Author Archives: Neva

Do Gambling Urges Go Away?

When you stop gambling, you may notice that your urge to place bets or go to your local casino becomes severely intense. It can almost feel painful to resist your urge. If you’re committed to changing your gambling behavior, you may be worried these unbearable urges are your new normal. The best way to overcome […]

Is Trading or Investing in Crypto Considered Gambling?

Over the last few years, millions of people worldwide have been investing in cryptocurrency. A few of the most popular cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, have tens of millions of active accounts. However, these new digital financial markets are just as controversial as they are popular. Some investors claim crypto is the future of modern money, while […]

How Can Support Groups Help Problem Gamblers?

Sometimes, what you need most during a difficult time in your life is a listening ear and someone ready to help you get through each day. That’s why support groups are so effective for those with substance misuse disorders or struggling with chronic medical conditions. But what if you have another problem that isn’t related […]

Spike in Lottery Fever Poses Risk for Problem Gamblers

The Mega Millions jackpot has surpassed $1 billion, stirring widespread attention but also posing a tremendous risk for problem gamblers. The amount of the jackpot and the hype surrounding it only adds to an environment being overwhelmed by enticements to place bets in one form or another. The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey […]