GA/Gam-Anon-More Than a Meeting

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GA/Gam-Anon-More Than a Meeting

Post by Administrator » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:27 pm

For gamblers and loved ones alike, the most popular resource to take advantage of is Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon. These programs have been the staple for many years and have helped thousands of individuals who have been affected by gambling.

These are 12 step programs based on the traditions of AA and offer people a safe place to share and learn from experiences in order to abstain from gambling and build a better way of life. These programs help people work on themselves.

There are four types of meetings available.:
Closed meetings are for gamblers only.
Open meetings are groups where anyone can attend even if you do not know someone who is affected by gambling.
Gam-Anon is for family, friends and loved ones.
Combined meetings are where GA and Gam-Anon members are together in the same setting.

The group meeting mentality is that members are encouraged to lean on others for support and advice. By hearing from others that have abstained from gambling, members realize how good life can be without placing a bet.

The FCCG is here to help! If you or someone you know has a problem, call the 24-hour, bilingual, confidential 1-888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine for resources and referrals.

Programs Within the Programs
12 Steps-this is the life and thought process changing “meat” of the program. They should be worked on with the help from others
Sponsorship-mentors guide newcomers and assist them in working the steps
Phone list-contact info on members to reach out to anytime
Pressure Relief Group– financial counseling conducted by knowledgeable members in order to relieve stress

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