Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.
What is the first thing a compulsive gambler ought to do in order to stop gambling?
To accept the fact that compulsive gambling is a progressive illness and to have the desire to get well. Our experience has shown that the GA programme will always work for anyone who wants to stop gambling. It will seldom work for the man or woman who cannot, or will not, squarely face the facts about this illness.
Only you can make that decision.
Most people turn to G.A. when they become willing to admit that gambling has them licked. Also, in G.A. a compulsive gambler is described as a person whose gambling has caused growing and continuing problems in many departments of life. Many G.A. members went through terrifying experiences before they were ready to accept help. Others were faced with a slow, subtle deterioration which finally brought them to the point of admitting defeat.
What goes on in a GA meeting?
A friendly meeting together of men and women, young and old who have a desire to s gambling. No questions about who they are, no professionals or do-gooders. No cross-examinations. Absolutely no religious connections. No entrance fees.
If you admit you gamble out of control and that you want to s then you are automatically a member! No personal details and no fees requested. GA is totally self-supporting from voluntary collections â€“ nothing from the new member on their first night.
One of the members is the chairperson for the evening; he or she invites those who wish, to speak about their life while gambling and since sping gambling. The speaker is not interrupted.
The backbone is the 12 step programme. A simple guide to living a normal life without gambling which can be used or interpreted in any way the member chooses.
Gamblers Anonymous works for the man or woman who wants it to - try just one visit to find out for yourself.