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Welcome to the official website of the Gam-AnonĀ® 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 effects on the gamblers' families and loved ones.

The Twelve Steps of Unity

In order to maintain the unity of Gam-Anon meetings throughout the world, experience has shown that:
1. Our common welfare should come first; personal serenity depends upon Gam-Anon Unity.
2. Our leaders are but Trusted Servants; they do not govern.
3. The only requirement for Gam-Anon membership is that your life has been affected by someone who has a gambling problem.
4. Each group should be self-governing except in matters affecting other groups or Gam-Anon as whole.
5. Gam-Anon has but one primary purpose; to carry its message to the family of the compulsive gambler.
6. Gam-Anon should never endorse, finance, or lend the Gam-Anon name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
7. Every Gam-Anon group should be self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
8. Gam-Anon should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
9. Gam-Anon as such should never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10. Gam-Anon has no opinion on outside issues; hence, the Gam-Anon name should never be drawn into controversy.
11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction, rather than promotion; but we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, films, television, internet, etc.
12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of the Gam-Anon program, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous have been reprinted and adapted by Gam-Anon with the permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) and Gam-Anon are not affiliated.