Welcome to the official website of the Gam-Anon® International Service Office, Inc., serving the community of international meetings of the Gam-Anon Family Groups. Gam-Anon has created this website to provide information for the general public and professional community about problem (compulsive) gambling and its financial and emotional affects on the gamblers' families and loved ones.

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Literature

Literature can be ordered by mailing the literature order form to the Gam-Anon International Service Office. Orders sent to the Gam-Anon office by mail are paid  by check or money order in US funds. 

Members of the public, mental health professionals and members of the media are encouraged to order literature to learn about the Gam-Anon program.

Literature is also available at Gam-Anon meetings.

All books,pamphlets, and CD's are copyrighted by the Gam-Anon International Service Office, Inc.

 

LITERATURE SUMMARY

BOOKS and PAMPHLETS

The Gam-Anon Way of Life - A Gam-Anon Manual - 60 pages - This is the book that is used at every meeting. Contains the Suggested Welcome, Steps of Recovery, Unity Steps, Purposes of Gam-Anon, Tools of the Program, Trust…the Myths and Realities, Suggested Points, Frequently Asked Questions with Answers… and more.

Living With the Compulsive Gambler - Over 140 pages of member’s experiences, meditations, poetry, explanations of Steps of Recovery and Unity Program, history of Gam-Anon.

Fourth Step Inventory - Revised in 2001, it is divided into topics appropriate for an inventory (anger, honesty, trust, control, self-worth, etc.), with thought provoking questions on each topic to help you with your inventory.

Games Compulsive Gamblers and We Play - An insightful look at the emotional "mind games" played by the gambler and those affected by the compulsive gambler. Identify with the "Pick a Fight" game, "Blame/Guilt" game, "I Love You/I Hate You" game and others and learn how to avoid them.

Insights Into Recovery - Thoughts on the Recovery Steps, meetings, program tools, spirituality, and many aspects of life in general.

A Merry-Go-Round Named Denial - By means of an imaginary play, this book shows how those primary persons in the life of a gambler can perpetuate the illness and prevent recovery, and suggests what can be done to initiate a positive program of recovery.

Gam-A-Teen - The basic book to be used at Gam-A-Teen meetings for children of compulsive gamblers.

Gam-Anon Twelve Steps of Recovery and Companion Questions - An in depth explanation of the Twelve Steps of Recovery with questions to aid in an in depth study of the Twelve Steps.

Information for the Newcomer - Welcomes the newcomer to Gam-Anon, explains compulsive gambling and the Gam-Anon program.

For the Parents - A compilation of original writings by parents of compulsive gamblers.

Reflections On Our Gam-Anon Experience - Over 50 inspirational writings of members with their thoughts on Gam-Anon, living with the gambler, and everything else that reflects us and the Gam-Anon experience in our lives.

Past and Present - A collection of writings that originally appeared in various Conference books printed from 1979 - 1997. Conference books are written and printed by local members for a Conference and never reprinted.

CD - Welcome to Gam-Anon - A demonstration meeting, followed by a section with questions and answers about Gam-Anon and information about organizing a meeting.

CD - The Gam-Anon Way of Life - An audio book version of the 60 page book.

Gam-Anon By-laws and Office Manual - Governs the activities and management of the International Service Office. Includes the division of meetings into geographic areas represented on the Board of Delegates, elections of Officers and Committees and their responsibilities, elections and responsibilities of the Delegates to the Board. The Board makes the decisions that affect Gam-Anon as a whole.

Handbook for Publicity and Public Relations - Guides members and meetings in their efforts to publicize Gam-Anon in their communities, manage hotlines, e-mails, and websites by following the guidelines of the Unity Steps of Gam-Anon.

ALSO AVAILABLE

Certificate of Incorporation - The Gam-Anon International Service Office is a legally established 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

FREE HANDOUTS

All of the following are available free of charge and may be copied.

  • Are You Living With a Compulsive Gambler? - A trifold containing the Gam-Anon 20 Questions. Can be used for public relations and for new members.
  • Gam-Anon Can Help - A trifold that relates personal experiences of members.  Can be used for public relations and for new members.
  • New Member Packet - Can be given as it is to new members, or taken apart and used as individual pages.
  • Suggested Meeting Formats and Topics - Copies of actual formats and topics used by meetings and previously printed in the newsletter, Gam-Anews.
  • Conference Guidelines - Explains how to organize a local conference or an international conference, including managing the funds and workshop guidelines.
  • Gam-Anon Budget Relief Instructions and Financial Forms - Helps members take financial inventory and put some order into the financial chaos of living with a compulsive gambler.

 

 

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