Twelve Traditions of OLGA

These twelve traditions are suggestions for the fellowship of On-line Gamers Anonymous, a nonprofit organization. The twelve steps and principles were created so we don't kill ourselves. These traditions are here, so WE DON'T KILL EACH OTHER! Healing can be a very sensitive and volitile process. Please follow these traditions so we can stay united in our journey.

1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon OLGA  unity.

2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority - a loving God as each one of us understands God, as expressed in our group conscience.  Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.

3. The only requirement for OLGA membership is a desire to stop gaming.  

4. The group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or OLGA as a whole.

5. The group has but one primary purpose-to carry its message to the game addict  who still suffers.

6. The OLGA group ought never endorse, finance or lend the OLGA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.

7. Every OLGA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

8. Online Gamers Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.

9. OLGA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.

10. Online Gamers Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the OLGA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.

11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films.

12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

Read and share your own personal thoughts about the traditions here: 12 Tradiiton Guidelines for OLGA members               

Bill Wilson, one fo the founders of A.A. discusses the traditoins and how they came about - a must see!

Note: The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous have been adapted for OLGA with the permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. ("A.A.W.S."). A.A. is not affiliated with OLGA as A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism only.