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Exploring New Frontiers with Dr. Marc Potenza

On September 15th, we held our 35th Annual Statewide Conference. This year, the theme was “The New Frontier in Gambling Treatment.” At the event, researchers, therapists, and doctors presented their findings and innovations in the study of disordered gambling and gambling problem help. At the CCGNJ, we work hard to stay on the cutting-edge of […]

There is No Age Limit on Gambling Addiction: Know the Signs

More and more seniors struggle with gambling addiction, including in the form of casino gambling in Atlantic City, online gambling at home or another form of betting, every day. Over the years, the retiree demographic has grown tremendously due to improvements in healthcare. The rate of seniors with gambling addiction has also increased and continues […]

This National Recovery Month, Learn How You Can Help Loved Ones with Gambling Addiction

Join us at the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey as we observe National Recovery Month. Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, leads the country in a month dedicated to spreading awareness and understanding of mental disorders and […]

The Hidden Nature of Gambling Addiction

Gambling is considered an invisible addiction. There are no smells or track marks that are easily identifiable. There are no blood tests, urine screens or hair follicles to detect gambling disorders.  Gambling Disorder is officially classified by the American Psychiatric Association as an addiction, though gambling problems can easily be camouflaged as ordinary and unremarkable […]

Just a Short Week Away: Join the CCGNJ as We Share and Learn at the 35th Annual Statewide Conference on Disordered Gambling

At the CCGNJ, we take great pride in our work. Our dedication to educating the public about gambling addiction and providing support, treatment and hope to problem gamblers manifests in many ways: Our confidential, 24/7 gambling help hotline, events that we host to spread awareness, and resources available both online and throughout the state, to […]

Mark Your Calendar! Our 35th Annual Conference is on September 15th

Friday, September 15th, 2017, is the official date of our 35th Annual Statewide Conference on Disordered Gambling, and we couldn’t be more excited to invite you to mark your calendar. Each year, we at CCGNJ invite professionals in the gambling industry who are dedicated to responsible gaming, as well as treatment professionals invested in their […]

Watch Now: CCGNJ’s Emmy-Nominated TV Spot

We’re winding down summer with some great news: Our commercial spot, “Know Someone in Over Their Head?” was nominated for an Emmy! We’re honored to have our message selected from hundreds of entries in the Mid-Atlantic Region. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the 15-second spot on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi_8Y-ALczM. For many problem […]

The Rise in New Jersey Gambling

The Press of Atlantic City reported on the rise in New Jersey gambling, in reference to a recent study done by the Rutgers School of Social Work. According to these sources, New Jersey’s state gaming addiction has risen to four times the national average. Such a disturbing leap in gambling disorders marks statewide concern.   […]

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 […]