Step 12 and how I am carrying this out in my life.

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Step 12 and how I am carrying this out in my life.

Step 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we carried this message to others who game excessively and practiced these principles in all our affairs.

How am I carrying this message to others?

1) I have a talk at an Egyptian Church this Sunday and next.

2) Next Thursday I am talking to Marines and mental health providers at TwentyNine Palms.

3) The following weekend, I fly out to Minnesota to talk to University Northwestern and their staff.

4) Second weekend in August, I am talking at the American Psychological Association to mental health professionals.

5) Mid-August, I just received an invite to a LDS youth group.

6) In September, I have several presentations, with one backed by the City of Temecula and will be held at the Community Theater!

I am getting busier! I am speaking about gaming addiction and passing out OLGA Flyers! The word is getting out, people are finding OLGA and becoming more educated about gaming addiction.

I printed out (on my dime) 5000 of these brochures:

http://www.fepdrive.com/OOWS_Gaming_Addiction_TriFold.pdf

Andrew P. Doan, MPH, MD, PhD

My Gaming Addiction Videos on YouTube: YouTube.com/@DrAndrewDoan

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy, DHA or Department of Defense.

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I am making my slides

I am making my slides available to you all that I use to train mental health workers (WARNING GAME IMAGES IN SLIDES):

http://www.fepdrive.com/2014-IGD-ClinicalProvider.pptx

Andrew P. Doan, MPH, MD, PhD

My Gaming Addiction Videos on YouTube: YouTube.com/@DrAndrewDoan

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy, DHA or Department of Defense.

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Wow, Andy, you are busy

Wow, Andy, you are busy spreading the word!

Thank you for letting others know about this latest addiction!

Liz

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lizwool wrote: Wow, Andy,
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Wow, Andy, you are busy spreading the word!

Thank you for letting others know about this latest addiction!

Liz

Liz, your son did not die in vain. Your story is in my presentation. I use a documentary where your story was discussed, how you found Shawn, and why you started OLGA!

Andrew P. Doan, MPH, MD, PhD

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Your energy astonishes me,

Your energy astonishes me, Andy! I thank God for go-getters like you! And thank you!

Acceptance. When I am disturbed, it is because a person, place, thing, or situation is unacceptable to me. I find no serenity until I accept my life as being exactly the way it is meant to be. Nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.  Acknowledge the problem, but live the solution!

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Gettingalife wrote: Your
Gettingalife wrote:

Your energy astonishes me, Andy! I thank God for go-getters like you! And thank you!

I appreciate YOU and all YOU do on OLGA!

I have to be careful of my energy... because it's that energy that can cause me trouble. I am learning to moderate that energy and allocating it towards things that matter: spending time with family, sleep, work, play, and service!

With your help, I am arguing less on online because not every fight needs me to show up!!! Thank you your wisdom and guidance!

Andrew P. Doan, MPH, MD, PhD

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*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy, DHA or Department of Defense.

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wow andrew_doan. I hope I

wow andrew_doan. I hope I can be like you someday and really help a lot of people...sounds like you're giving back to the community and society in a big way!

btw, nice infographic on game addiction. who made it? :P

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braden wrote: wow
braden wrote:

wow andrew_doan. I hope I can be like you someday and really help a lot of people...sounds like you're giving back to the community and society in a big way!

btw, nice infographic on game addiction. who made it? :P

Several experts in the field created the brochure and Cosette Rae from reSTART hired a graphics designer for the layout.

Andrew P. Doan, MPH, MD, PhD

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Hi Andrew!  The flier you

Hi Andrew! The flier you attached and the only ones I've seen are geared towards families of addicts primarily parents of kids addicted. Does Olga have a flier targeted for the addict only? As an addict, the flier you have would not have made me come to Olga or feel that Olga was for me. How are you reaching out to other addicts per step 12? I see what you are doing to educate health care professionals and family/friends of addicts, which is great, but that's not step 12. What fliers and tools are you using to carry the message to only other addicts who are still suffering like you and I were, as addicts, with game addiction? Do any of the residential treatment centers where game addicts go allow outsiders in recovery to come and share their story to the group of addicts there the way the ones for inpatient alcoholics and drug addicts allow people in recovery from AA and NA visit?

Hugs, Lisa Video game free since 4/17/2014

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Wish I could see a

Wish I could see a presentation of yours live someday! But I know there won't be as much turnout in Des Moines as on any of the coasts.

It's time to make up for lost time!

Game free since May 20, 2013.

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Lisa3333 wrote: Hi
Lisa3333 wrote:

Hi Andrew! The flier you attached and the only ones I've seen are geared towards families of addicts primarily parents of kids addicted. Does Olga have a flier targeted for the addict only? As an addict, the flier you have would not have made me come to Olga or feel that Olga was for me. How are you reaching out to other addicts per step 12? I see what you are doing to educate health care professionals and family/friends of addicts, which is great, but that's not step 12. What fliers and tools are you using to carry the message to only other addicts who are still suffering like you and I were, as addicts, with game addiction? Do any of the residential treatment centers where game addicts go allow outsiders in recovery to come and share their story to the group of addicts there the way the ones for inpatient alcoholics and drug addicts allow people in recovery from AA and NA visit?

Actually, the flyer applies to adults too, and I state that for the adults I speak to. The symptoms are the same. Speaking to families and mental health providers is part of step 12 because the families and professionals all know of people addicted. So it's a process.

1) Family Member and Health Professional are Educated.

2) Family Member and Health Professional invite gaming addicts to come to our seminars.

3) Family Member and Health Professional share and discuss our videos on YouTube with gaming addicts.

4) Eventually, they find OLGA!

I know this because people have come to OLGA because of 1) my book, 2) my videos on YouTube, and 3) talks. So I am carrying out Step 12! :)

When we get the resources, we'll create another flyer for adults. But I had limited resources, so we picked parents/kids as this is the most receptive target population.

Andrew P. Doan, MPH, MD, PhD

My Gaming Addiction Videos on YouTube: YouTube.com/@DrAndrewDoan

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy, DHA or Department of Defense.

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ChrisMix26 wrote: Wish I
ChrisMix26 wrote:

Wish I could see a presentation of yours live someday! But I know there won't be as much turnout in Des Moines as on any of the coasts.

Chris, if you find an organization to host the event, we'll come!!! We can start a GoFundMe.com campaign to pay for our travel and lodging, get the community organization to rally support, and we're there!

Andrew P. Doan, MPH, MD, PhD

My Gaming Addiction Videos on YouTube: YouTube.com/@DrAndrewDoan

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy, DHA or Department of Defense.

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Sounds like you're doing

Sounds like you're doing some great stuff man! I watched your story on Youtube and was really touched, you furthered me in my resolve to never game again.

Matthew.

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