Cape Assist Offers Counseling Services For Gambling Addiction

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Cape Assist, based in Wildwood, offers several services for drug, alcohol and gambling addictions. (Photo credit Cape Assist Facebook page)

Cape Assist partners with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey to offer funded treatment to those suffering from gambling problems and their family members. The services will be offered through the Cape Assist Counseling Department and all clinical staff have been trained to provide services.

According to a report by Rutgers University’s Center for Gambling Studies, the percentage of New Jersey residents considered to have a “gambling disorder” is three times the national average.

With the most recent legalization of online and sports betting, the likelihood of developing a gambling problem has increased, according to a Cape Assist press release.

“Cape Assist is the first agency in Cape May County to offer treatment services to people with gambling problems and their family members,” said Neva Pryor, executive director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey. “The Council on Compulsive Gambling is excited about this new partnership.”

Kathryn Gibson, director of Recovery Services for Cape Assist said, “We are now able to provide this much needed service, thanks to our partnership with the Council on Compulsive Gambling.”

If you or someone you love has a gambling problem and would like counseling services, please call Cape Assist at 609-522-5960 to request an intake or if you would like more information, email Sandy@capeassist.org.

Must be a resident of New Jersey and 18 years or older.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-gambler.

The Cape Assist organization is a non-profit agency, dedicated to servicing Cape May County for over 30 years. Cape Assist promotes health and wellness in the community, implementing research-based services to seniors, schools, businesses, and organizations, all structured to enrich families and build healthy communities. 609-522-5960. www.capeassist.org 3819 New Jersey Ave. in Wildwood.