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Video Gaming a Gateway to Gambling? A Recent Study Appears to Show Evidence to Back This Claim

Candy Crush is fun. So are thousands of other video games you can download onto your smartphone, tablet, and other devices. For many, these games are an outlet to disconnect from the monotony of daily life and can be indulging and rewarding. Video gaming, like gambling, is not intrinsically bad or dangerous. While some have […]

Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Encourages All Women to Get Screened During Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Please go to our website to read how Gambling may affect a woman’s ability to care for her preventative needs. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Do not neglect your health. Get Screened Today. Women experiencing gambling related problems often engage in other risky behaviors like alcohol, smoking and illicit substance use. These are […]

Competitive Video Gaming and eSports Is on the Rise: Here’s What You Need to Know

Twenty years ago, video gaming was nothing more than a fun competition between friends where the winner basically only won bragging rights until the next game was played. Fast forward to present day, and gaming has transformed into a $900 million market where the prizes are much richer than bragging rights, and the competitions are […]

The Rise of Sports Gambling in New Jersey

Unsurprisingly, with the recent legalization of sports gambling at the federal level and in the state of New Jersey, we have seen the popularity of sports gambling and eSports grow considerably in the Meadowlands, Atlantic City, and all throughout the state. From this summer’s World Cup to the current NFL season and the upcoming NHL […]

What You Need to Know about the 36th Annual Statewide Conference on Disordered Gambling

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 […]

Joining the Voices For Recovery for National Recovery Month This September

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 […]

Online Gambling: Is it Helping Our Economy or Provoking Gambling Disorders?

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 […]

How the New Sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racetrack Could Impact Disordered Gambling Rates in NJ

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 […]

4 Ways That Casinos May Enable Problem Gamblers

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 […]

Problem Gambling, Mental Health, and Suicide Prevention: How Reaching Out Can Save a Life

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, […]

The Public Stigma of Disordered Gambling and the Damage It Can Cause

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 […]

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, […]