Author Archives: Neva

What You Need to Know about the 36th Annual Statewide Conference on Disordered Gambling

Every year, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) hosts its Statewide Conference on Compulsive Gambling for individuals across the state to come together for a day of presentations, workshops, and other educational opportunities surrounding disordered gambling. After many years of success, the CCGNJ is excited about this year’s conference, which is shaping […]

Joining the Voices For Recovery for National Recovery Month This September

September is National Recovery Month, and every year the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) uses this time to observe, educate, and promote that recovery — in all its forms — is possible. Recovery Month began in 1989 as Treatment Works! Month to honor the work of substance use treatment professionals. Recovery Month […]

Online Gambling: Is it Helping Our Economy or Provoking Gambling Disorders?

It is estimated that the gambling industry contributes upwards of around $137.5 billion U.S. dollars annually, with a projected forecast of $511 billion by 2019, according to the online statistic platform, Statistica. However, this is only one portion of the gambling industry. The online gambling segment is forecasted to reach almost $60 billion by 2020 […]

How the New Sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racetrack Could Impact Disordered Gambling Rates in NJ

According to a study conducted by the Rutgers School of Social Work, it is estimated that one to three percent of adults in the United States suffer from a gambling disorder. In New Jersey, the situation is much worse, as the state ranks in the top three states with the highest percentage of disordered gamblers […]