OLGA Boston, MA Chapter

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OLGA Boston, MA Chapter

I would like to start a face-to-face meeting chapter of OLGA in the Boston area. ATM, I have no solid plan, but hope to have one shortly. I intend to post signs in and around the Boston/Cambridge area, visit other 12-step fellowship meetings, and hopefully have a meeting place within a few months. If there are OLGA members who have suggestions for me, please post to this thread! If there are OLGA members who live close to Boston, please PM me! I'll post new information as I get it!

Ever reach down to turn down the sound on your car radio, only to realize that it wasn't actually on, and what you wanted to turn down were your thoughts?

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I spoke with Rob today.

I spoke with Rob today. This will be happening soon! Liz

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Some 12 step clubhouses host

Some 12 step clubhouses host meetings for and support a variety of fellowships. It might be worth looking into any club houses near you, to either create awareness of your meeting or possibly hold the meeting there.

Next time I'm in Boston, I'll try to work your meeting into my schedule!

Scott

What you feed grows, and what you starve withers away.

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go for it robert, more will

go for it robert,

more will be revealed:)

12 step fellowships didn't start with much of a plan, (reading up on the AA stuff and history will attest to that)

the principal is, people are hurting, and don't have a way to get better.

so there is nothing you can do wrong:)

gl hf:)

leveling in steps, serenity, sponcys, sponsors, exercise, and sleep, (sanity has been downsized)
sober from all electronic games since 11/19/2010

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ALANO clubs have several

ALANO clubs have several rooms at each location in larger cities.

Boston ALANO should have this type of facility.

There is rent, to cover costs, but we are fully self supporting so

you shouldn't have any problems if you follow the program and 12 step format.

Keep it simple.

Once I decide to do something, I usually just do it.
Once in awhile though, I find my defenses low, and have to remind myself of my resolve.
I'm not perfect. I struggle with my emotions. All I can really do is try to live better ONE DAY AT A TIME.

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Hi wildkitty,      Do you

Hi wildkitty,

Do you mean AlAnon? I'm familiar with several of the Boston AlAnon meetings and intend to visit them to announce a new OLGA meeting.

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Hi.  I'm new here and

Hi. I'm new here and wondering if people are getting together for meetings.

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Hmmm....I wonder if anyone

Hmmm....I wonder if anyone is even in New England at all???

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All the time!  

All the time!

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I do hope that you guys find

I do hope that you guys find the support for a face to face meeting soon. Being an alcoholic in recovery its hard to see my son wasting away with his addiction to On Line gaming. It almost reminds me of my abuse of crack back in the day of my sickness

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I am not a gamer but would

I am not a gamer but would like to attend meeting to help a family member. anything in the Boston metro-west area?

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I'm from Boston, Mission

I'm from Boston, Mission Hill area and not that familiar with Cambridge, so if the location could be T accessable that would be stupendous!

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I'm on the norrh shore, but

I'm on the norrh shore, but am happy to come meet anywhere. I'm struggling with an online gaming addiction, and really could use talking/meeting with others in the same situation. Please do let me know if a meeting comes together, thank you very much.

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Hi,         I live in

Hi,

I live in Gardner, MA and would be interested in helping start/attend a meeting in MA. I am active in NA and have been attending meetings for about 2 years. Let me know! Thanks!

Schneevs

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So, this thread looks

So, this thread looks dead... Starting a new one.

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Thread not dead.  Love to

Thread not dead. Love to meet some one around Cambridge or E mass.

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Hi all,  Any news on

Hi all,

Any news on setting up a meeting? I have had several years experience with other 12 step groups, have read AA Big Book (founding book) and the like. Addiction takes many forms.

I'm newly sober as of today (again) and know I need support. It's a tough road alone, especially for those of us who have hidden behind a computer screen and may be isolated already.

Please feel free to IM me. Presently in the metro-west area.

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