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Spring 2022 Council Connection Newsletter

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) filled its March calendar to the brim in observance of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). Our staff blanketed the state with an information campaign designed to confront a surge in problem gambling spurred largely by the advent of sports and online betting.

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Winter 2022 Council Connection Newsletter

Welcome to the Winter 2022 edition of the Council Connection Newsletter. My name is Felicia Grondin and I was recently appointed as The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey’s (CCGNJ) new Executive Director. 

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Fall 2022 Council Connection Newsletter

Welcome to the Fall 2021 edition of the Council Connection Newsletter. The Council just concluded our 39th Annual Conference entitled “Engaging our Communities: Collaboration for Healthy Community Partnerships”.

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Could Betting on the World Cup Upend Your World?

Could Betting on the World Cup Upend Your World?

As the most popular sport in the world, soccer brings hundreds of millions of eyes to the global competition stage every four years. With 64 of the world’s top teams…

Are Carnival Games an Early Exposure to Gambling?

Are Carnival Games an Early Exposure to Gambling?

For generations, county fairs and carnivals have been a major part of the American experience. People flock to the rides, attractions, and food for an afternoon of family fun and…

Can Empty Nest Syndrome Lead to a Gambling Problem?

Can Empty Nest Syndrome Lead to a Gambling Problem?

There’s no secret that gambling problems can result from various underlying reasons. Problem gambling might take decades to show its face, or simply result from one significant issue that affects…

How Motivational Interviewing Helps Problem Gamblers During Therapy

How Motivational Interviewing Helps Problem Gamblers During Therapy

Have you ever heard of motivational interviewing? Surprisingly, not many people are not aware of this mental health treatment strategy. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a type of talk therapy involving…

Journaling Exercises to Overcome Problem Gambling

Journaling Exercises to Overcome Problem Gambling

While some may see writing in a journal as nothing more than a hobby, it can actually be a powerful tool for addressing problematic gambling behavior. There are an endless…

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