Reading Thursday Open Meeting

01 June 2017 19:30 – 21:30
Location: Kennet Valley Free Church Building 2, Carters Rise, Calcot, England, RG31 7YT

Dave (Wokingham) - 19 Years
James (Treasurer) - 5 Years
John (Secretary) - 5 Years
Various - Ranging from 1 - 2, 4 Years
Steve 7 Years

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Open MeetingsCelebrate Recovery

Open Meetings are unlike any other GA Meeting.  

These meetings are where compulsive gamblers come together with their family and friends to celebrate a period of abstinence from gambling.  Most meeting venues will host an open meeting once or twice per year and compulsive gamblers that have achieved a year, or number of years abstinence from gambling since the last open meeting will recieve recognitions and a medallion showing the number of years of abstinence.

During these events the compulsive gambler will usually talk through their experience of the last year or years and explain the effect of gambling on their life and the benefits they have received through abstinence from gambling.

These are often emotional events and are an amazing experience for both the compulsive gambler and their family and friends.



Below is a list of upcoming Open Meetings

Upcoming Open Meetings

23 Jun 2017 20:00 – 22:00
Quaker Meeting House, Dundonald Drive 18, Southend-on-Sea, England, SS9 1NB, United Kingdom

25 Jun 2017 20:00 – 22:00
Bakers House, Baker Street 41, High Wycombe, England, HP11 2RX, United Kingdom

26 Jun 2017 19:30 – 21:30
The Salvation Army, Garden Road, Rhosddu, Wrexham, LL11 2NU, Wales, United Kingdom

03 Jul 2017 19:30 – 21:30
Hallgate House, Hallgate, Wigan, England, WN1 1HP, United Kingdom

04 Jul 2017 20:00 – 22:00
St.Michael's Church Presbytery, Horne Street, Liverpool, England, L6 5EH, United Kingdom

04 Jul 2017 20:00 – 22:00
St. Mary's Church The Mount, Acton High Street, Acton, London, W3 9NW, England, United Kingdom

06 Jul 2017 20:00 – 22:30
United Reformed Church, New Road, Brentwood,CM14 4GD, England, United Kingdom

12 Jul 2017 20:00 – 22:30
Open Access Ramp, Training Centre, Training Room, Walton Street, 100a Walton Street, Aylesbury, HP21 7QP, England, United Kingdom

20 Jul 2017 18:30 – 21:30
Mount Street 6, Manchester, M2 5NS, England, United Kingdom

27 Jul 2017 19:00 – 21:30
Dentons Green Lane 32-40, Denton's Green, England, United Kingdom

31 Jul 2017 19:30 – 21:30
Hallgate House, Hallgate, Wigan, England, WN1 1HP, United Kingdom

07 Aug 2017 19:30 – 22:00
Friends Meeting House, 9 Balgores Lane, Romford, RM2 5JS, England, United Kingdom

16 Nov 2017 20:00 – 22:30
Luton Central Baptist Church, 52a Church Street, Luton, LU1 3ET, England, United Kingdom

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Are you a compulsive gambler?

Are you a compulsive gambler ?

Answer all 20 questions in your own honesty

Q1: Do you lose time from work or school due to gambling?
Q2: Is gambling making your home life unhappy?
Q3: Is gambling affecting your reputation?
Q4: Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
Q5: Do you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
Q6: Does gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
Q7: After losing do you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
Q8: After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?
Q9: Do you often gamble until your last pound has gone?
Q10: Do you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
Q11: Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
Q12: Are you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures?
Q13: Does gambling make you careless of the welfare of your family?
Q14: Do you gamble longer than you had planned?
Q15: Do you ever gamble to escape worry or trouble?
Q16: Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?
Q17: Does gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
Q18: Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create an urge within you to gamble?
Q19: Do you have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
Q20: Have you ever considered self-destruction as a result of your gambling?

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