Hamilton, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/29/2017 -- Neva Pryor, Executive Director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, was quoted in reference to the rise of gambling in The Press of Atlantic City's article entitled "State Gaming Addiction Rate Four Times the National Average." The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) is a non-profit organization that provides treatment, support and hope for problem gamblers and their loved ones.
For those who are interested in learning more about CCGNJ and their cause, or to make a donation, feel free to visit their website at http://www.800gambler.org or reach out to their anonymous call line at 1-800-GAMBLER today.
The Press of Atlantic City referred to a recent study by the Rutgers School of Social Work on the prevalence of gambling in New Jersey. According to the study, nearly seventy percent of New Jersey residents admitted to gambling in the past year either online, in-person or both. Casino gambling in Atlantic City is no longer the sole outlet of gambling addictions in New Jersey.
As mentioned in the Press of Atlantic City's piece, Pryor commented, "This study will help us to target the areas that need attention the most." Thanks to the study, officials have a better chance of addressing gambling issues in the state of New Jersey. Pryor went on to assert that "'[It] is extremely important to get out the message of support, treatment and hope to all residents of the state of New Jersey."
When someone is in need of assistance quitting their gambling habit before it gets out of control, or when a loved one is worried about a gambler who needs help, they can turn to CCGNJ for anonymous and free advice and resources. Anyone interested in benefitting from the services CCGNJ provides should visit their website at http://www.800gambler.org.
Those who need immediate help to stop disordered casino gambling in AC are encouraged to call the toll-free, 24/7 1-800-GAMBLER hotline today.
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.
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