Every year, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) hosts its Statewide Conference on Compulsive Gambling for individuals across the state to come together for a day of presentations, workshops, and other educational opportunities surrounding disordered gambling. After many years of success, the CCGNJ is excited about this year’s conference, which is shaping […]
September is National Recovery Month, and every year the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) uses this time to observe, educate, and promote that recovery — in all its forms — is possible. Recovery Month began in 1989 as Treatment Works! Month to honor the work of substance use treatment professionals. Recovery Month […]
It is estimated that the gambling industry contributes upwards of around $137.5 billion U.S. dollars annually, with a projected forecast of $511 billion by 2019, according to the online statistic platform, Statistica. However, this is only one portion of the gambling industry. The online gambling segment is forecasted to reach almost $60 billion by 2020 […]
Atlantic City, a city of roughly 40,000 people, located right on the shores of southeastern New Jersey, has been experiencing a cycle of ups and downs in the economy for decades. It was in the late 1970s that the economy was struggling so hard, city officials had to come up with a plan to bring […]
According to a study conducted by the Rutgers School of Social Work, it is estimated that one to three percent of adults in the United States suffer from a gambling disorder. In New Jersey, the situation is much worse, as the state ranks in the top three states with the highest percentage of disordered gamblers […]
Now that sports gambling is legal in the Meadowlands of NJ as well as the rest of the state, tens of thousands of individuals are expected to place sports wagers in the coming months. With such a steep and sudden rise in sports-related gambling, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey is preparing for […]
At the CCGNJ, we want to help those struggling to overcome a gambling disorder in every way possible, whether it be through help meetings, family support, or prevention tips. While the exciting nature of Atlantic City sports betting can be enough to lead a person to develop a gambling disorder, the casinos still employ a […]
On June 11, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a law making it legal to bet on sports across the state. The legalization of sports gambling in the state comes after a near quarter-century-long federal ban that was recently overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
According to recent reports, nearly half of all individuals battling a gambling disorder claim to have occasional or even daily thoughts about suicide. This number is staggering, which is why we at the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey are spreading awareness about suicidal behaviors and their impact on disordered gamblers. At the CCGNJ, […]
There is an incredible stigma surrounding disordered gambling and even alcohol use (sometimes referred to as “addiction”) in Woodbridge and around the nation that can have a damaging effect on those who need help to recover. Labeling those with this disorder as “addicts” can have profound consequences on their health as well as their willingness […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
National Prevention Week is an initiative of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) held each year in May to remind the public of the many important mental health and substance abuse issues facing Americans.
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) is taking part in Mental Health Awareness Month by sharing insight on mental illness and offering assistance to individuals and families in New Jersey in need.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Disordered gambling has a wide range of adverse effects on a person’s life beyond economic struggles. Often, a problem gambler struggles to maintain his or her social standing with their friends, families, and employers, and are likely to fall into other unhealthy behaviors. In this post, we will discuss the social and health costs of […]
New Jersey, one of our nation’s most gambling-friendly states, has a long and complex gaming history that dates back all the way to the 1800’s. Fast forward to 2018 and the New Jersey gambling industry continues to grow, with online gambling sites reaching an all-time high in revenues and even bigger news in the possible […]