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Don’t Gamble with the Winter Blues

Quite often, disordered gamblers also struggle with other psychiatric conditions. In fact, disordered gambling has an over 96% comorbidity rate with other issues like anxiety, depression, and substance use. These conditions can feed into each other, posing a greater challenge for treatment than they would alone. One such condition, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), rises to […]

Is There a Connection Between Problem Gambling and Domestic Partner Abuse?

An individual struggling with problematic sports betting in Atlantic City has a greater probability of experiencing or inflicting domestic partner abuse. Read on to learn more about the relationship between abuse and disordered gambling: Are you or a loved one struggling with casino gambling in Atlantic City or any other form of gambling? Call our 24-7 hotline […]

Sports Betting on the Rise: What You Need to Know

People have been playing and watching sports since the days of the ancient Greeks, if not earlier. Although watching sports doesn’t require a gambling component, the two tend to go hand-in-hand. You probably know from personal experience: For example, maybe you’re in your office’s fantasy football draft. Or, if you don’t personally get excited about […]

The Role of Gratitude in Recovery

During this time of year, as we partake in holiday celebrations with friends and family, we traditionally stop to meditate on the positive aspects of our lives. Those that study religion – and, on a certain level, human history – know that we have been participating in gratitude practices for millennia. In recent years, psychologists […]

Disordered Gambling’s Relationship to Mental Health

Over the course of history, our understanding of mental health disorders has evolved greatly. Because psychological and neurological disorders are “invisible” by nature, their study and treatment present unique challenges. Thankfully, the medical field makes significant advances every day. In recent years, influential studies have indicated that many mental health disorders have a much stronger […]

Dr. Marc Potenza: Pioneer of Gambling Treatment’s New Frontier

For our 35th Annual Statewide Conference last month, we commenced the event with keynote speaker Dr. Marc Potenza. During his talk, he spoke of his research, which studies the similarities and differences between disordered substance use and problem gambling. This line of research served as a fitting introduction for our conference per its theme: “The […]

Trick, or Treat? Self-Deceptions and Revelations of Disordered Gamblers

Every October 31st, countless kids dress up as their favorite heroes and monsters to go trick-or-treating. Practically everyone can conjure fond memories of their own Halloween exploits. Often, somewhere in the process of donning a costume, a certain catharsis takes place. By imitating people and characters we idolize, we feel that we come a little […]

New Frontiers Explored at Our 35th Annual Statewide Conference

On September 15th, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) held our 35th Annual Statewide Conference. In the spirit of this year’s theme, “The New Frontier in Gambling Treatment,” we invited various experts to speak about innovations in research and therapy via workshops given to conference attendees. Here are just a few of […]

Staying in the Moment with Dr. Alyssa N. Wilson

Last month, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) held our 35th Annual Statewide Conference. Each year, we invite professionals that work in fields related to gambling to gather for a day of sharing our experiences and learning of the latest advancements in gambling problem help. This year, our theme, “The New Frontier […]

Exploring New Frontiers with Dr. Marc Potenza

On September 15th, we held our 35th Annual Statewide Conference. This year, the theme was “The New Frontier in Gambling Treatment.” At the event, researchers, therapists, and doctors presented their findings and innovations in the study of disordered gambling and gambling problem help. At the CCGNJ, we work hard to stay on the cutting-edge of […]

There is No Age Limit on Gambling Addiction: Know the Signs

More and more seniors struggle with gambling addiction, including in the form of casino gambling in Atlantic City, online gambling at home or another form of betting, every day. Over the years, the retiree demographic has grown tremendously due to improvements in healthcare. The rate of seniors with gambling addiction has also increased and continues […]

This National Recovery Month, Learn How You Can Help Loved Ones with Gambling Addiction

Join us at the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey as we observe National Recovery Month. Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, leads the country in a month dedicated to spreading awareness and understanding of mental disorders and […]

The Hidden Nature of Gambling Addiction

Gambling is considered an invisible addiction. There are no smells or track marks that are easily identifiable. There are no blood tests, urine screens or hair follicles to detect gambling disorders.  Gambling Disorder is officially classified by the American Psychiatric Association as an addiction, though gambling problems can easily be camouflaged as ordinary and unremarkable […]