Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a Twelve-Step program designed to help problem gamblers recover from their addiction to gambling. GA has no affiliation to religious organizations, political parties, or special interest groups. The guiding principles are very similar to those of other Twelve-Step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous. GA welcomes people with any type of gambling problem to its meetings. As outlined in their Unity Program, the only requirement for membership is an honest desire to stop gambling. Gamblers Anonymous describes a compulsive gambler as someone whose gambling has caused growing and continuing problems in any area of his or her life, including, but not limited to financial, relational, legal, and vocational. G A has adapted the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous to ...

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