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From the Executive Director: June 2017 Newsletter

From the Executive Director “THE NEW FRONTIER IN GAMBLING TREATMENT” I would like to extend a personal invitation to everyone reading the Council Connection to attend our 35th annual Statewide Gambling Conference. The theme of this year’s event is ‘The new frontier in gambling treatment’. This is a great opportunity for like-minded people to get […]

4 Ways to Support Mental Health in the Workplace

The workplace is a common source of stress for many people. Long hours, deadlines, fussy bosses, heavy workloads, irritating coworkers and more can contribute to an employee feeling stressed out. It can even lead to depression or addictions like problem gambling at casinos in AC. But there are methods to alleviate said stress and promote […]

Another Thing with Larry Mendte: CCGNJ Executive Director Neva Pryor Explains What You Need To Know About Gambling in 2017

On a recent edition of the Emmy award-winning Another Thing with Larry Mendte, Neva Pryor, the Executive Director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, came in for an interview. Gambling is not a new issue, and neither is addiction. But you’d be surprised about how gambling has evolved over the years and […]

Reflecting On National Public Health Week

In the seemingly neverending process of creating a healthy nation, we recently celebrated National Public Health Week. National Public Health Week occurs during the first week of April every year. For nearly 20 years, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has served as the organizer for the event. Each year during this time, the APHA […]

Adolescent Gambling Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Gambling is innocently taught at a young age. Activities such as playing bingo, participating in drawings at school, taking part in some family poker or obtaining scratch-off lottery tickets for a gift are a few of the innocent activities our youth are taking part in. Children deem these to be completely acceptable as well because […]

The Dangerous Problems Abilify Is Causing

Imagine having your depression or bipolar disorder treated, but develop other serious problems in the process. That’s exactly what Abilify is doing. The FDA reported in 2015 that 1.6 million Americans used Abilify or any other related aripiprazole drug. It’s caused a lot of trouble for the people prescribed to it. The Side Effects of […]

Honoring African American History Month

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey understands gambling from a multicultural perspective. If you attended our statewide conference back in September, that wouldn’t be a surprise to you. The 34th annual conference, appropriately titled, “Gambling From a Multicultural Perspective,” connected people of all backgrounds, and allowed a variety of individuals to share their […]

Gambling in the Year of the Rooster

HAPPY NEW YEAR! “Cockadoodledooooooo!” Rise and shine – 2017 is the year of the Rooster! In case you forgot, Saturday, January 28th, marked the Chinese New Year, which uses a 12-year cycle, where one animal represents each of those 12 years. In Chinese tradition, there are zodiac readings that correlate with every animal/birth year. If […]

NFL Championship Facts You Should Know

The NFL championship game is widely considered the biggest sports game of the entire year, especially in the US. Here are some general facts about the recent history regarding the big game:   The 49th NFL Championship (2015) holds the record for highest TV viewership out of all pro football championship games to date, with […]

All About the Stress of Addiction

Stress can be the cause and result of addiction: An alcoholic can head to the local tavern to help take the edge off. A problematic gambler can Uber to the casino to cope with relationship woes. Regular narcotics users may take drugs to get through the work day. Sex addicts might seek a bedroom partner […]