The Council for Compulsive Gambling New Jersey

CCGNJ of New Jersey Celebrates African American History Month


Hamilton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/27/2017 -- The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) is proud to celebrate African American History Month. Taking place in February each year, this month is an annual celebration of the achievements and prominent role of African Americans in the United States' history.

The CCGNJ is dedicated to assisting African Americans who are struggling with problem gambling whether it is manifested in sports betting or playing the slots in Atlantic City. This organization understands the cultural differences in the United States and celebrates them by offering education and treatment to people of all backgrounds.

"We strive to comprehend the cultural differences of problem gambling and address those related issues," the CCGNJ Executive Director Neva Pryor stated.

In September, the CCGNJ hosted the 34th Annual Statewide Conference on Compulsive Gambling, which was geared towards understanding how compulsive gamblers' backgrounds affect the reason why the gamble and what steps were taken to treat the issue. Deborah G. Haskins, Ph.D., LCPC, ICGC-II spoke about how it is vital to acknowledge problem gamblers' identities in prevention and treatment.

In addition to this insightful conference, the CCGNJ offers treatment, prevention programs, helpful information, outreach initiatives and training for professionals.

Interested parties can learn more about the CCGNJ and how this organization helps individuals throughout the state receive assistance from skill-based gambling in Atlantic City and other disorders by contacting them today. People seeking assistance or their friends and family can call the CCGNJ's hotline at 1-800-GAMBLER or visit them online at

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.

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