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