The following is addressed to the Media with some basic guidelines on the anonimity of members of Gamblers Anonymous.
Gamblers Anonymous is very strict about its relationship with the media.
We naturally encourage publicity of our existence, but we do not promote ourselves, relying entirely on attraction.
We ALWAYS maintain anonymity, so that appearances on TV are impossible where we can be recognised, or even if the perception is that we are giving up our anonymity.
Gamblers Anonymous is an anonymous fellowship and therefore does not keep any records of numbers or types of gamblers. We can say that the range of forms of gambling is continuously expanding. This inevitably increases the numbers of those who become addicted to gambling.
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Gamblers Anonymous is self-supporting, declining outside contributions; and we are non-professional, offering only the voluntary support of one gambler helping another.
You have helped make this possible, and for that we thank you.
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Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon are both voluntary organisations.
Voluntary self financing is part of the recovery programme to cover the cost of group meetings, fellowship literature and the help lines.
GA and Gam-Anon refuse outside contributions.