Gamer-Anon members are people who are concerned about someone with a compulsive gaming problem. Gamer-Anon is based on the principles of Al-Anon which, for years, has provided experience, strength, and hope to the families of alcoholics.
Gamer-Anon is a mutual support group of peers who share their experience in applying the Gamer-Anon principles to problems related to the effects of a compulsive gamer in their lives. Gamer-Anon started in February of 2021 and so currently there are a small number of meetings. Based on the early interest, it is anticipated that this fellowship will grow dramatically.
As our groups grow and we identify more people willing to be of service, we will likely continue to expand. In the meantime, please consider attending Al-Anon meetings.
Our personal situations may be different, but we share as equals because of what we have in common: our lives have been affected by another person’s compulsive gaming. Game-Anon is a mutual support group.
We can find understanding and support when we share our common experience with each other. Some of us are here because a spouse or partner has struggled with compulsive gaming. For others, the compulsive gamer is a parent, child, or grandchild. Sometimes a brother, a sister, or some other friend or relative recommends us to Game-Anon. Many of us have had more than one compulsive gamer family member or friend.
Compulsive gaming has similar effects on us all, even though our relationships to the compulsive gamer may be different. Many newcomers are most interested in hearing about situations and relationships that are similar to their own. Over time, however, we come to understand that we can benefit from hearing how the Game-Anon principles worked in many different circumstances.
Gamer-Anon has meetings every week over Zoom. If you are interested in attending a meeting at another time, please talk to a meeting leader about adding your name to our We Care sheet.