Anonymity & public relations

The eleventh of our Twelve Traditions states: “Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, films and internet.”

We welcome publicity in the media. Our sole mission is to carry the message of hope and recovery from the insanity of gaming addiction to fellow sufferers. For those trapped in the vicious cycle of compulsive gaming, the simple fact that a recovery fellowship exists for their support can be life changing (or life saving) information.

Since we have a tradition of anonymity and non-promotion, we leave it to our friends and supporters to write about us at the public level. The only publicity we create ourselves, beyond informational content as found on this website, are simple directions on how to find our meetings and contact our members.

Anonymity is an important aspect of our fellowship. We honor the anonymity of each newcomer and each member. Since we have no official spokesperson, we ask that no member creates such an impression by speaking to the media on behalf of our membership. To prevent such an impression, we ask the media to support us in omitting from any articles or videos the full name and identifiable photograph of any person being identified as a member of C.G.A.A.

The tenth of our Twelve Traditions states: “Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the C.G.A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.” We have no opinions to state on any controversial issue, including issues related to video gaming and the existence of gaming addiction. The only public statements we have to make are ones conveying information about our meetings, fellowship and program.