Gam-Anon is a fellowship of men and women who are husbands, wives, relatives or close friends who have been affected by the gambling problem. If you are seeking a solution for living with this problem, we would like you to feel that we understand as perhaps few can.
We, too, are familiar with worry and sleepless night and promises made only to be broken. Our thinking had become confused and many of us had become nervous, irritable, bitter and unreasonable. Gam-Anon can offer you a new way of life. (Gam-Anon Meetings)
We learn at our Gam-Anon meetings that there is nothing we can do to stop our loved ones from gambling. If that is the sole purpose for attending meetings and you have come with a closed mind about yourself, then it is very likely you will not return until you are desperate enough to want to help yourself.
When this time comes, you will find many willing and friendly members to help you with your problems. We know how you feel. It was difficult for us to realise that our lives had become unmanageable. Feeling of panic and insecurity had become part of us. We had lost our way and had come to believe that our lives were hopeless. Our minds had become breeding places for anger, flashes of temper, jealousy, self-pity and all the other destructive forces we all know so well.
The Purposes of Gam-Anon.
To grow spiritually through living by the twelve steps of Gam-Anon.
To learn to live with the gambling problem.
To give encouragement and understanding to the compulsive gambler.
To welcome and give assistance and comfort to the families of compulsive gamblers.