About The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc.
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. is a private non-profit organization that provides information, education and referral services for people affected by a gambling problem. The Council’s mission is to educate the public to the fact that compulsive gambling is a treatable illness. The Council’s 1-800-GAMBLER® Helpline and website www.800gambler.org have been resources for thousands of people who are compulsive gamblers and recovering from compulsive gambling, as well as their friends and families. The 1-800-GAMBLER® helpline is free and confidential, and it is available 24 hours a day throughout much of the U.S.
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (Council) is a private non-profit 501 (c) organization composed of concerned individuals from diverse backgrounds. The group’s primary purpose is to represent the best interest of compulsive gamblers and their families, recognizing that compulsive gambling is a treatable illness.
The Council focuses on educating the general public, training professionals throughout the State, referring compulsive gamblers and their families in treatment, and advocating for increased treatment services for compulsive gamblers and their families.
The Council also advises the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services provides the executive and legislative branches of State government with relevant data on all aspects of the compulsive gambling problem; and provides assistance to those private or public agencies in the State who request it.
The Council neither opposes nor endorses legalized gambling. However, the Council may take positions on various issues surrounding legalized gambling when the members believe that taking a stand is in the best interest of compulsive gamblers and their families.