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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 […]

4 Things the CCGNJ is Thankful For

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays here at the CCGNJ. Living in a fast-paced world, sometimes we forget to take a deep breath and reflect on the little things in life that we have to be grateful for. That being said, we feel that it’s appropriate to open up and give you an unfiltered, […]

Examining Cultural Diversity: Takeaways from Dr. Sachin Karnik’s Conference Presentation

The stage was set for the 34th Annual Statewide Conference on Compulsive Gambling. The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) put together an impressive lineup of speakers, presenters and exhibits to help spread awareness about problem gambling, and how it affects multiple cultures across NJ. Although the CCGNJ is known as a gambling […]

How Are Gambling and Domestic Violence Related?

Domestic violence is not reserved to physical altercations between couples. It encompasses a wide spectrum of destructive behavior that includes physical, sexual and psychological attacks. While it is commonly thought of as something between significant others, it can also occur between family members, friends and roommates. According to Neva Pryor, Executive Director of the Council […]

Military Vets Can Be Prone to Problematic Gambling

Even the most courageous men and women who serve our country are prone to losing a battle with substance use disorder, problematic gambling, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Many people are unaware of what military veterans go through on a daily basis once returning home after duty.  (Image Source) Numbers don’t lie: There are more […]