Going to a GA meeting is simple. You find out where and when there is a meeting convenient for you and just turn up. That's it. There's no signing in, no money to pay, no appointment to make. There are no intrusive questions, no obligations. We use first names only. Your privacy and anonymity will be respected. Remember; The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.

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Frequent Questions


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What is Compulsive Gambling ?

What is the first thing a compulsive gambler ought to do in order to stop gambling ?

Can a compulsive gambler ever gamble normally again?

Does this mean I can't even do the lottery or play a game for table stakes?

Do G.A. members go into gambling places to help former members who are still gambling?

If I stop gambling, won't it make it difficult for me to keep some desirable business and social contacts?

If I join G.A., won't everyone know I am a compulsive gambler?

How does a person stop gambling through the G.A. programme?

Are there more compulsive gamblers in certain occupations than in others?

Does G.A. look upon compulsive gambling as a moral vice?

Can a person recover by himself by reading literature or medical books on the problem of compulsive gambling?
I only go on gambling binges periodically. Do I need G.A.?

Why can't a compulsive gambler simply use his willpower to stop gambling?

What, however, are some of the factors that might cause a person to become a compulsive gambler?

Is knowing why we gambled important?

What is the dream world of the compulsive gambler?

Isn't compulsive gambling basically a financial problem?

Does G.A. want to abolish gambling?

Who can join G.A.?

How much does it cost to join G.A.?

Who runs G.A.?

What is the G.A. Recovery Programme?

What is the Unity Programme?

Is G.A. a religious society?

As it is used in G.A., what is the meaning of the word spiritual?