Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups

ifrat.icon.2 The Twelve-steps programme

The Twelve Steps programme results from a long tradition of Addiction recovery groups or voluntary associations of people who share a common desire to overcome their addiction problem. Different groups (e.g. Alcoholic Anonymous, Narcotic Anonymous, etc.) use different methods, ranging from explicitly spiritual to completely secular.

Here is a secular approach of the original twelve steps published by Alcoholics Anonymous:

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol, that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe and to accept that we needed strengths beyond our awareness and resources to restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to entrust our wills and our lives to the care of the collective wisdom and resources of those who have searched before us.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to ourselves, without reservation, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. We are ready to accept help in letting go of all our defects of character.
  7. With humility and openness sought to eliminate our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through meditation to improve our spiritual awareness and our understanding of the AA way of life and to discover the power to carry out that way of life.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principals in all our affairs.

These spiritual principles originally developed by AA are transcultural and applicable by any group of people, to overcome any kind of addiction. This method can be discussed and re-used by our Therapists, Inceptors and Affiliates, taking part in our action.

 ifrat.icon.2 Twelve-steps Groups

Alchaholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.”

Website: www.aa.org

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotic Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only ONE requirement for membership, the desire to stop using.”

Website: www.na.org


On-Line Gamers Anonymous® (OLGA)

On-Line Gamers Anonymous® (OLGA) was founded in 2002. It is a self-help fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strengths and hope to help each other recover and heal from problems caused by excessive game playing, whether it be computer, video, console, or on-line.

The OLGA community includes recovering gamers (OLGA members), family members, loved ones, friends, concerned others (OLG-Anon members), and those who educate and reach out to others (Outreach members). OLGA®/OLG-Anon is part of the Twelve Traditions: it advocates and provides a 12-Step Programme adapted to those who suffer from video game addiction. OLGA also offers resources for open discussion, support, education and referrals.

Website: www.olganon.org

Hotline: (612)-245-1115

E-mail: You can access the OLGA contact form on this link.