On November 11th, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ), along with the rest of the nation, observed Veterans Day. Every year, we proudly honor the people that risked everything for us. Members of the United States Armed Forces put both their mental and physical health on the line to protect our country. […]
Over the course of history, our understanding of mental health disorders has evolved greatly. Because psychological and neurological disorders are “invisible” by nature, their study and treatment present unique challenges. Thankfully, the medical field makes significant advances every day. In recent years, influential studies have indicated that many mental health disorders have a much stronger […]
For our 35th Annual Statewide Conference last month, we commenced the event with keynote speaker Dr. Marc Potenza. During his talk, he spoke of his research, which studies the similarities and differences between disordered substance use and problem gambling. This line of research served as a fitting introduction for our conference per its theme: “The […]
Every October 31st, countless kids dress up as their favorite heroes and monsters to go trick-or-treating. Practically everyone can conjure fond memories of their own Halloween exploits. Often, somewhere in the process of donning a costume, a certain catharsis takes place. By imitating people and characters we idolize, we feel that we come a little […]
Betting can be enjoyed responsibly – but when gambling becomes a problem, it’s time to seek help. Watch the video for more information. Anyone struggling with illegal sports betting in Atlantic City or any other type of gambling can call 1-800-GAMBLER for support, treatment, and hope 24/7.