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Black Americans May Face Unique Challenges and Triggers Related to Problem Gambling

This Black History Month, it’s important that we take the data into account. Better studies of the rate of problem gambling in different ethnic groups and the comorbidity of problem gambling and other contributing factors will allow organizations such as CCGNJ to better provide resources to individuals in need.  For some Americans, gambling is an […]

The Big Game & Gambling in the Age of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has changed the way people do things, and gambling is no different. In the age of COVID-19, the NFL is still gearing up for its championship game, but there are new obstacles for people who want to place a bet on the Big Game.  Though previously illegal, sports betting is now a […]

An Unusual Game

The stage is set, and the Big Game will be happening Sunday, February 7th, 2021. Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, undoubtedly the two best quarterbacks in the league, are leading their teams to the Super Bowl. It is going to be different however, with only 22,000 fans being allowed into Raymond James Stadium, about three […]

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Coping With Problem Gambling During the Holiday Season

The holidays should be a time where we celebrate good friends and good food. However, if you have a gambling problem, then the holiday season can also be one of the most challenging times of the year. From sticky family situations to the additional financial stress of gift-giving, this time may actually be more stressful […]

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.  […]

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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 […]

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