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Understanding Gamblers Anonymous

Pre-recorded Workshop

Available March 1 – 31, 2021

This will be a pre-recorded workshop titled “Understanding Gamblers Anonymous” presented by Marc Lefkowitz, ICGC-II. You can take the workshops at anytime, anywhere throughout the month of March and still receive a CE certificate.

Workshop Description

This workshop will be an overview of the Gamblers Anonymous Recovery Program. Topics are: history of Gamblers Anonymous; 12-Steps of Unity and Recovery; literature; finding a meeting; guests attending a meeting; similarities/differences with other 12-Step programs; sponsorship; and “pressure relief”. Gamblers Anonymous and Covid-19 and its implications will be discussed.

Key concepts covered include:

  • Learning about the structure of a 12-Step Program
  • Understanding the use of the tools of Gamblers Anonymous and how they apply to Members
  • Learning about the 12 Steps of “Unity” and the 12 Steps of “Recovery” and how they define a 12-Step Program

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • To gain an understanding of the mechanics of Gamblers Anonymous and how it differs from clinical treatment and other 12-Step programs.
  • To understand the process of sending clients to Gamblers Anonymous and how a therapist can attend a Gamblers Anonymous meeting.
  • To understand the importance of Page “17” and how it can be used for relapse prevention.
  • To understand Gamblers Anonymous and its procedures on financial recovery.


  • History and structure of Gamblers Anonymous
  • The 12 Steps of Unity
  • Page “17”
  • The Gamblers Anonymous 20 Questions
  • Attending a Meeting
  • Similarities/Difference with Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Literature, Sponsorship
  • “Pressure Relief”
  • Implications of Covid-19
  • Gam-anon
  • The 12 Steps of Recovery
  • Short video of GA meeting

This workshop is 1.5 hours in length. It’s free to attend! Please contact us if you have any questions.


  • Cost
  • Start Time
    March 2 @ 12:00 am
  • End Time
    March 31 @ 11:59 pm
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Organizer
    Tonya Williams