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4 Things the CCGNJ is Thankful For

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays here at the CCGNJ. Living in a fast-paced world, sometimes we forget to take a deep breath and reflect on the little things in life that we have to be grateful for. That being said, we feel that it’s appropriate to open up and give you an unfiltered, […]

Examining Cultural Diversity: Takeaways from Dr. Sachin Karnik’s Conference Presentation

The stage was set for the 34th Annual Statewide Conference on Compulsive Gambling. The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) put together an impressive lineup of speakers, presenters and exhibits to help spread awareness about problem gambling, and how it affects multiple cultures across NJ. Although the CCGNJ is known as a gambling […]

How Are Gambling and Domestic Violence Related?

Domestic violence is not reserved to physical altercations between couples. It encompasses a wide spectrum of destructive behavior that includes physical, sexual and psychological attacks. While it is commonly thought of as something between significant others, it can also occur between family members, friends and roommates. According to Neva Pryor, Executive Director of the Council […]

Military Vets Can Be Prone to Problematic Gambling

Even the most courageous men and women who serve our country are prone to losing a battle with substance use disorder, problematic gambling, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Many people are unaware of what military veterans go through on a daily basis once returning home after duty.  (Image Source) Numbers don’t lie: There are more […]

Is Gambling A Trick or A Treat?

’Tis the season to be scary, so we’ve decided to bring you a spooktacular blog that examines gambling in a new light (or darkness). At first glance, placing bets seems harmless, but gambling has proven to “haunt” thousands of households across America One reason many people have issues with gambling is the initial allure that […]

National Recovery Month Falls in The Heart of Sports Betting Season

While there is an incredible focus on drug and alcohol recovery every September for National Recovery Month, we must make sure that problem gambling help is also available for those who seek recovery for an often misunderstood addiction. Gambling addiction requires no pills or syringes. It simply requires two things: Money (or any asset) and […]

National Suicide Prevention Month: Don’t Gamble With Your Life

While September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, this issue is something that must be taken seriously year round. From accountants and everyday people to NFL players themselves, it’s impossible to ignore the correlation between gambling and suicide. Depending on the study and the geographical area, compulsive gambling has been linked from 5% to 40% with […]

Up Close and Personal at the 34th Annual Statewide Gambling Conference

Another successful conference is behind us, and there’s no shortage of highlights to discuss. On Friday, September 16th, a diverse group of professionals ranging from social workers to gambling business representatives came together at the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ’s 2016 Statewide Conference on Compulsive Gambling to share knowledge, stories and statistics relating to […]

Learning About Multicultural Gambling at the 34th Annual Statewide Conference

Do you have plans on Friday, September 16th, 2016? Didn’t think so. Even if you do, are your plans as important as learning about gambling from a multicultural perspective? Put down your remote control and magazine for a few hours because the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ (CCGNJ) is offering some enlightening presentations that […]

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ’s Annual Conference is Around the Corner

The 34th Annual Statewide Conference on Disordered Gambling is upon us. The Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ (CCGNJ) is sponsoring this year’s event, which will focus on “Gambling From a Multicultural Perspective.” The event will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016, at the Holiday Inn located at 399 Monmouth St, East Windsor, NJ […]

The Emergence of Daily Fantasy Football

Football season is here. So is fantasy football season and daily/weekly fantasy football. Let’s break it down quickly for you: Back In the Day Not too long ago websites like Yahoo and MySpace ruled the Web. Fast forward to present day, where MySpace is virtually irrelevant (thanks to Mark Zuckerberg) and Yahoo has become an […]

Staying Aware During Responsible Gaming Education Week

Although this week is the 19th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week, responsible gaming is something that is important year-round. The goal is to showcase multiple approaches and programs that promote responsible gaming across America.  The week focuses on researching every angle of gaming and gambling and potential prevention methods worth pursuing. Some of the best […]

Gambling & Domestic Violence Survey Results

From June 3rd, 2016 – June 29, 2016, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ, Inc. conducted a survey with the hopes of better understanding the correlation between gambling and domestic violence. Upon gathering the results from 100 anonymous responses, we were able to learn a lot about gambling addicts’ behaviors. ABOUT THE SURVEY:   […]

How Gambling Affects Your Health

Gambling doesn’t just affect your wallet. It impacts your relationships, health, and wellbeing. Individuals who are addicted to gambling tend to have worse health due to ingesting caffeine, cigarettes, alcohol, even other [and illicit] substances. It can also negatively affect your mental health. Gambling can cause anxiety, stress, depression, and even suicide. Riding the highs […]