Welcome to On-Line Gamers Anonymous® (OLGA®)!
We're a community of people who have a desire to stop gaming. Many of us have stories like yours. When we came here we were desperate, afraid, depressed. We were at the Crossroads.
Today, many of us have successfully stayed away from games for weeks, months and years. We did it with help. It's hard to ask for help; but if you didn't want it, you wouldn't be here. Well, help is here. If you are gaming excessively, and want to stop, here are some ways you can be a part of our fellowship, and learn to help yourself recover:
In the beginning of your recovery, we suggest that OLGA members focus on your singleness of purpose - recovery. It is up to you, when or if, you decide to expand your horizons here.
Here is a list of some of the Tools For Video Gamers in Recovery on this website. What do you do to recover from ths video game addiction? Click here for More Tools to support you in your healing journey.
OLGA advocates and provides a 12-Step Program for recovery.
- Read them here: The Twelve Steps and Principles of OLGA
- Read and share your own personal stories about the steps here: 12 Steps and Principles of OLGA Forum
- Or read the AA Big Book Online: AA Big Book Online
- Or the NA Basic Text: NA Basic Text Online
The olganon.org website supports:
- The OLGA fellowship (recovering excessive/addicted gamers)
- The OLG-Anon fellowship (friends and family of excessive gamers)
- Outreach (the public service division, where members can volunteer to "give back")
Because you are a recovering gamer, you are an OLGA member.
This organization is financially supported by you, the members. If you have found hope here, please make donations, so we can continue our mission. To make a donation, please Donate Here. We are a registered 501c3 organization in the U.S., so all U.S. donations are tax deductible. Without your support, we will not be here. Thank you for supporting yourself by supporting our Community!
Other things to be aware of:
As you get off the games:
You'll experience withdrawal. Take a look at the possible symptoms here: Withdrawal Symptoms
You'll need support. Go to the chatroom. Go to an open AA or NA meeting in your area. Call or write your sponsor and recovery friends. Come to one of our meetings.
Watch a video about what sobriety from gaming is like and how to do it successfully: Video about getting off the games
Fill the void left by gaming with living your real life: 101 Things to do Instead of Gaming
You'll want to play. How have others dealt with cravings? Look here: What Do I Do When I Crave to Play the Games
If you are in crisis, considering suicide: For Immediate Support
Coming back from a relapse? Here's what has happened to us: Relapse - Re-entering the Gaming World
Who Are You? Do you know? How to Tap your Gifts and Inner Strengths
Other frequently asked questions are found here: Frequently Asked Questions About Our Organization
The Staff at On-Line Gamers Anonymous