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The following are the 12 Steps of Gamblers Anonymous, also referred to as GA. 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. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.

For the steps below, you can click on the More button to read comments from books and websites about that step, or click on the Working button to read about or hear people working the given step, or click on the Videos button to see videos about the given step. We also have forums for discussing the 12 steps in general and each of the steps in particular.

We admitted we were powerless over gambling - that our lives had become unmanageable.

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to a normal way of thinking and living.

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of this Power of our own understanding.

Made a searching and fearless moral and financial inventory of ourselves.

Admitted to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Were entirely ready to have these defects of character removed.

Humbly asked God (of our understanding) to remove our shortcomings.

Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

Make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

Having made an effort to practice these principles in all our affairs, we tried to carry this message to other compulsive gamblers.


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