The Council for Compulsive Gambling New Jersey

CCGNJ Warns of Addiction Risks During the Holidays


Hamilton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/14/2017 -- The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) is a non-profit organization devoted to helping individuals find assistance for problem gambling such as illegal betting for sports in Atlantic City. Recently, the CCGNJ warned of the risk that stress poses to those struggling with or in recovery for addiction during the holiday season.

The CCGNJ understands that stress can be the root and result of addiction. Many people turn to gambling, alcohol, narcotics and sex to numb difficult feelings like pain and anxiety, which can quickly result in the development of destructive habits.

While the holidays represent a season of giving for many people, for others it brings up emotions that can trigger destructive behavior or a relapse. To name a few common triggers, the pain of losing a loved one, career problems, marital issues and family strife during the holiday season can all increase stress levels and lead people struggling with addictions to intensify or resume destructive behaviors, whether in the form of binge drinking or skill-based gambling in Atlantic City.

"No matter what problem you are dealing with, we can help you turn your life around," the CCGNJ's Neva Pryor stated. "Our team of specialists is devoted to making a difference in people's lives. We are available 24 hours a day."

Individuals dealing with the stress of the holidays by turning to their addiction can find help and solutions for recovery, however. Different groups such as Gamblers Anonymous are full of regular people throughout New Jersey who share their stories and empower each other to start taking hold of their lives.

CCGNJ wants to help erase the stress the addiction brings and help people make it through the holidays. People who need a helping hand, or friends and family of a gambling addict, can call the CCGNJ's toll-free, confidential hotline 800-GAMBLER 24/7, and can also visit their website at

About The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
The Council for Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to helping individuals seek help for their compulsive 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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