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March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Governor Phil Murphy has proclaimed March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

On March 1, 2019 the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey will partner with the NJ Lottery to hold a press conference to kick off the month. The Council will be encouraging the people of New Jersey to have the conversation about problem gambling. Neva Pryor, Executive Director of the Council wants the public to know that “Problem Gambling is a treatable disease that effects millions of Americans, yet few talk about it,”

Pryor encourages everyone to visit the website, to educate themselves on the support, treatment and hope available to the problem gambler and their families. The effects of problem gambling are far reaching. The disease also effects the public health and socioeconomic stability of the state.

The “Have the Conversation” campaign is more than just talk. Since 1982, the Council has operated the 800-GAMBLER number to offer support, treatment and hope to the problem gambler and their families. Pryor states that it is rewarding to be able to help those that are struggling with this disease and to offer support groups, and treatment opportunities.

Please visit our website at, to obtain more information on the Council and find resources for the problem gambler and their families.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 800-GAMBLER. We offer support, treatment and hope. We’re just a phone call or click away.