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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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Gambling Puts Golden Years at Risk

Seniors, having worked their entire lives and raised families, look forward to settling into their golden years. For an increasing number of the elderly, that period of rewards for a…

Are Some Occupations at Higher Risk for Problem Gambling?

Are Some Occupations at Higher Risk for Problem Gambling?

Problem gambling can come up when you least expect it. A perfect combination of stressors, genetic predispositions, lifestyle choices, and other factors can trigger a response where problem gamblers are…

Can Certain Medications Make Problem Gambling Worse?

Can Certain Medications Make Problem Gambling Worse?

Each prescribed drug comes with a list of potential side effects a patient could experience while on the medication. Over the years, research has been emerging showing a connection between…

Can Exercise Aid Problem Gambling Recovery?

Can Exercise Aid Problem Gambling Recovery?

Problem gambling recovery can be a tough road to walk, especially with gambling apps and websites right at your fingertips and a whirlwind of emotions ravaging your body. Instead of…

Keeping It Out of the Game: NFL Player Suspended for Betting on His Team

Keeping It Out of the Game: NFL Player Suspended for Betting on His Team

On March 7, 2022 the NFL released a statement announcing the suspension of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley for the 2022 season due to sports betting. The news shocked…

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