Hamilton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/06/2017 -- The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) is dedicated to helping individuals find assistance for their gambling addiction. This non-profit organization is warning New Jersey residents of the link between problem gambling and their health during National Public Health Week.
National Public Health Week, which is run by the American Public Health Association, takes place between April 3-9. This time is used to foster a growing movement, which is based upon creating the healthiest nation in just one generation. With various initiatives, events and marketing, National Public Health Week is effective in celebrating prevention and advocating for public policies that reflect healthier and fairer practices.
CCGNJ endeavors to give people hope amidst their gambling addiction, which is often linked to physical health problems as well as substance abuse and mental health issues. This organization provides help for compulsive gamblers who are dealing with issues such as racetrack wagering in Freehold, NJ, by offering support groups, webinars, treatment, public awareness, training for professionals, helpful information and a confidential hotline, which is available around the clock.
"Gambling can have a direct impact on public health," stated Neva Pryor, Executive Director of the CCGNJ. "Programs and advocacy help combat the negative effects gambling has on public health by helping people take the next step toward recovery."
Interested parties can learn more about National Public Health Week or can seek help for a gambling addiction, such as off-track wagering at Winners, by calling its 24/7 hotline at 800-GAMBLER or filling out a contact form online at http://www.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 addiction and recovery.
For more information, please visit http://www.800gambler.org.