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Observing Men’s Health Month: 3 Harmful Consequences of Disordered Gambling

June is Men’s Health Month, and people are encouraged to spread awareness of men’s health issues, suggesting early detection and treatment for both men and boys across the nation. As an organization dedicated to helping men and women who struggle with disordered gambling in New Jersey, we at the CCGNJ committed to raising awareness of […]

The CCGNJ Recognizes Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month is celebrated in June and aims to spread awareness of men’s health problems that can be prevented and encourages men and boys to seek medical attention early to prevent avoidable health problems. The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) is joining the cause by helping to spread awareness of health […]

Women and Problem Gambling: Uncovering the Facts

During National Women’s Health Week, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) feels that it would be beneficial to the community to shed some light on how problem gambling manifests itself differently in women than it does in men. Our organization is dedicated to lifting the stigma associated with women and problem gambling, […]

How Disordered Gambling Affects Family Members

Disordered gambling often affects more than just the individual gambler. Family members (primarily spouses and children) suffer greatly from their loved one’s gambling problems. If you or someone you know has a family member struggling with illegal sports betting near the Meadowlands area of NJ or anywhere else, contact us today at 800-GAMBLER for help. […]

How Gamblers Anonymous Helps Problem Gamblers

Gamblers Anonymous is a community that helps others recover from a life plagued by disordered gambling. By sharing experiences, strength, and hope, members strive to empower each other to take back their lives from problem gambling. If you or a loved one needs help with a gambling disorder or alcohol disorder (also called “addiction”) in […]

Treating Disordered Gambling with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

According to an article published by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, only 10% of people with a gambling disorder actually seek help or treatment for their problem. Why aren’t more problem gamblers seeking help for their disorder? The answer, as research from the ANU Centre for Gambling Research suggests, is that problems gamblers […]

How Gamblers Anonymous Helps Problem Gamblers

Years, months, weeks, or days — it doesn’t matter how long you’ve suffered from a gambling disorder; The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) and Gamblers Anonymous are always here to help. Gambling is a prevalent activity that is practiced in every state across the United States and can even be found in […]

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” […]

Winning, Losing, and Desperation: The Stages of Disordered Gambling

In historical terms, the medical community has only recently recognized disordered gambling as a condition on par with other behavioral disorders, like substance use disorders. In the past, even the most enlightened medical professionals might have seen an individual’s inability to stop betting for sports in Atlantic City as a “failure of character.” Now, thanks […]

Disordered Gambling and the Community: How to Start the Conversation

Disordered gambling can be a difficult topic to broach even with friends and loved ones. How, then, can entire communities open up the conversation? If communities rally together to foster an awareness and understanding of this behavioral disorder, they can even help decrease the rate of disordered gambling overall. At the Council, we have found […]

What Legal Sports Betting Nationwide Could Mean for Disordered Gamblers

At the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ), we pay close attention to developments that affect how, when, and where America gambles. At the moment, the country may be in a position to make some monumental choices concerning legalized sports betting across the country. New legislation concerning this form of gambling could have […]