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Gamblers Anonymous

International. Approximately 2400 chapters. Founded 1957. 12-Step. Fellowship of men and women who share experiences, strengths and hopes with each other to recover from compulsive gambling. Monthly bulletin for members. Offers assistance in starting new groups.
Write:
Gamblers Anonymous
P.O. Box 17173
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Voice: 626-690-3500
Fax: 626-690-3501
Website: http://www.gamblersanonymous.org
E-mail: isomain@gamblersanonymous.org
Verified: 8/14/2012

Gam-Anon Family Groups

International. 325 groups. Founded 1960. 12-Step. Fellowship for men and women who are husbands, wives, relatives or friends of compulsive gamblers, who have been affected by the gambling problem. Purpose is to learn acceptance and understanding of the gambling illness, to use the program to rebuild lives and give assistance to those who suffer. To start a local meeting, contact Gam-Anon International Service Office.
P.O. Box 157
Whitestone, NY 11357
Voice: 718-352-1671 (Tues. and Thurs., 9am-5pm EST)
Fax: 718-746-2571
Website: http://www.gam-anon.org
Verified: 7/26/2012

Overcomers Outreach, Inc.

International. 700 affiliated groups. Founded 1985. 12-Step. Christ-centered. Support for anyone affected by addictions, as well as their families and friends. Uses 12-steps of A.A. and applies them to the Scriptures. Uses Jesus Christ as the 'higher power'. Supplements involvement in other 12-step groups. Newsletter, group development guidelines and conferences.
Write:
Overcomers Outreach, Inc.
12828 Ancheson Dr.
Whittier, CA 90601
Voice: 1-800-310-3001
Website: http://www.overcomersoutreach.org
E-mail: info@overcomersoutreach.org
Verified: 7/2/2012

Intercongregational Addictions Program (ICAP)

International. Founded 1979. Network of recovering alcoholic women in religious orders. Helps Roman Catholic women who are, or have been, members of religious orders and are alcohol or chemically dependent, compulsive eaters, compulsive gamblers, etc. Information, referrals, assistance in meeting other members, phone support, conferences, retreats and e-mail support.
Write:
ICAP
7777 Lake St. Ste. 115
River Forest, IL 60305-1734
Voice: 708-488-9770
Fax: 708-488-9774
E-mail: icapsrs@sbcglobal.net
Verified: 7/17/2012

Bettors Anonymous

Model. 11 groups in US and Canada. Founded 1990. 12-Step. Fellowship who share their experience, hope and strength with each other in order to help themselves and others recover from compulsive gambling. Literature, phone help, information and referrals. Provides assistance in starting local groups.
Write:
Bettors Anonymous
P.O. Box 304
Wilmington, MA 01887
Voice: 978-988-1777 or 781-662-5199
Website: http://www.bettorsanonymous.org
Verified: 8/7/2012

Recoveries Anonymous

12-Step. International. 50 chapters. 12-Step. Spiritual recovery group for anyone seeking a solution for any kind of addiction, problem or behavior. Families and friends welcome. Face-to-face and telephone meetings available. For information visit website and click on the 'Meetings' tab or 'Contact Us' tab. Free 'How To Begin...' guides and 'Start A Group' kit can be downloaded for from the website.
Write:
R.A. Universal Services
P.O. Box 1212
East Northport, NY 11731
Website: http://www.r-a.org
E-mail: ra@r-a.org
Verified: 7/27/2012

All Addictions Anonymous

12-Step. International. Founded 2003. Mutual support for all addictions including alcohol, drugs, food, sex, smoking and gambling.
Write:
AAA World GSO
40 Wickstead Way
Thornhill, ON L3T 5E4
Voice: 416-657-7771
Website: http://alladdictionsanonymous.org
E-mail: info@alladdictionsanonymous.org
Verified: 7/25/2012

Addiction Recovery Support Group

12-Step. Christian-based. Support for individuals who desire freedom from any addiction including alcohol, drugs, sex, smoking, gambling, overeating, co-dependency, etc.
Write:
LDS Family Services
724 East 2100 South, Ste B
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Voice: 801-487-0499
Fax: 801-487-7005
Website: http://www.providentliving.org
Verified: 7/25/2012

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