Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.
During Covid there has been challenges with operating meetings, some are back however please check with the meeting secretary and review the meeting updates to find the latest information.
The government has issued a guidance for support groups which can be viewed at the following website:
For Covid guidelines and restrictions with regard to social distancing and safety please take note of the following points:
1. If you are feeling unwell or have just returned from overseas travel, the public health advice is that you need to restrict your movements for 14 days, accordingly you must not attend physical GA meetings during this period.
2. Generally the rooms have reduced capacity and to ensure that people can be accommodated, please inform the secretary before the meeting
3. Its recommended to wear face masks for everyones safety
Please see meeting updates page for further information.
Details of Video and Audio conference meetings are available in Meeting Updates page.
Only you can decide if you have a problem with gambling.
But you are not on your own.
Meetings are at the heart of the GA Recovery Programme. They provide a confidential, safe place where members can share honestly about their experience. Through listening to others, we learn how to live life in recovery.
There are meetings all over Ireland, every day of the week.
Find one close to where you are.
Family and loved ones
Living with compulsive gambling can be devastating. Family relationships can become unbearably strained, and problems can seem insurmountable.
Gam-Anon is a fellowship for family members and loved ones of compulsive gamblers. It can offer you a new way of life.