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Gamblers Anonymous

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 do the same.

GA members offer the hand of friendship to anyone who is looking to try and stop gambling.

At GA we have three main types of meeting

Normal GA Meeting.  These meetings are for compulsive gamblers and take place in over 180 locations a week in the UK.  If you are, or think you are a compulsive gambler these are the meetings for you.  

Open Meetings.  These meetings are a celebration of a compulsive gamblers abstinence from gambling.  They generally occur around once per year at each meeting location and family and friends are welcome to attend and share in the celebration. 

Gamanon Meetings.  These meetings are for Family and Friends of compulsive gamblers and aid to help people who are affected by someones gambling.  Gamanon meetings are ususally held on the same night and locations as Gamblers Anonymous meetings.  Please note not every venue has a Gamanon meeting.  To find out more please refer to the Gamanon site

Address:
Gam-Anon Support Group, PO Box 88, London, SW10 0EU
Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
020 7384 3040 (Gam-Anon London helpline 24hrs)
Website:
Opening times:
Weekly meetings at various locations throughout the UK. Please phone/check websites for local details.
Who is it for:
Our self-help fellowship is for compulsive gamblers with a desire to stop gambling.
Languages:
English.
Disabled access:
Some meetings have wheelchair access. Contact helpline.
Childcare:
Contact helpline
Charges:
None. Voluntary contributions only.
How to apply:
Contact helpline.
Sector:
Voluntary

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