OLGA South Florida Chapter

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Masacarious
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OLGA South Florida Chapter

In a world where the superficial meets the tourist, we have south florida. The so called "recovery capital of the world." Here, we have plenty of AA, NA, CA, CODA-- plus the sister Al-Anon, Narc-Anon, etc. Here, the heroin addict, the crack head, the alcoholic, the sex fiend, the codependent, the gambler, virtually everybody has a place they can go and feel like they 100% belong... Ironically, virtuality is where many of these people run after they kick their so called primary addiction AKA the reason they came to South Florida in the first place. This "process addiction" of gaming, however, is severely overshadowed in darkness to the point where it gets ignored by the very people who are trying to live addiction free forever! Even worse, the VAST majority of the many institutions around and people who run them don't even consider gaming to be a rapidly growing problem let alone an addiction!

I could go into extensive detail about what it's like on the inside but the conclusion will be the same...There is a LOT that needs to be done. I'm sure at least some of the addicts of other flavors who became obsessed with video gaming at some point during or after their active "primary addiction" can agree that there is something to be gained and, therefore, will likely show their support so I'm not as worried about that. The people I'm super concerned about reaching out to are the ones who don't go to those meetings and who don't hear the message of hope, freedom, and a new way of life...The ones like me...

I don't think I'm ready to lead this though. I know something needs to be done though and it keeps coming to mind day after day. I'm just afraid that it's going to fail like every other attempt I've heard of to start a gaming addiction 12 step group. I don't want to make the same mistakes my predecesors did. I want to do this right and stay committed until this chapter is self sufficient.

Idk, just a thought. I totally don't think I'm ready since I'm only 9 months off of them and 9 months sober, haven't done the 12 steps....So not much credibility....

Any thoughts?

You can call or text me or something if you want. Just PM me for the info.

I seek to make my life more interesting than the games I played. Tough.... But an ADVENTURE!

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I also live in South FL. If

I also live in South FL. If we want to start a chapter, we're gonna need more people.
Anyone else living down here, speak up!

Live your story.

Falcon
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Going twice for any OLGA

Going twice for any OLGA members in the South FL area.
I'm seeing what I can do to reserve some local face-to-face meeting time close to my neighborhood (calling my local clubhouses to see what they offer for new organizations and whatnot). I'm also looking into what I can do at university. I'll probably at least ask for permission to post some flyers around.

It's difficult keeping this up alone. (Also, I'm not sure where Masacarious has been lately, lol.) So if anyone else is down here in South FL, please let me know.

Live your story.

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I'm down in South Florida.

I'm down in South Florida. I've yet to find meetings for any of my addictions here.

:(

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