Hi, and I need help desperately!

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Hi, and I need help desperately!

I just joined this website. I really don't have much to say. I'm a grandmother who is addicted to online games, phone games, you name it.

I have been playing games for over forty years. How do I know? My firstborn is that age! Lol, but seriously, I didn't realize I could put money on games until three years ago, and the amount has skyrocketed within the last six months. I almost lost my apartment because half of my rent went into two of my phone games. I have told my therapist and Sponsor from another group and they have sent me to Gambler's Anonymous. The only meeting I can get to is on a Thursday night, and I need to speak to someone more than just one night.

Sooooo, here I am. Btw, did I say Hi?

 

M.O.J.

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Hi MOJ and welcome to Olga.

Hi MOJ and welcome to Olga.  I'm glad you found us.  I'm a grandma and a gaming addict, too.  What I've found most helpful is going to online meetings.  There are meetings 7 days a week several times a day.  You can find the list of meeting times here.  

 

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~Maria Robinson

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Welcome MOJ

Welcome MOJ

Glad you are here !

INFO

Parent's online meeting THURSDAY 9pmEST/EDT click here

Online meetings gaming addicts click here

Spouses/SO's of addicts click here

Parents of addicts click here for advice

Help for video game addicts click here

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hello, MOJ try to answer is

hello, MOJ try to answer is OLGA for you? questions. If you see that you have a problem, then you should find a treatment. The treatment we follow in here is the 12step recovery program. Its strength comes from working and understanding each other.

"Recovery is not about dealing with gaming. Recovery is about dealing with Life"

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Silvertabby

Thank you.

M.O.J.

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Ok. I'll go there now.

M.O.J.

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I'm where I need to be!

I have just read, "Is OLGA for me", and I am shocked at how many questions I said yes to! I said no to only two, and I am now shaking my head at my own madness and obsession with these games.

M.O.J.

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Absent until Dec. 27th.

I won't be back until next Tuesday. I'm at work and only place I use internet. None at home.

M.O.J.

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Thanks Planner. I'm currently

Thanks Planner. I'm currently using the 12 and 12 in Al-Anon and AA. I am familiar with the steps, so this can be good for me, right?

M.O.J.

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Welcome MOJ, 

Welcome MOJ, 

I am reading the book of AA and stories there are very related to mine. As you know its important to do the steps with a sponsor and to keep going to meetings.

"Recovery is not about dealing with gaming. Recovery is about dealing with Life"

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