Self-Help programs and mutual support groups offer welcoming, supportive interactions and discussions in the context of recovery. They provide continued support during times of early relapse vulnerability and beyond. When combined with other therapeutic approaches, groups like this have the potential to serve as a powerful supplement, and offer individuals, family and friends the opportunity to build relationships with others experiencing similar situations.
Self-Help programs and mutual support groups can be implemented online or in a community setting, and these meetings often include structured programs that have behavioral, spiritual, and cognitive components.
Below are a list of various meetings and programs that may be beneficial to anyone experiencing issues related to gambling, and looking for assistance.
Gamblers Anonymous 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.
Answer GA’s 20 Questions to see if you might have a gambling problem.
For more information on the program and meetings in PA, visit www.gamblersanonymous.org.
Phone meetings are currently being held on:
Wednesday evenings at 9PM ET
Friday afternoons at 3PM ET
To access these calls:
- Dial 267-807-9601
- Enter access code 9131957
Gam-Anon is a 12 Step self-help fellowship of men and women who have been affected by the gambling problem of another. They understand as perhaps few can, and they are familiar with worry and sleepless nights and promises made only to be broken.
With the help of Gam-Anon, find your way back to a normal way of thinking and living, whether or not your loved ones continue to gamble. Gam-Anon believes that a change in attitude is of boundless help to others, as well as to gamblers.
SMART Recovery is an abstinence-oriented, not-for-profit organization for individuals with addictive problems. Their self-empowering, free mutual support meetings focus on ideas and techniques to help individuals.
For more information about SMART Recovery, or to find local meetings, please click HERE
Online Meeting/Support Resources
- A round the clock resource for online meetings taking place all over the world, for individuals and family members
- Online Fellowship offering virtual meetings for individuals, family & friends
- A private Facebook support group organized by women supporting women with a compulsive gambling addiction and currently in recovery.