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3 Helpful Resources to Treat Problem and Disordered Gambling

Many people don’t realize that problem gambling is a treatable disorder that affects thousands of people globally every day. With multiple negative stigmas floating around, it is important that we clear the air so people understand the truth about this serious addiction. Even recently, a local Atlantic City Casino attached the word “degenerate” to gamblers, […]

Addiction to Fantasy Sports

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 – 2:30pm   Addiction to Fantasy Sports Becoming a Reality We Must Address  Trolaro, Dan Program Specialist at The Council on Complusive Gambling of NJ,Inc                  Each year, more and more Americans are becoming involved in fantasy sports contests.  The Fantasy Sports Trade Association estimates that over 41 million people played fantasy sports […]

The Compulsive Gambler: A Basic Overview

By Edward Looney, CCGC Thursday, April 30, 2015 – 4:30pm Edward Looney, CCGC Executive Director, Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ, Inc Kevin O’Neill, CCGC, LCSW, CADC, CEAP, CPS According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV), Pathological Gambling , commonly referred to as Compulsive Gambling, is classified as a “Disorder of […]

Adolescent Compulsive Gambling

The Hidden Epidemic Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – 4:30pm Ed Looney, Executive Director Kevin O’Neill The Problem It is no coincidence that adolescent gambling has surged in New Jersey and other states that have legalized and glamorized various forms of wagering from state lotteries, playing the horses, to casino gambling. Today, abstinence from gambling is […]

The Soul of Compulsive Gambling

Ed Looney, CCGC, Executive Director – Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. Thursday, March 5, 2015 – 4:30pm Experts tell us that 60%-70% of the people who gamble can do so in a “normal” way. For most people gambling is fun, entertaining, and adds a healthy dimension to their quality of life. For […]

Internet Gambling and Compulsive Gamblers

Prevention and Intervention Strategies for the Internet Gambling Industry Sunday, March 1, 2015 – 4:30pm The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (Council) is offering the following recommendations to Internet gambling organizations. The Council is a private, non-profit corporation which, as part of its’ mission , attempts to increase public awareness of compulsive […]

Adolescent and Teen Gamblers

Characteristics of Adolescent/Teen Gamblers Sunday, March 1, 2015 – 4:30pm Usually Male – 95 % ; Female – 5% Male: Competitive Intelligent Risk takers Impulsive High energy Good students (particularly at math) Usually have part time jobs (income) Popular Usually participates in athletics Many times children of substance abusers Usually start gambling for money before […]

ACGCCB Announces New Entry-Level Certification

American Compulsive Gambling Counselor Certification Board Announces New Entry-level Certification Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – 4:30pm The American Compulsive Gambling Counselor Certification Board (ACGCCB) has announced a pilot program in New Jersey. It has created a new certification status, the Associate Compulsive Gambling Counselor (ACGC). A proposal made to the Board by Donald Weinbaum, Executive […]

Jon Grant, M.D., J.D., M.P.H. – Near Misses in Pathological Gambling May Trick the Brain

Jon Grant, M.D., J.D., M.P.H. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 – 4:30pm Near Misses in Pathological Gambling May Trick the Brain Dr. Jon Grant discusses how research suggests that “near misses” in gambling may have the ability to trick our brain into thinking that the loss can be turned into a win if the gambler just […]