Find a Self-Help Meeting:

“I'm so grateful I got help, and I'm glad I went (to a meeting). I wish I had listened earlier because I could have saved myself a lot of pain and misery if that first time I had talked to someone who said, “Hey, why don't you check out a meeting.” I should have. It cost me three to four years of my life.” -- Andrew

Self-help groups are available to support people experiencing gambling problems, as well as their loved ones. Everyone at the meetings has a story of their own to share. Nobody has to share anything unless they want to. People offer each other support on their recovery journeys.

Are you wondering if you should attend a Self-Help Group?

  • Gamblers Anonymous (GA) and Bettors Anonymous (BA) are self-help meetings based on the same 12-step concept as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
  • Gamblers Anonymous also offers a weekly phone meeting for those who would are unable or prefer not to meet in person. The phone meeting is held every Wednesday night from 9:00 - 10:30PM EST, just call 559-726-1300 and use access code 611704# to access the meeting.
  • Smart Recovery offers face-to-face meetings, online meetings, and online self-help chat
  • Gam-Anon is a support group specifically for families and loved ones of people experiencing problems with gambling
  • In The Rooms offers and online support forum
  • GamTalk offers support through an online form, chat and over the phone

There is NO COST to participate. You do not have to call ahead to attend meetings. You are welcome any time. Find a meeting in your area:

Self-Help Meetings

DayTimeLocationAddressCityNotesRegion
Sunday7:00 PMAll Souls Universalist Church196 Elm Street (Corner of Church St)Braintree, MA 02184GA, Open Meeting; Non-SmokingBoston
Sunday8:15- 10:00 AMSterling Services589 Concord St. (Rt. 126)Holliston, MA 01746GA. Regular. H. Non-SmokingCentral
Sunday12:00- 1:30 PMTemple Beth Shalom85 Plymouth St. (front entrance/2nd fl.)Holbrook, MA 02343GA. Non-Smoking. Open Meeting last meeting of month.Boston
Sunday6:00 PMEvangelical Orchard Covenant Church (upstairs)95 Berkshire StreetIndian Orchard (Springfield), MA 01151GA. OpenWest
Sunday6:00 PMEvangelical Orchard Covenant Church. Lower Level95 Berkshire StreetIndian Orchard (Springfield), MA 01151Gam-anon. Non-Smoking. HWest
Sunday7:00 PMChurch of the Nazarene529 Eastern Ave.Malden, MA 02148GA. Open.Boston
Sunday10:00 AM - NoonNewton-Wellesley Hospital2014 Washington St. (Use West entrance by Cancer Ctr., Go to Rm 7 across from South elevators on 2nd fl.)Newton, MA 02462Gam-anon. Non-Smoking. HBoston
Sunday5:00-6:00 PMChurch of the Epiphany Multi-Purpose Room1336 Pawtucket Ave.Rumford, RI 02916GA. New Beginnings -Steps 1,2 &3 meetingRI
Sunday6:00 PMSt. Luke's Episcopal Church99 Pierce St. (Pierce & Church Sts.)E. Greenwich, RI 02818GA, Women in Recovery (Women Preferred)RI
Sunday6:00 PMChurch of the Epiphany Multi-Purpose Room1336 Pawtucket Ave.Rumford, RI 02916GA. Open. Step MeetingRI
Sunday8:00 AMLife Care Center of Stoneham25 Woodland Rd. (The Fellsway)Stoneham, MA 02180BA Closed. Non-Smoking.Boston
Monday7 - 8:45 PMBeth Isreal Deaconess Health Care Center1000 BroadwayChelsea, MA 02150GA. Regular. H. No meeting on holidaysBoston
Monday7:30 PMMirimar Retreat House - Father Ford Ctr. First Bldg on Left. First Floor121 Parks StreetDuxbury, MA 02332GA. Regular. H. Non-SmokingSouth East
Monday7:30 PMMirimar Retreat House - Father Ford Ctr. First Bldg on Left. First Floor121 Parks StreetDuxbury, MA 02332Gam-anon. Non-Smoking. HSouth East
Monday7:30 - 9 PMHampstead Congregational Church61 Main Street / Rt.-121Hampstead, NH 03841GA. Open Meeting. Non-SmokingNH
Monday7:30 PMOur Lady of Assumption10 Waters St.Millbury,MAGA. Regular. Non-smokingCentral
Monday (former New Bedford mtg)6:30 - 8:00 PMSt. Mary's Parish (church hall)783 Dartmouth St.So. Dartmouth, MAGA. Regular. H. Non-SmokingSouth East
Monday7:30 - 9 PMMary Immaculate of Lourdes Church270 Elliot StreetNewton , MA 02461GA. Regular. H. Non-SmokingBoston
Monday7:00 PMNorthampton GA (formerly Florence)35 Fruit StreetNorthampton, MA 01060GA. Regular. H. Non-SmokingWest
Monday7:00 PMSt. Matthew Trinity Church - Basement690 Newport Ave.Pawtucket, RI 02861GA. Regular. H. Non-SmokingRI
Tuesday12:00 PM - 1:15 PMMass. Council on Compulsive Gambling190 High Street - 6th FloorBoston, MA 02110GA. Open Meeting. Non-Smoking HBoston
Tuesday6:30-7:30pmYWCA130 East AvenueLewiston, ME 04240GA. Open. H.ME
Tuesday7:30 PMTrinity Episcopal Church1 Blue Hill River Rd (at 1st traffic light north of Rt.128/I95 on Rt. 138Canton, MA 02021GA. Open Meeting. HBoston
Tuesday8:00 PM - 9:30 PMSt. Mark's Church Thrift Shop60 West StreetLeominster, MA 01453GA. Open. H. Non-SmokingCentral
Tuesday7:00 PMEaster Seals Building555 Auburn StreetManchester, NH 03103GA. Regular. H. Non-SmokingNH
Tuesday7:30 - 9:00 PMWesley United Methodist Church100 Winthrop St.Medford, MA 02155GA. Regular. H. Non-Smoking. Open Meeting last meeting of month.Boston
Tuesday7:30 - 9:15 PMWesley United Methodist Church100 Winthrop St.Medford, MA 02155Gam-anon. Non-Smoking. HBoston
Tuesday7:15 PM1st United Methodist Church. Room 10157 Peters Street (rear)North Andover, MA 01845GA. Open. 12 Step MeetingNorth East
Tuesday7:15 PM1st United Methodist Church. Room 10157 Peters Street (rear)North Andover, MA 01845Gam-anon. Non-Smoking. HNorth East
Tuesday7:00 PMThe Church of the Epiphany. Lower level living room1336 Pawtucket AveRumford, RI 02916GA. Regular. H. Non-SmokingRI
Tuesday7:00 PMGrace Church Annex8 Court StreetRutland, VT 05701GA. Open. H. Non-SmokingVT
Tuesday7:30 PMSt. Ann's Church124 Cochituate Rd. (Rt. 27)Wayland, MA 01778GA. Regular. H. Non-SmokingCentral
Wednesday7:00 PM - 8:30 PMUnion Congregational Church350 Main StreetAmesbury, MA 01913GA. Regular. Non-smoking. 12 Step MeetingNorth East
Wednesday7:00 PMBeth Israel Deaconess Hospital1000 BroadwayChelsea, MA 02150GA. Regular. H. Non-SmokingBoston
Wednesday7:00 PMSt. Joseph's Parish Center1303 Mendon Rd. Up the hill, back of church.Cumberland, RI 02864GA. Regular. H. Non-SmokingRI
Wednesday7:30 - 9:00 PMTemple Beth Shalom85 Plymouth St. (front entrance/2nd fl.)Holbrook, MA 02343GA. Regular. Non-Smoking. Combined meeting last Wednesday of the monthSouth East
Wednesday7:30 - 9:00 PMTemple Beth Shalom85 Plymouth St. (front entrance/2nd fl.)Holbrook, MA 02343Gam-Anon.Combined meeting last Wednesday of the monthSouth East
Wednesday8:00 PMThe United Methodist Church104 South Main Street (Rt 122)Orange, MA 01364GA. Regular. Non-Smoking. HCentral
Wednesday7:00 PMHillcrest Hospital165 Tor CourtPittsfield, MA 01201GA. Regular. H. Non-SmokingWest
Wednesday7 - 8:30 PMAll Saints Episcopal Church79 Central StreetStoneham, MA 02180BA. Closed. Non-smokingBoston
Wednesday7:30 PMSt. Lukes Parish (Parish Hall Basement)Route 30 & Ruggles Street (1 Ruggles Street)Westborough, MA 01581GA. Regular. H. Non-SmokingCentral
Wednesday12:15 PM - 1:30 PMCochesett United Methodist Church517 West Center Street (Intersection of Route 106 & 24)West Bridgewater, MA 02379GA. Non-smoking. Open Mtg.South East
Thursday10:00 AMFirst Church Of Christ763 Longmeadow Street (Corner of Rte. 5 & Rte.192)Longmeadow, MA 01106GA. Regular. Non-Smoking. HWest
Thursday12:00 PM - 1:15 PMMass. Council on Compulsive Gambling190 High Street - 6th FloorBoston, MA 02110GA. Open Meeting. Non-smokingBoston
Thursday6:00-8:00 pmBangor Area Recovery Network142 Center StreetBrewer, MEGA. Open Meeting. Non-smokingME
Thursday7:00 PMBeth Israel Deaconess1000 BroadwayChelsea, MA 02150BA Regular. Non-SmokingBoston
Thursday7:30 - 9:00 PMSt. Joseph's Church--Rear School Building1335 North Main . Corner of N. Main and Weetamoe StreetFall River, MA 02720GA. Open. 12 Step MeetingSouth East
Thursday6:30 - 9:00 PMFirst Church Of Christ763 Longmeadow Street (Corner of Rte. 5 & Rte.192)Longmeadow, MA 01106GA. Regular. Non-Smoking. HWest
Thursday6:30 - 9:00 PMFirst Church Of Christ763 Longmeadow Street (Corner of Rte. 5 & Rte.192)Longmeadow, MA 01106Gam-anon. Non-Smoking. HWest
Thursday7:30 - 9:00 PMHampstead Congregational Church61 Main Street / Rt.-121Hampstead, NH 03841GA. Open. Non-SmokingNH
Thursday7:00-8:30pmSt. Joseph the Worker Church1 Maguan Street (Int. Rt. 14 & 58)Hanson, MA 02341GA. Open Meeting. HSouth East
Thursday7:30 PMMary Immaculate of Lourdes Church270 Elliot StreetNewton, MA 02459GA. Open.Non-smoking.Boston
Thursday7:30 - 9 PMPlainville United Methodist Church16 E Bacon St. (Intersection of Rt. 106 and Rt. 1A)Plainville, MA 02762GA. Open Meeting. Non-smoking.South East
Thursday7:00 - 8:30 PMBrighton Med. Ctr.335 Brighton Ave.Portland,ME 04103GA. Regular. Non-Smoking. HME
Thursday7:00 PMUnited Memorial Methodist Church176 Somerset AvenueTaunton, MA 02780GA. Regular. Non-Smoking. HSouth East
Thursday7:30-9:15 PMSt. Paul's Lutheran Church389 Greenwich Ave (Near Lowe's)Warwick, RI 02886GA. Regular. Non-Smoking. HRI
Thursday7:30- 9:15 PMUnited Methodist Church87 Church Street. Route 62Wilmington, MA 01887GA. Regular. Non-smoking. Open Meeting 3rd meeting of monthNorth East
Friday7:30 PMCaritas Good Samaritan Hospital Moakley Conference Room235 North Pearl St (Rte 24, exit 18)Brockton, MA 02301GA. Step Meeting. H. Non-SmokingSouth East
Friday7:30 - 8:45 PMFirst Church Of Christ Congregational678 Lynnfield StreetLynn, MA 01904GA. Regular. Non-Smoking. HBoston
Friday7:00 - 8:00 PMBridgemark Addiction Recovery Services2020 Elmwood Ave. Rear Bldg. Lower Level (formerly Kent House)Warwick, RI 02888GA. Closed. Step.Non-SmokingRI
Friday7:30 PMGrace Vision Church (formerly St. Johns-enter on Mt. Auburn St.-Young Adult Rm.)80 Mt. Auburn Street (Rte. 16)Watertown, MA 02472GA. Regular. H. Open Meeting 3rd meeting of month. Non-SmokingBoston
Friday7:30 PMGreendale People's Church25 Francis St. (Just off West Boylston Street)Worcester, MA 01606GA. Regular. Non-Smoking. HCentral
Friday7:30 PMGreendale People's Church25 Francis St. (Just off West Boylston Street)Worcester, MA 01606Gam-anon. Non-Smoking. HCentral
Saturday9:00 AM - 11:00 AMYork Hospital (Hall House)15 Hospital Drive (Gray building next to helicopter pad)York, ME 03909GA. Open. Step Meeting.Non-Smoking. HME
Saturday9 - 11 AMYork Hospital (Hall House)15 Hospital Drive (Gray building next to helicopter pad)York, ME 03909Gam-anon. Non-Smoking. HME
Saturday10:30 AM - 12 PMBrockton V.A. Hospital. Bldg 22940 Belmont St ( Rt.24,Exit 17)Brockton, MA 02301GA. Step and Topics Meeting. Regular. HSouth East
Saturday9:30-11:30 AMSt. Paul's Lutheran Church389 Greenwich Ave (Near Lowe's Lumber Yard)Warwick, RI 02886GA. Regular. Non-Smoking. HRI
Saturday10 AM-12 PMHolyoke Medical Ctr.575 Beech St. (Main Rm./Kitchen; Parking lot C Bldg. 20.Look for door that says ‘Auditorium’.Holyoke, MA 01040GA. Regular. Non-Smoking. H Last Saturday of month is speaker mtg.West
Saturday10 AM-12 PMHolyoke Medical Ctr.575 Beech St.(Rm. A)Holyoke, MA 01040Gam-anon. Non-Smoking. HWest
Saturday10:00 AM - NoonQuincy Community Methodist Church40 Beale StreetQuincy, MA 02184GA. Regular. Topic discussion. Non-Smoking. HBoston
Saturday2:00 PMSaint Monica Church. St. Vincent de Paul Building behind school202 Lawrence St. (Lower Rm.)Methuen, MA 01844BA. Regular. Non-SmokingNorth East
Saturday3:00 PMSt. John's the Baptist Church (Rectory Basement)17 Chestnut Street (Behind City Hall)Peabody, MA 01960GA. Regular. Non-Smoking. HNorth East

All meetings listed are Gamblers Anonymous unless specified otherwise

Gamblers Anonymous  - 855-222-5542
Website: www.gamblersanonymous.org

Gam-Anon - 888-644-8482
Website: www.gam-anon.org

Bettors Anonymous - 978-988-1777 or 781-662-5199
Website: www.bettorsanonymous.org

Smart Recovery - 866-951-5357
Website: www.smartrecovery.org

In the Rooms - 855-399-0014
Website: www.intherooms.com

GamTalk - 1-800-522-4700
Website: www.gamtalk.org

C-Closed – Only individuals who have (or believe they might have) a gambling problem may attend
O-Open – Non-gamblers are allowed to attend
R-Regular – Family members/friends are allowed to attend the gambler’s first meeting to provide support.  Other visitors (reporters, e.g.) may attend one meeting of this type – it’s suggested members inform groups one week ahead of time.
NS – Non-smoking
GM – Gam-Anon meeting (for families of gamblers)
H – Wheelchair accessible