Gamblers Anonymous question


I see Open Meeting, Step Meeting and Closed meeting.

Which one do you select for a 1st appearance? And what is the difference between them?


Posted: 22 Jul 2006 05:35 pm Post subject:
I'd say go for open mtg....

step mtg is only when you are ready enough to start the steps which i think is 30 days or more...they dont want to bombard you w/ the beginning...

closed mtg, i believe is just that .. private and closed to the existing members....

i read that in bill lee's book..

im sure you can ask or check the Gamblers Anonymous website...


Posted: 22 Jul 2006 09:58 pm Post subject: re
Thanks Stacy.

So Step is out.

Their site said something about open includes family members which I would prefer it didn't. They have a phone # but no one calls back.

Can I go to a closed non-step? Anyone know?

Denise C

Posted: 23 Jul 2006 07:12 am Post subject:

I would also suggest an open meeting. An open meeting means that if you want to bring a guest who is not a complusive gambler you can; someone who might support you. A closed meeting is for members only; to be a member your only requirement is a desire to stop gambling. Step meetings aren't really the best meetings for your first one. Just go, it really doesn't matter which one you go to as long as you go. Welcome to recovery my friend.