Gam-Anon


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Do you think you are living with a Compulsive Gambler? Visit the Gam-Anon Scotland Website for more information.

Who is Gam-Anon for?

Gam-Anon meetings are for families and friends of compulsive gamblers regardless of whether the gambler attends Gamblers Anonymous or not.

What is Gam-Anon?

Gam-Anon provides support and encouragement for the families and friends of compulsive gamblers, and helps them to understand the problem and to help overcome it.

Compulsive Gambling is recognised as an emotional illness. Living with this illness proves to be a devastating experience. Family relationships become unbearable strained. The home is filled with bitterness, frustration and resentment.

There seems to be no way to solve our insurmountable difficulties. We are unable to think rationally at times.

If you are affected by someone else’s gambling then Gam-Anon can help. Gam-Anon meetings are for the friends and families who have been affected by a gambling problem. You are not alone.

What happens at a Gam-Anon meeting?

The meetings allow you to talk to people who have been or are in your position. They will offer support, help, advice and confidentiality. What is said within the meeting stays within the meeting.

Please do not feel intimidated when coming to your first meeting. You will be greeted with smiles and a helping hand to show you where you need to be.

Gam-Anon and G.A. Meetings

Gam-Anon meetings are often held on the same nights as GA meetings but in separate rooms. The two fellowships do not share experiences or information about each other.

What Next?

If you think you are living with a compulsive gambler or have a member of your family who is compulsive, ring the Helpline number 0370 050 8881 or find a Gam-Anon meeting near you.