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People that suffer from disordered gambling often feel lost and alone. As they struggle to control their behavior, they can grow more and more frustrated, until they fall into despair. As hopeless as their situations may seem, however, many disordered gamblers never reach out for help. Feelings of shame, guilt, or worthlessness may prevent them from seeking outside support.
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) wants residents of AC, Marlboro Township, Freehold, Monmouth, and elsewhere throughout the state to know that there is hope for them and their loved ones. Breaking the cycle of disordered behavior can be difficult or even impossible for almost anyone to do alone. The CCGNJ regularly assists problem gamblers on their road to recovery by helping them access programs like Gamblers Anonymous. In Gamblers Anonymous meetings, disordered gamblers can share their experiences with each other as they create a network of supportive peers.
If you suspect that you have a gambling problem, you may think that others would not understand. You might even be afraid that they would judge you harshly for your behavior. The prospect of sharing your struggle with friends or loved ones could be terrifying. Reaching out for help and support, however, is one of the bravest things you could do.
According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, up to 6 million Americans may have a gambling disorder. On top of that, the rate of disordered gambling in New Jersey is almost four times that of the rest of the country. Thousands of people in the state struggle with problem gambling every day. If you reach out for help, you will find that there are countless people waiting to aid you along your path to recovery.
Gamblers Anonymous meetings provide problem gamblers with a safe, supportive community of other people who know exactly what you are going through. This fellowship group believes that disordered gambling is an illness and treats it as such. At these meetings, you will never encounter shame or judgment. You will only find compassion and encouragement.
The people that attend these meetings hope to erase the stigma around problem gambling by sharing their experiences and offering strength and support to one another. Through its twelve-step program, Gamblers Anonymous empowers members to overcome their disordered behavior and transform their lives. Residents of New Jersey can find local meetings in the following areas and elsewhere throughout the state:
- Marlboro Township
No matter how hopeless the situation may feel, recovery is always possible. If you or a loved struggles with disordered gambling, thousands of people are just waiting to help. Find your local Gamblers Anonymous meeting today.
It Is Never Too Late
The CCGNJ strives to help disordered gamblers across NJ access resources and services that can change their lives for the better. Besides Gamblers Anonymous meetings, we also help problem gamblers find sign up for self-exclusion programs and professional counseling. There are many paths to recovery. All you need is a commitment to change.
To learn more about seeking gambling problem help, call or text 800-GAMBLER today. Alternatively, find a local Gamblers Anonymous meeting by entering your zip code or address in our locator tool above.