Author Archives: Neva

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” […]