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Mutual aid

Gamblers Anonymous (GA)

Gamblers Anonymous is a mutual-aid group, similar in principles and philosophy to Alcoholics Anonymous, following a disease model of addiction with lifelong total abstinence needed for recovery from "Compulsive Gambling". It offers support to people affected by gambling problems. GA's belief is that "compulsive gamblers" have a progressive illness, which can be arrested, but never cured.


Gamanon is a mutual-aid support group for people affected by someone else's gambling, such as family members, partners, friends and so on.