“One of our books is called “Way of Life” and that is exactly what Gam-Anon gave me.”

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Gam-Anon literature can be used for topics at meetings, as well as for personal growth and reflection. The literature cannot not be copied and/or shared on any social media platform.  To request any of the literature[click here].

Recommended for the newcomer…

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

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

3. For Children
A compilation of original writings by children of compulsive gamblers.

4. Games Compulsive Gamblers and We Play
Revised in 2012. This is an insightful look at the emotional “mind games” played by the gambler and those affected by the compulsive gambler. Identify with the games including the “Blame/Guilt”, “Deny and Lie”, “Promises/Trust Me”, “Pick a Fight” and “Silent Treatment” and learn how to avoid them.

Other publications

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

The Twelve Step Workbook of Gam-Anon
An in-depth exploration of the Twelve Steps of Recovery.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

All literature listed above cannot be copied and/or shared on any social media platforms.

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Other web-sites which may be useful:

Gam-Anon Groups in Scotland: https://www.gamanonscotland.org/

Gam-Anon International Service Office: https://www.gam-anon.org/

G.A. Meetings (for the gambler): https://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/

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