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The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Announces 35th Annual Statewide Conference

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Updated 8:00 AM CDT, Wed, August 23,2017

Hamilton, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/23/2017 -- The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ), a non-profit organization that connects problem gamblers and their loved ones with resources for support and treatment, as well as offers hope for recovery in the form of public outreach and education, announced the date of its 35th Annual Statewide Conference on Disordered Gambling.

"We're pleased to have the opportunity once more to host professionals who work with gamblers and help them further their efforts towards successful treatment," stated Neva Pryor, Executive Director of the CCGNJ. "We welcome anyone with an investment in gambling addiction recovery to join us on September 15th," she added.

Professionals in any field relating to gambling, whether advisors on state gambling boards or mental health professionals who help clients combating addiction, can mark their calendars for Friday, September 15th. On that day, CCGNJ staff and professionals invested in helping disordered gamblers recover from Atlantic City sports betting and other gambling addictions will convene at the East Windsor Holiday Inn for a full day of public presentations and workshops.

Those interested may register by filling out the online registration form, and may call Alice Ostapiuk at 609-588-5515, ext. 13 with any questions. Early registration ends on Friday, September 1st.

The theme of the CCGNJ's conference this year is "The New Frontier in Gambling Treatment." Keynote Speaker Dr. Marc Potenza and Plenary Session leader Dr. Alyssa N. Wilson will lead presentations, based on their own research, on the theme. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to attend workshops led by Jeffrey M. Beck, ICGC-II, BACC, J.D., ABD, Tony DeMarco, LL.B., J.D., Ph.D., DNGH, Sachin Karnik, Ph.D., LCSW, LCDP, CAADC, ICGC-II, and Jessica Alomar, LPC.

The CCGNJ operates a 24/7, confidential hotline, 1-800-GAMBLER, for those struggling with disordered illegal betting for sports in Monmouth, NJ, and any other type of problem gambling behavior in New Jersey. Gamblers and concerned loved ones can also reach out by text or online chat for immediate support.

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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