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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 […]

March Madness by the Numbers

For everyone from office workers in Monmouth to seniors in Atlantic City, gambling on March Madness is an annual tradition. Learn more about the betting phenomenon surrounding the yearly NCAA college basketball tournament below. For help with problem gambling and alcohol use disorder (also called “alcohol addiction”) in Freehold and elsewhere in New Jersey, contact […]

The Impact of Disordered Gambling on Communities

When someone struggles with a gambling problem in Monmouth, NJ, or anywhere else in the country, it impacts the entire community. Read our infographic below to learn more about the social impacts of disordered gambling. The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey helps Monmouth, NJ, and other communities in the state by offering access […]

March Madness: How to Participate Responsibly

On March 13th, 68 collegiate basketball teams will compete for the NCAA championship. Throngs of basketball fans across the country will participate in March Madness by joining betting pools and filling out brackets. Collectively, they will wager billions of dollars on the outcome of each game in the tournament. Last year, the American Gaming Association […]

Coping with Disordered Gambling Triggers

Although recovery from disordered gambling is certainly possible with the proper support, certain “triggers” can challenge problem gamblers as they try to change their behavior. By learning how to identify these triggers and cope with them, however, anyone can successfully recover from unhealthy sports betting in Atlantic City or any other form of disordered gambling. […]

Gambling in the Year of the Dog

On February 16, 2018, millions of people around the world celebrated the commencement of the Chinese New Year. For about a week (or much longer in some countries) festivals, concerts, parades, and parties ushered in the Year of the Dog. Many people that observed this holiday took part in traditions intended to sweep away ill […]

The Link Between Alcoholism and Disordered Gambling

People that cannot seem to limit their skill-based gambling in Atlantic City are more likely to struggle with alcoholism. Read our infographic for more information about the relationship between alcoholism and disordered gambling. Any problem gambler — not just those gambling in Atlantic City casinos — may be vulnerable to alcoholism. For resources that can help with […]

Strengthened Resolve: Overcoming Disordered Gambling in 2018

For disordered gamblers, their problematic behavior can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. Even if they find themselves participating in daily fantasy sports betting in Atlantic City to the point that they cannot pay for basic living expenses, problem gamblers can still struggle to change their behavior. Those trying to actively improve, however, have already completed […]

Resolving to Recover from Disordered Gambling

Have you or a loved one resolved to overcome a disordered relationship with sports betting in New Jersey this year? Read our infographic below to learn some effective methods for recovering from disordered gambling. If you or a loved one struggle with sports betting in Atlantic City or any other form of gambling, the Council on Compulsive […]