Hamilton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/26/2017 -- This September, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) observes National Recovery Month. Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors the month of September with the objective of improving understanding and awareness of substance use and mental disorders. At the same time, they celebrate and recognize those who recover. Their theme this year is "Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities."
The CCGNJ is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and support to people struggling with gambling addiction (such as an addiction to illegal sports betting in the Meadowlands area of NJ or other forms of problem gambling) and the family and friends that care for them. They understand that no one is truly alone - one person's addiction may have wide-reaching effects on their loved ones, and even their communities.
Studies estimate that for any one disordered gambler may be affecting 8 to 10 people directly with their addiction. On to top of that, gambling addiction can be more insidious than other addictions - there are no track marks or other easily identifiable signs of such an addiction. With that knowledge, the CCGNJ provides many ways to reach out for help on an individual basis while also making their cause highly public and visible.
"At the CCGNJ, we take a holistic approach to recovery," said Neva Pryor, MS, Executive Director. "We speak out in support of those not only with gambling problems but also with substance use disorders. We address public health concerns wherever and whenever possible."
Their hotline, 1-800-GAMBLER, along with their other avenues of communication and resources for help (text, webchat, anonymous support groups, and more) remain completely confidential. To spread awareness of their cause, they distribute brochures all throughout the state and advertise their services on billboards and numerous other venues. The CCGNJ wants the public to know that not only is there help and support for problem gamblers struggling with racetrack wagering in Freehold, NJ, casino gambling in Atlantic City and other forms of gambling addiction throughout the state, but also for their loved ones.
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey offers support, treatment, and hope for people living with gambling addiction and their loved ones. To learn more, call them at 1-800-GAMBLER or visit them 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.