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Workshop Description

This workshop, presented by Marc Lefkowitz, ICGC-II, 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 the structure of a 12-Step Program
  • Understanding the use of the tools of GA and how they apply to Members
  • Learning about the steps of “Unity” and “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 three key mechanics of GA and how they differ from clinical treatment
  • To understand the complete process of referring clients to Gamblers Anonymous
  • To understand how and why Page “17” can be used for relapse prevention


  • 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 is FREE to attend.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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