NPGAM 2017 coincides with a multi-million dollar sporting event that is a source of entertainment for many, but a minefield for others. Those struggling with disordered gambling, whether they are in recovery or not, may encounter challenges this month due to the three-week "fan frenzy" sparked by March Madness. For problem gamblers, such widely-publicized sporting events, often accompanied by office pools and other forms of social gambling, present an opportunity for worsening addiction or a return to gambling.
However, there is hope, whether the issue is with illegal sports betting at home or casino gambling in Atlantic City. "It's never too early or too late to start recovery from a gambling addiction," said Neva Pryor, Executive Director of the CCGNJ. "The Council is available 24/7 to offer support, treatment and hope to problem gamblers and their loved ones. It all starts with having that conversation and deciding to seek help," she added.
For NJ problem gamblers who want information on how to recover, the CCGNJ is an invaluable resource. To learn more, call their 24/7 hotline, 1-800-GAMBLER, or visit 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.
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SOURCE Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ)