Newcomer Pamphlet

(May 2020 Draft)

Chips for marking game-free time for groups and individuals are available at cost.

Literature projects in the works

  • CGAA Recovery Booklet
  • Meeting Handbook
  • Local Meeting Starter Kit
  • Am I a Video Gaming Addict? Pamphlet
  • Daily Reflections Book

Literature from other fellowships

There is much literature on addiction. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have led many millions of people to recovery from this formerly untreatable illness. We value the literature of these and other fellowships, literature such as the AA Big Book and the NA Basic Text. Our members are encouraged to read our CGAA Basic Text, for information specific to gaming addiction and the suggestions for recovery that have been approved by our members; but we also encourage the use of other recovery literature. From the beginning, we have found that only addicts really understand addicts, and recovering addicts can truly help show others the way to recovery, simply by sharing their own experience, strength and hope. Recovery literature allows us to learn from the experience of millions who have gone before us.

CGAA groups are encouraged to include recovery literature at their meetings.

Some recovery literature that has been found to be helpful to our members:

  • The Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text
  • NA Step-Working Guides
  • AA 12 Steps and 12 Traditions
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (the title of A.A.’s “Big Book”)
  • Daily Reflections from various fellowships