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What Are the Early Warning Signs of Problem Gambling?

Many people view problem gambling as a “hidden addiction.” That’s because unlike substance use disorders, which have more obvious signs — a smell on the person’s breath or clothes, or intoxicated behaviors — gambling has no apparent physical indicators. It could even be as discreet as someone spending a little bit more time on their […]

¡FELIZ MES NACIONAL DE LA HERENCIA HISPANA! (HAPPY NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH)

¡FELIZ MES NACIONAL DE LA HERENCIA HISPANA!  (HAPPY NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH).  The way we celebrated Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month 2020 was very different from previous celebrations.  Virtual events ranging from panel discussions highlighting the vastness of Latino culture and achievements, to salsa and bachata performances and lessons being taught via zoom, have been just incredible.  […]

800-Gambler 30 Hour Virtual Training Course

30-Hour Gambling Training Among the first in the U.S.. Self-paced. Meets requirement of IGCCB – International Gambling Counselor Certification Board for training for: ICOGS – International Co-Occurring Gambling Specialist to take ICGC (International Certified Gambling Counselor) examination Normally $475… NOW $400! (Introductory priced until 10/31/2020) FREE for New Jersey residents!(Contact Ken@800gambler.org or any member of the CCGNJ […]

INTERNET GAMBLING and COVID-19

Gambling has remained active even during coronavirus (Covid-19) even though casinos were closed for months in New Jersey due to the availability of internet gambling in New Jersey. The Council would like to know the extent to which internet gambling activity has increased during this pandemic.This survey would help us greatly understand how we can better serve those who are dealing with problems gambling and their […]

Problem Gambling: How It Affects the Entire Family

As someone develops a gambling problem, a plethora of financial, emotional, and mental difficulties can rise to the surface on an individual level. For those who do not seek support, the collective toll can be so severe that it permeates to just about every facet of their life — leaving the affected feeling hopeless, distraught, […]

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Can Meditation Help Aid Gambling Recovery?

Meditation is a technique that many people incorporate into their daily lives to help them cope with stress. Its increasing popularity is likely not only a result of its effectiveness, but also that it is a drug-free therapy anyone can perform without any special equipment. Today, we examine whether meditation and mindfulness practices can be […]

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Gambling Withdrawal: How Do You Cope With It?

We typically associate withdrawal symptoms, both physical and mental, with disordered substance use. In these instances, your body becomes accustomed to the presence of a particular chemical, adapts to it, and eventually depends on it. At this point, you need the substance to feel normal, and when you try to go cold turkey or even […]

July is Minority Mental Health Month

July is Minority Mental Health Month which serves as an opportunity to highlight the fact that gambling is highly associated with mental health and the high prevalence of gambling problems in ethnic minority groups. Gambling and gambling related problems are common among all racial and ethnic groups in the United States, however research suggests that […]

Interactivity, Cryptocurrency, Virtual Reality, and Smartwatches: Are They the Future of Gambling?

There’s no denying that the year 2020 has brought tumultuous news, trends, and patterns to the national gambling industry. From the closing of just about every casino nationwide to the insurgence of online gambling ventures and the burgeoning virtual gaming community, it seems like nothing is certain and that the gambling sector is continually evolving […]

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Are Seniors at Risk for Problem Gambling?

In recognition of World Senior Citizens’ Day on August 21st, it’s imperative to not only celebrate older individuals’ lives, but also to recognize the unique issues they may be facing. Problem gambling among seniors is undoubtedly on the rise — most have ample time and money at their disposal, and the influx of casinos all […]

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