The Council for Compulsive Gambling New Jersey

The CCGNJ Offers Disordered Gamblers Tips for Handling Anxiety


Hamilton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/31/2018 -- When dealing with sources of tension and anxiety, disordered gamblers face some unique challenges. The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) offers support and counseling to these individuals to help them cope with such stressors. Although both interpersonal relationships and financial difficulties can prove challenging, a strategic approach can help gamblers avoid putting themselves at risk.

Families can sometimes provide disordered gamblers with an environment that enables them to engage in unhealthy behavior. Gambling may seem like a welcome escape from tensions at home. Spending time with certain loved ones - related or not - can make resisting activities like illegal sports betting in Atlantic City difficult for these gamblers. By sharing their thoughts and concerns with family members, however, disordered gamblers can avoid situations or interactions that can cause them to relapse. The help of a licensed counselor may also be beneficial.

Financial matters already present challenges for some disordered gamblers. The stress involved in managing a budget may drive people to gamble as a solution to their financial difficulties. Disordered gamblers might decide to supplement their income with skill-based gambling in Atlantic City, only to end up squandering their entire savings. However, careful planning and preparation can help such gamblers manage their finances.

"Recovering disordered gamblers do not need to automatically regard stress and anxiety as triggers to relapse," said Neva Pryor, Executive Director of the CCGNJ. "With some thoughtful communication and preparation, they can overcome challenging situations and maintain consistent recovery."

To learn more about the CCGNJ and the resources they offer for disordered gamblers, visit their website at Those currently struggling with a disordered relationship to gambling can call the CCGNJ's 24/7 hotline at 1-800-GAMBLER for support, treatment, and hope.

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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