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4 Ways That Casinos May Enable Problem Gamblers

At the CCGNJ, we want to help those struggling to overcome a gambling disorder in every way possible, whether it be through help meetings, family support, or prevention tips. While the exciting nature of Atlantic City sports betting can be enough to lead a person to develop a gambling disorder, the casinos still employ a […]

Problem Gambling, Mental Health, and Suicide Prevention: How Reaching Out Can Save a Life

According to recent reports, nearly half of all individuals battling a gambling disorder claim to have occasional or even daily thoughts about suicide. This number is staggering, which is why we at the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey are spreading awareness about suicidal behaviors and their impact on disordered gamblers. At the CCGNJ, […]

The Public Stigma of Disordered Gambling and the Damage It Can Cause

There is an incredible stigma surrounding disordered gambling and even alcohol use (sometimes referred to as “addiction”) in Woodbridge and around the nation that can have a damaging effect on those who need help to recover. Labeling those with this disorder as “addicts” can have profound consequences on their health as well as their willingness […]

Observing Men’s Health Month: 3 Harmful Consequences of Disordered Gambling

June is Men’s Health Month, and people are encouraged to spread awareness of men’s health issues, suggesting early detection and treatment for both men and boys across the nation. As an organization dedicated to helping men and women who struggle with disordered gambling in New Jersey, we at the CCGNJ committed to raising awareness of […]

The CCGNJ Recognizes Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month is celebrated in June and aims to spread awareness of men’s health problems that can be prevented and encourages men and boys to seek medical attention early to prevent avoidable health problems. The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) is joining the cause by helping to spread awareness of health […]

Women and Problem Gambling: Uncovering the Facts

During National Women’s Health Week, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) feels that it would be beneficial to the community to shed some light on how problem gambling manifests itself differently in women than it does in men. Our organization is dedicated to lifting the stigma associated with women and problem gambling, […]

How Disordered Gambling Affects Family Members

Disordered gambling often affects more than just the individual gambler. Family members (primarily spouses and children) suffer greatly from their loved one’s gambling problems. If you or someone you know has a family member struggling with illegal sports betting near the Meadowlands area of NJ or anywhere else, contact us today at 800-GAMBLER for help. […]

How Gamblers Anonymous Helps Problem Gamblers

Gamblers Anonymous is a community that helps others recover from a life plagued by disordered gambling. By sharing experiences, strength, and hope, members strive to empower each other to take back their lives from problem gambling. If you or a loved one needs help with a gambling disorder or alcohol disorder (also called “addiction”) in […]

Treating Disordered Gambling with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

According to an article published by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, only 10% of people with a gambling disorder actually seek help or treatment for their problem. Why aren’t more problem gamblers seeking help for their disorder? The answer, as research from the ANU Centre for Gambling Research suggests, is that problems gamblers […]

How Gamblers Anonymous Helps Problem Gamblers

Years, months, weeks, or days — it doesn’t matter how long you’ve suffered from a gambling disorder; The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) and Gamblers Anonymous are always here to help. Gambling is a prevalent activity that is practiced in every state across the United States and can even be found in […]

When Video Gaming Becomes Disordered Gambling

In recent years, the video game industry has drawn massive amounts of revenue from loot boxes and microtransactions. Many argue that game developers use these forms of monetization to prey on gamers already prone to betting for sports in Atlantic City or other types of gambling. Learn more about this phenomenon in our infographic below. […]

Celebrating National Public Health Week

Every April, the American Public Health Association promotes National Public Health Week, a time focused on spreading awareness of physical and mental health issues and how to best address them. This aligns perfectly with the CCGNJ’s goal to educate the public about disordered gambling and provide resources that support recovery. Read our infographic below for […]

What Does Gambling Have to Do with Alcohol Use Disorder?

Since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month every April. The month is dedicated to reducing the stigma associated with alcohol use disorder and spreading awareness of its treatment. With this in mind, Alcohol Awareness Month provides us with the perfect opportunity to talk about the correlation […]

Observing National Public Health Week: Problem Gambling in the United States

Every April, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings communities across the United States together to observe National Public Health Week. They take this time to spread awareness of issues that we as a country must tackle in order to improve our nation’s physical and mental health. National Public Health Week not only provides us […]

Loot Boxes and Microtransactions: Do They Pave the Way for Gambling Disorders?

Today, more and more video games across all platforms — PC, console, and mobile — adopt the “free-to-play” model. However, many gamers know that such games can become a huge drain on one’s wallet. How can that be? The answer lies in monetization systems like loot boxes and microtransactions. The key word here is “monetization” […]