neva Pryor, Executive Director of the CCGNJ.

Those struggling with gambling and alcohol use disorder (sometimes called "alcohol addiction") in Camden, NJ, should reach out to the CCGNJ at 1-800-GAMBLER for help as soon as possible. People can learn more information on disordered gambling by visiting the CCGNJ's website, https://800gambler.org/.

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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