About OLGA® & OLG-Anon

Welcome to our new website!  Before you begin, please read What is new on our NEW website!

Welcome! On-Line Gamers Anonymous®, founded in 2002, is a self-help fellowship. We share our experience, strengths and hope to help each other recover and heal from problems caused by excessive game playing, whether it be computer, video, console, or on-line. Our community includes Recovering gamers (OLGA members), Family members, loved ones, friends, concerned others (OLG-Anon members), and those who Educate and reach out to others (Outreach members). We know how powerful, cunning, baffling and destructive excessive game playing can be. It can be devastating to the real-world lives of gamers and to those close to them. OLGA®/OLG-Anon provides resources for open discussion, support, education and referrals. We advocate and provide a 12-Step Program of recovery.  

We strengthen ourselves by helping one another.  Participating in OLGA®/OLG-Anon is a healing journey for all of us. We respect the need for privacy and ask all who choose to participate agree to this: Who you see here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here. Thank you for your courtesy.

We Offer Support.  Our community is open to all who seek support. We are not an activist group, nor do we sponsor such organizations. Our message forums are available to all, regardless of bias or opinion. We are here to share our experience, strength and hope and encourage peer-to-peer support. Family and friends are invited to share their experience, compassion, and wisdom. Every day we accumulate and add to our collection of information related to excessive gaming and the issues it creates. Sharing this with our visitors is a primary goal; the aforementioned information is viewable on this web site as it becomes available.

There are times when our community cannot adequately address the consequence of excessive gaming and professional help is needed. If you need more support than we offer here, please seek help from a professional. We encourage you to seek one who supports treatment for gaming in the same manner as alcohol or substance abuse.

To get full access, please create an account and login.  You will then be automatically be directed to the section which most closely matches your relationship to games, so we may provide information specific to your needs.  When you create an account, please use a valid email address, so you can be notified when members send you messages.

To learn how our community functions, read Frequently Asked Questions.

If you are lead to donate to our cause, please click here:  Donate Online.