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The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (CCGNJ) is a private non-profit organization providing information, education and referral services for people affected by a gambling problem for nearly 40 years. Our primary purpose is to represent the best interest of problem and disordered gamblers and their families, recognizing that problem gambling is a treatable condition.

We focus on educating the public, training professionals throughout the State, referring problem and disordered gamblers and their families to treatment, and advocating for increased treatment services.

The CCGNJ neither opposes nor endorses legalized gambling. However, the CCGNJ may take positions on various issues surrounding legalized gambling when taking such a stand is in the best interest of problem and disordered gamblers and their families.

Help for Those with a Gambling Problem

The Council’s 1-800-GAMBLER® Helpline and website have been resources for thousands of people with a gambling problem, those in recovery, as well as their friends and families. The 1-800-GAMBLER® helpline is free and confidential, and is available 24 hours a day in New Jersey and throughout much of the U.S.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with a gambling problem, please give us a call at 1-800-GAMBLER. We provide support, treatment, and hope 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Free CCGNJ Presentations Available in New Jersey

As part of our educational initiative, the CCGNJ visits facilities and groups to discuss gambling and related risks that can lead to a gambling disorder. Presentations can be provided in person or via Zoom. To arrange a presentation, please contact us at 1-800-GAMBLER.

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