|Monday 7:30 -9:00 pm||Ottawa
Gloucester Presbyterian Church
91 Pike Street
Enter by the main door off the parking lot
turn left, room at the end of the hall.
|Monday 6:30 pm||Smith Falls
Smith Falls Addictions and Mental Health Services Building
179 Elmsley Street North
|Tuesday 7:00 pm||Cornwall
Cornwall Wesleyan Church
780 Sydney Street
Parking and entrance on Eight Street
|Tuesday 7:30 pm||Gatineau
Centre Paroissial St-Rosaire
5 Rue Saint Arthur
Cette reunion aura lieu en francais
|Tuesday 7:30 pm
Alexander Community Centre
960 Silver Street
|Thursday 7:00 -9:00 pm
Community Pentecostal Church
1825 St.Joseph Blvd.
| Open Meeting
|Thursday 7:30 -9:00 pm
Kanata Community Christian Reformed Church
46 Castlefrank Road
| Open Meeting|
Meeting is down the stairs to the left inside the main doors
|Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00||Ottawa
McNabb Community Centre
180 Percy Street
| Open Meeting
FOR SEPTEMBER 2, 9, 16 ONLY, meetings will be held at
211 Bronson Avenue
1. Did you lose time from work or school due to gambling?
2. Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
3. Did gambling affect your reputation?
4. Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
5. Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
6. Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
7. After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
8. After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?
9. Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone?
10. Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
11. Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
12. Were you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures?
13. Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?
14. Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?
15. Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness?
16. Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?
17. Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
18. Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
19. Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
20. Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their
experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common
problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling. There are no dues or fees for Gamblers Anonymous membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Gamblers Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. Our primary purpose is to stop gambling and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.
Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real problem gamblers.
The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of prison, insanity or death.
Therefore, in order to lead normal happy lives, we try to practice to the best of our ability, certain principles in our daily affairs.
The most difficult and time consuming problem with which they will be faced is that of bringing about a character change within themselves. Most
Gamblers Anonymous members look upon this as their greatest challenge, which should be worked on immediately and continued throughout their lives.
Anonymity also has great value in attracting new members who initially might feel there is a stigma attached to the problem. Therefore, we guarantee the newcomer as much anonymity as they choose.
More importantly, we are beginning to realize that anonymity has tremendous spiritual significance. It represents a powerful reminder that we need always place principles above personalities.
Our survival as individuals demands that we renounce personal gratification . . . so our Gamblers Anonymous movement not only advocates but tries
to practice true humility and it is through greater humility that we will be able to live in peace and security for all the years to come.