Hamilton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/21/2017 -- The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) spreads awareness about disordered gambling, and helps hundreds of people find the assistance they need in regards to their gambling addictions such as off-track wagering at establishments like Favorites. To close out a successful 2016, this non-profit organization recently recapped the 10 most important topics they discussed in the form of a year in review.
"We took several opportunities to spread awareness about problem gambling and its many forms," stated the CCGNJ's Executive Director, Neva Pryor.
In March, the CCGNJ chronicled the history of online gambling and how gambling will evolve as technology becomes more and more advanced. This look at what readers should know about online gambling takes the No. 10 spot on the list. Coming in at ninth is their November blog on understanding process addictions. In this post, the CCGNJ discussed how chemical imbalances, the inability to deal with specific situations, distorted beliefs and other factors could trigger addictions.
Daily fantasy football, a relevant topic as the season is coming to a close, was detailed during August. This No. 8-ranked topic of daily fantasy sports is projected to have a market size over $8 billion by 2020, according to LegalSportsReport.com.
The CCGNJ released a Domestic Violence Survey, which was conducted from June 3rd to June 20th. This survey, listed at No. 7, found that 30% of people who responded claimed that they or their partner spent time gaming or gambling more than once per week. It also found that 25% of those surveyed stated that gambling made their home life unhappy.
Rounding out the first part of the CCGNJ's Year in Review is the topic of gambling and mental health at No. 6. This organization spoke about the co-occurrence of gambling disorders and mental illness, and how to promote acceptance, eliminate negative judgment and avoid stereotypes.
Interested parties who wish to learn more about the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey the topics they discussed throughout 2016 as well as how they help people addicted to off-track wagering in Woodbridge can call 800-GAMBLER at any time or visit them online at http://www.800gambler.org/.
About The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to helping individuals seek help for their disordered gambling problem, and for concerned friends and loved ones to confidentially express their concerns about someone close to them. Their 24/7 hotline is 800-GAMBLER. The Council also works to train professionals in the fields of gambling addiction and recovery.
For more information, please visit http://www.800gambler.org.